The Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, started the search for the song which will represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
Everyone is welcome to send in a song, and NRK especially encourages Norwegian citizens to do so, but foreign composers are also welcome. The deadline to submit the songs is the 2nd of September, and after that a special jury will select the 21 songs which will proceed to the national final.
The artist who sings the song in the demo version, doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she will sing it in the national final as well. NRK reserves the right to select a performer for any of the submitted songs.
It is yet unknown if the format of the national final will be the same.