NRK, the Norwegian public broadcaster, announced changes in the format of MGP.
Melodi Grand Prix is the Norwegian national final for Eurovision. The public broadcaster received the feedback of the public and decided to change the format of the selection process. The number of semifinals has now been reduced from four to three. Moreover, the last chance round has been competed scratched along with the duels and the pre-qualified acts. Now, all the artists must qualify from one of the semis in order to have a chance to sing in the final! The three artists with the most points at the end of each semifinal will advance to the next phase of the show.
The winner will be decided through a combination of an international jury and public votes (50%-50%).
The 21 participants will be announced on January 4.
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