NRK have taken a slightly different approach to next year's national selection, or Melodi Grand Prix as it is fondly known as. No longer will there be a second chance round and instead a series of special programs will be shown, going behind the scenes like never before.
A diverse group of artists.
Unlike previous years, NRK have chosen to gradually release the names of the artists so as to arouse interest and keep people talking. Now that the final three artists are in place we have a full line up of 24 acts.
Some of the song titles have been released already but we will reveal them as soon as NRK release them to us.
As mentioned above, there will be three semi finals where three artists will qualify for the final to be held in Oslo in February. Here are the dates and locations:
Date: 21st January
Location: Brekstad, Sør Trøndelag
Arena: Ørland Hovedflystasjon
Date: 28th January
Location: Larvik, Vestfold
Arena: Arena Larvik
Date: 4th February
Location: Florø, Sogn og Fjordane
Arena: Florø Idrettssenter
Date: 11th February
Arena: Oslo Spektrum
Whoever wins next year's Melodi Grand Prix will have earned the right to represent Norway at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 22nd, 24th and 26th of May.