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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:45

Norway: 600 Submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2014

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Vivi Stenberg, project manager of the Melodi Grand Prix on behalf of NRK, the national broadcaster responsible for the participation of Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest just revealed that they received around six hundred (600) entries for the upcoming selection procedure. A high turn-out of submissions was expected following the fourth place finish achieved by Margaret Berger and her entry I Feed You My Love. It was Norway's first top five placing since their illustrious victory at the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

 

'There are quite a few names that I know nothing about and there are a lot of hopeful songwriters who have sent in entries who haven't previously participated. But in the addition to these, there are a substantial number of well established names, some of which have taken part in Melodi Grand Prix earlier'. Vivi Stenberg then went onto add that along with a selective committee of music experts, she is set to invite an additional number of singers and songwriters to submit their entries within the process. It gives them extra incentive to add quality to the field.

Margaret Berger and Adelén were two of the most successful artists in Norway throughout the year following their participation within the Melodi Grand Prix. The selective committee will start listening to the entries from the beginning of October with the process expected to last about a month. This years' edition of the Melodi Grand Prix will consist of three (3) semi-finals of five (5) entries with three (3) of each making it through to the final round. The selection process in 2014 is set to give exposure to both the songwriter and the artist equally in order to appreciate the way that songs are created. 

Libertea, a tabloid in Romania has gone on record stating that Ovi, who has twice participated in the Melodi Grand Prix is set to return should his entry make it through to the selection process. The male vocalist had co-written and performed the most successful Romanian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest, that being Playing With Fire, a duet with Paula Seling which finished in third place. escflashmalta.com was the first portal to report that Ovi was hoping to return to the Eurovision Song Contest, so we urge you to stay tuned for all of the latest news. 

Sources: NRK, VG, Libertea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc6a4EV63uM

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