This week the second Semi-Final of the Norwegian national selection, Melodi Grand Prix, took place in the southern city of Larvik where eight acts competed for a place in the final, which will take place in Oslo on the 11th of February.
Unlike previous years, there is no second chance round in this year's competition and to compensate three entries instead of two have qualified to the final. Tonight these were:
- Plumbo - Ola Normann - 1st Place
- Tommy Fredvang - Make It Better - 2nd Place
- Malin Reitan - Crush - 3rd Place
Although 5 of tonight's 8 acts have not qualified for the final, all hope is not lost. A tenth place in the final line-up will be up for grabs and one of the non-qualifiers from Ørland, Larvik or Florø will receive a wildcard, so keep an eye out for who that is!
Last week in Ørland, Nora Foss Al-Jabri, The Carburetors and Reidun Sæther successfully claimed their places in the final after a spectacular show.
Norway will perform in the second half of the second Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, which is being held at the Baku Crystal Hall on the 24th of May. In 2011 Norway did not manage to qualify to the final so whoever wins Melodi Grand Prix will have the honour of trying to beat this result.