Norway | Alexander Rybak Amongst Melodi Grand Prix 2018 Artists
This morning, NRK announced the ten artists taking part in Melodi Grand Prix, the show used to select the representative for Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest, this year includes Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak.
Alexander won the contest with his song "Fairytale" with a whopping 387 points, which under the old voting system was a record, which was never beaten, he won the contest a mammoth 169 points ahead of second place Iceland, he however is not the only artist to have represented Norway at Eurovision who is back in the competition. Previous artists include Aleksander Wallmann who represented Norway alongside JOWST in 2017 and placed 10th and Stella Mwangi, who represented Norway back in 2011 but sadly did not advance to the finals. Ida Maria who is a star in Norway and also wrote Mamma's Boy which featured in the selection last year is also on the participants list.
Charla K - Stop The Music
Alejandro Fuentes - Tengo Orta
Aleksander Walmann - Talk To The Hand
Stella & Alexandra - You Got Me
Vidar Villa - Moren Din
Tom Huego - I Like I Like I Like
Ida Maria - Scandilove
Rebecca - Who We Are
NICOLINE - Light Me Up
Alexander Rybak - That's How You Write A Song
The final on Melodi Grand prix will take place March 10th, Norway's act will be selected via a international jury and televote to decide the top four, those four will advance to the Gold Final and perform again. The winner of the gold final will purely be decided via a televote.