A celebrity line-up was announced today, when next year's host broadcaster, NRK, revealed the 21 song titles and composers who will compete to represent Norway at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Composers include members of the successful British/Norwegian boyband, A1; composer of two of Norway's Eurovision Song Contest winners, Rolf Løvland; 2008 composer Mira Craig; successful Swedish composer Frederik Kempe; 2009 Melodi Grand Prix runner up, Alexander Stenerud and 2008 Melodi Grand Prix entrant Lene Alexandra Øien.
The 21 song titles and composers are as follows:
Music & lyrics: Rolf Løvland
Music & lyrics: Aggie Peterson
Don't Want To Lose You Again
Music & lyrics: Ben Adams, Mark Read, Christian Ingebrigtsen, David Eriksen
Music & lyrics: Julian Berntzen
Life Is Here Today
Music & lyrics: Arne Hovda
My Heart Is Yours
Music & lyrics: Hanne Sørvaag, Fredrik Kempe
Music & lyrics: Mariann Thomassen, Lars Erik Westby
I'll Take You High
Music & lyrics: Mira Craig
Be Good To Me
Music & lyrics: Tommy LaVerdi, Peter Ställmark
Make My Day
Music & lyrics: Merethe La Verdi
Jealous Cause I Love You
Music: Laila Samuelsen, Alexander Kronlund, Lucas Hilbert
Lyrics: Laila Samuelsen, Alexander Kronlund
Music & lyrics: Håkon Njøten, Mathias Tellez, Axel Vindenes
Music: Lene Alexandra Øien, Jarl Aanestad
Lyrics: Lene Alexandra Øien, Jarl Aanestad, Simon Walker
Synk Eller Svøm
Music & lyrics: Gaute Ormåsen, Laila Samuelsen, Kim Bergseth
Music & lyrics: Elisabeth Carew, Thomas Eriksen
The Best Of Me Is You
Music & lyrics: Heine Totland, Hans Petter Aaserud, Arne Hovda
Barracks On The Hill
Music: Fred Endresen
Lyrics: Olaf Øwre
Music: Arnt Obsidian Grønbech
Lyrics: Arnt Obsidian Grønbech, Torbjørn Schei, Vegar Larsen, Robin Isaksen
Give it to Me
Music & lyrics: Alexander Stenerud
Music & lyrics: Simone Larsen, Simen Eriksrud, Bjørn Johan Muri
Million Dollar Baby
Music & lyrics: Robin Nordahl, Frode Andersen, Gerard James Borg
Details of the artists to perform these songs are yet to be revealed but will be announced here as soon as more details are known.
In order to choose Norway's entry, three semi-finals will be held on the 8th, 16th and 23rd of January. Two songs from each semi will qualify directly for the final with two further songs going on to a "Second Chance" round to be held on the 30th of January. Here, two final songs will be chosen to join the final line up.
The final of Melodi Grand Prix 2010 will be held at Oslo Spektrum on the 6th of February.
The winner will represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest, which is set to be held at the Telenor Arena in Bærum on the 29th of May.