If you want to see a mighty Viking singing One Last Time at the Eurovision 2020 stage in the Netherlands. So far, this tune by Rein Alexander is a big winner for us at the local Norwegian Eurovision show which is called MGP in Norway.

It is now 60 years since Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest with Nora Brockstedt and the song “Voi Voi”. On the occasion of the anniversary, the national broadcaster in Norway, NRK decided to expand the competition with five semi-finals. Because of this expansion of the show, this year’s final will be very interesting to follow.

Celebrating 60 Years with MGP 2020

MGP 2020 is the Melody Grand Prix, which is the official name of Norway’s national Eurovision Song Contest. In the last year’s competitions, it is only been one final but now in 2020 NRK has really increased the entertainment level a lot because of 60 years since the country contributed to the worlds largest music festival.

The competition is as always organized by NRK in January and February this year where 25 songs will participate. It is in fact the highest number in the competition’s history. As 60 years have passed since Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest, the Melodi Grand Prix has been extended with five semi-finals, which started on the 11th of Saturday. Each region of Norway has its own semi-final this year, with artists and songwriters from that region.

Viewers can vote one song from each semi-final to the final on Saturday 15th of February 2020, where they meet five pre-qualified finalists selected by NRK.

Semi-finals in Oslo and the Final in Trondheim

All of the Norwegian MGP Semi-finals will be held in the H3 Arena at Fornebu, while the finals will be held in Trondheim Spectrum. This is the very first time that Trondheim is hosting a Melodi Grand Prix final, and it is the first time since 1989 that the final will not be held in Oslo.

Kåre Magnus Bergh is the program manager for the sixth time, while Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase lead the program for the first time. Of the ten finalists, viewers select one winner, who will represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. We at Distrita really love the song by Rein Alexander a lot. His stage presentation and the song is a pure Eurodance song that would for sure win lots of people’s hearts. So our votes go to him and wish him all the best on the 15th of February 2020.

So, it will be interesting what type of country will win Eurovision 2020 this year.

— Photo by: NPO/AVROTROS/NOS

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 FAQ

When will the main Eurovision Song Contest 2020 be held?

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will begin at 21.00 local time in Europe on Tuesday 12th of May 2020. The final will be held on Saturday 16th of May 2020.

What Time is it when Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be shown?

All times are in Central European Time. All of the shows starts at 21.00 (9 PM). The two first Semi-finals ends at around 23.00 (11 PM) while the Final ends after 24.00 (12 PM). In United Kingdom its at 8 PM, while in Australia it is broadcasted 05.00 (5 AM) in the morning.

How many countries will be part of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020?

In this years contest there will be 41 participating countries.

How many hosts will there be on the stage at Eurovision Song Contest 2020?

There will be 3 hosts at Eurovision Song Contest 2020. They are Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit.

Which countries will participate at Eurovision Song Contest 2020?

This year there will be 41 countries that will participate at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 that is confirmed by EBU (European Broadcasting Union).

Here is all of the 41 countries that will participate in Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Albania
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom

What dates will Eurovision Song Contest 2020 be held?

The two semi-finals will be held on 12th of May (12.08.2020) and on 14th of May (14.08.2020). The final will be held on 16th of May (16.08.2020). All of the shows starts at 21.00 (9 PM) local time in Central European Time zone as described above.

When will the Norwegian MGP 2020 final be shown?

That show will be held on 15th of February 2020 in Trondheim. Norways third largest city.

Source: Eurovision World, Eurovision Song Contest website, Wikipedia, NRK