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Will it be new folk or heavy metal this year?. Submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2011 are open, and all nationalities can enter. Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) is an annual music competitions organized by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, with the winner representing the country in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). All artists wishing to participate have to fill in and print out the document from the website, sending their contribution on audio CD. The song must be previously unpublished, and the material 100% original. Songs should have a maximum duration of three minutes.

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Will it be new folk or heavy metal this year?

Published on Tuesday, 6th July, 2010 at 14:39 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last Updated on 7th July 2010 at 08:32.

Submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2011 are open, and all nationalities can enter.

Per Sundnes
Per Sundnes
Photo: Ernst Vikne/Wikimedia Commons


Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) is an annual music competitions organized by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, with the winner representing the country in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).

All artists wishing to participate have to fill in and print out the document from the website, sending their contribution on audio CD. The song must be previously unpublished, and the material 100% original. Songs should have a maximum duration of three minutes.

NRK reserves the right to choose the artists, and the submission deadline is 15 September 2010. The jury will then make its selections and submit entries as soon as a decision has been taken.

Norway’s won the Eurovision three times, first in 1985 with Bobbysocks’ “La det swinge”. Then came Secret Garden’s “Nocturne” in 1995, followed by Alexander Rybak in 2009 with “Fairytale”.

ESC is open for everyone, but the organizers hope there’ll be more genres of hybrid folk music, such as what Alexander Rybak did. However, Per Sundnes, “captain” of MGP, hinted heavy black metal is high on this year’s wish-list.

Will it be folk or heavy metal that wins MGP this time around and represent Norway at next year’s ESC?

We’ll have to wait and hear.



Published on Tuesday, 6th July, 2010 at 14:39 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last updated on 7th July 2010 at 08:32.

This post has the following tags: per, sundnes, melodi, grand, prix, mgp, eurovision, song, contest, esc, nrk.





  
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