The Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, revealed that the national selection final of Melodi Grand Prix 2019 , will take place on 2nd of March 2019 in the Oslo Spektrum.

Melodi Grand Prix has its roots back in  1960 and since then has selected the Norwegian Eurovision act all years apart from 1970, 2002 (the country had withdrawn from the contest) and in 1991 due to considered low quality entries. NRK has revealed that this year’s entries for Grand Prix 2019  have pass the number of 1000. The window for submission of songs has closed the total number of entries will be cut down to a list of 10 finalist.

The next  MGP contestants will be announced in a special press conference on the 25 January 2019.

Norway hasn’t qualified two times in the final the last decade, in 2011 with Stella Mwangi and in 2016 with Agnete. This year Norway was represented for the second time by  Alexander Rybak and his song That’s How You Write A Song, which finished in 15th place of the grand final. Alexander didn’t manage to repeat the success of 2009 when he gave his country a grand victory with his song  “Fairytale”