Stig Karlsen, NRK’s project manager for Melodi Grand Prix, has spoken to Norwegian Newspaper Dagbladet about plans for the 2021 Melodi Grand Prix.
Karlsen also revealed that Melodi Grand Prix 2021 will span over 6 Saturdays with six shows, and will consist of semi-finals and a big grand final. He affirmed the importance of Melodi Grand Prix 2021 as a way to gather all Norwegians for a common experience and an event to look forward to amidst everything happening around the world right now, and assures us that the organisers will not plan a half-hearted show, despite the global pandemic.
Organisers of the show are currently liaising closely with Norwegian authorities regarding recommendations and measures which need to be in place for the show to run smoothly. More details will be made available to public at a later date.
Ulrikke was crowned the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 with the song “Attention”, but due to the cancellation of the contest this year, she never got the chance to perform on the Eurovision stage.
Unfortunately, unlike other countries, Ulrikke was not automatically chosen to represent Norway in Rotterdam 2021. Ulrikke revealed that she will not join Melodi Grand Prix 2021 as a participant but she will be involved with the show in some other manner.
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