Alexander Rybak joins a short list of artists that have won the Eurovision Song Contest and return to the contest to reclaim their title. Statistically however, a second victory for Rybak is unlikely, states Dennis van Eersel in this editorial.
Alexander Rybak still has a shot at his second Eurovision trophy. The 2009 Eurovision winner won an incredibly tough Melodi Grand Prix Final tonight and will now represent his country Norway in Lisbon.
Who will win Melodi Grand Prix 2018? With Alexander Rybak, Stella Mwangi and Aleksander Walmann, this year’s Norwegian final features three former Eurovision participants. And as if that was not enough, some of the highest selling Norwegian recording artist also take part!
Alexander Rybak will attempt to go to Eurovision again. The 2009 winner takes part in the Norwegian preselection together with Stella Mwangi and several other huge stars.
Almost 1200 songs have been submitted to Melodi Grand Prix 2018, the Norwegian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. This is a record amount, since it is almost 200 more than on the previous edition.
In the upcoming days, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. After not reaching the final in Stockholm, Norway has booked a top 10 place once again. JOWST gave the Norwegians back their pride at Eurovision.
Norway has replaced one of this year’s jurors. Per Sundnes gave negative comments on public television in regards to Ireland entry in this year’s contest.
JOWST from Norway have explained in what way they have composed the bridge in their song ‘Grab the moment’ at their press meet and greet in Kiev. “It is samples, like when people make MIDI files on a piano,” they confirm to ESC Daily.
The guys from JOWST in Norway have some big plans for their act at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. “We are going to make our show even bigger, more lights, more visuals, it will all combine with the music better.”
Jowst and the song ‘Grab the moment’ have to pick up Norway’s good track record at the Eurovision Song Contest. The country did not qualify for the final last year, and now have the chance to return to their old status.