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JOWST grabbed the moment for Norway

Helena Nilsson
Helena Nilsson
Posted 11 March, 2017, 23:50

Moments ago, JOWST won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song Grab The Moment. Ten acts battled it out for the chance to perform at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Norway received a record number of submissions for this year's Melodi Grand Prix. 1,035 songs were submitted to broadcaster NRK. Songwriters and composers from all over the world were eligible to send songs this year. The final line-up included composers from Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

First round

The winner was decided by the viewers and ten international jury groups from the following countries:
  • Armenia
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Malta
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Austria
This is the first time since 2013 that Norwegian broadcaster NRK has used juries to decide the outcome. The juries only voted in the first round, in the second round the decision was solely that of the Norwegian televoters. JOWST became the favourite of the International juries with four out of ten votes.

And the winner is...

Four acts qualified for a 'golden final', their last opportunity to convince viewers to grant them the Norwegian ticket to Kyiv:
  • JOWST - Grab The Moment
  • Ulrikke – Places
  • Elin & The Woods – First Step In Faith / Oadjebasvuhtii