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Nine finalists compete to represent Norway in the Eurovision final in Malmö in May.
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Now is the time to choose a winner of this year’s Melodi Grand Prix. The final is underway in Trondheim Spektrum.
Watch VG’s reviewer Tor Martin Bøe roll the dice on the artists’ final numbers further down in the story!
Before the grand final, it became known that NRK changes the voting system. Now you and I will decide most.
The public votes count for 60 percent, while the points from an international jury count for 40 percent.
All artists must perform their song on stage once before the voting window opens.
This is the order of the evening:
- GOTH MINISTER
- Ingrid Jasmin
- Margaret Berger
- Day Erik Oksvold and Anne Fagermo
- Erika Norwich and Super Rob
– A moment worth capturing
Swedish MGP legend Carola Häggkvist is expected on stage tonight.
– It is incredibly nice to be here and sing my songs and meet the audience with what I have done and delivered for so many years, Carola told VG earlier Friday.
Project manager for MGP, Mads Tørklep says NRK has tried to hide the fact that the star is in Trondheim:
– We have done our best to hide Carola from everyone. We had even placed Carola in a different hotel from the crew and artists, to avoid suspicion. But we have to admit that there are now starting to be a bit too many clues that point her in the direction of the MGP final, he says.
– Without revealing in detail what Carola will do, I can reveal that she may appear on the screen tonight. And I can say that it will be a moment worth capturing.
Carola has shared a photo of herself and the artist TIX on her Instagram story.
The MGP finalists sing out about the Israel dispute
VG has asked the nine finalists in this year’s MGP finalists three questions about Israel’s controversial participation. Almost everyone agrees – and is joined by several MGP veterans.
Acts outside the spectrum
Over 100 protesters have turned up outside Trondheim Spektrum before tonight’s final. They protest against Israel’s participation in Eurovision, and want NRK to work for Israel’s exclusion from the competition.
Margrethe Guldal Einarsen is the spokesperson for the action group for Palestine in Trondheim, which holds an action outside Spektrum.
– We are holding a silent commemoration outside Trondheim Spektrum to remember the Palestinians who have died in the ongoing war, says Guldal Einarsen.
Published: 03.02.24 at 19:56
Updated: 03.02.24 at 20:19