Norway: The MGP 2015 candidates by NRK
The Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, has revealed the 11 candidates who will compete in the 2015 Norwegian Eurovision national final- Melodi Grand Prix 2015.
After receiving an amount of 800 entries wiht the ambition to NRK to represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, a special committee was responsible to shortlist the 800 received entries to 11. This total of 11 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Vienna in the 2015 Norwegian Eurovision national final- MGP 2015 which is scheduled to be held at the Oslo Spektrum on Saturday 14 March
The 11 Finalisth
- Alexandra Joner – Cinderella
- Contrazt – Heaven
- Erlend Bratland – Thunderstruck
- Ira Konstantinidis – We don’t worry
- Jenny Langlo – Next to you
- Karin Park – Human Beings
- Marie Klåpbakken – Ta meg tilbake
- Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A monster like me
- Raylee – Louder
- Staysman & Lazz – En godt stekt pizza
- Tor & Bettan – All over the world
Silya Nymoen and Kare Magnus will have the honour of hosting the 2015 Norwegian national final.The Norwegian broadcaster has decided to bring back the orchestra, giving the competing acts the option to peform with a live orchestra during the MGP final.
Norway debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and has won the competition thrice in 1985 with Bobbysocks, in 1995 with Secret Garden and in 2009 with Alexander Rybak. The country has hosted the event 3 times, twice in Oslo (1996,2010) and once in Bergen (1986)
In last year’s Eurovision in Copenhagen, Carl Espen via a national selection represented Norway entry Silent storm and managed a top ten placing ,achieving an 8th placing in the grand final.