Norway: Agnete wins MGP with ‘Icebreaker’

Tonight, Agnete won Norway’s popular selection Melodi Grand Prix in Oslo with the song Icebreaker that will now represent them in Stockholm. NRK opted for just one show this year, where ten contestants went head to head.

The four superfinalists turned out to be Freddy Kalas, Laila Samuels, Suite 16 and Agnete. After a second round of voting, Agnete took the victory by a landslide when the final points were awarded with 166.728. Freddy Kalas leading in second with 88.128 points. Suite 16 ended on the third place (56.671 points) and Laila Samuels ended fourth in the Golden Final with 48.865 points.

Prior to the 2016 Contest, Norway had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifty-four times since its first entry in 1960. Norway had won the contest on three occasions: in 1985 with the song La det swinge performed by Bobbysocks, in 1995 with the song Nocturne performed by Secret Garden and in 2009 with the song Fairytale performed by Alexander Rybak. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, Norway has finished in the top ten six times, including their 2015 entry A Monster Like Me performed by Mørland and Debrah Scarlett.

Below you can see a video of Agnete’s winning performance: