NORWAY – Stig Karlsen, NRK’s MGP Head, revealed further facts about the nation’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 semi-finals and final will be televised from Fornebu’s H3 Arena. The contest location is being enlarged to the maximum possible space.
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 will have an audience, however, the amount is unknown.
Stig Karlsen felt it was still too risky to experiment with major arenas that had previously hosted MGP because of the uncertainties around Covid-19. Other events, like Melfest 2022, intend to fill big venues.
The format of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 may potentially alter, however, this is not yet determined. Mr Karlsen said most are still in the planning stages. Possible changes include:
- Jury vote returns Previously, an International Jury was involved.
- The timing of the songs and activities. It was disclosed a few days before each heat last year.
- New voting techniques
- January 15 – the first semi-final
- January 22 – the second semi-final
- January 29 – the third semi-final
- February 5- the fourth semi-final
- February 12 – the fifth semi-final
- February 19 – the grand final
Melodi Grand Prix song submissions concluded on September 15. Fewer Swedish and international composers than in past years have contributed songs.
Song submissions include those by Kevin Haugan, Reidun Sæther, and Emelie Hollow, among others.
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