Norway: The Canoes announced as the next MGP act

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NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has announced the next act that will take part in Melodi Grand Prix 2012.

American-Norwegian band The Canoes are the next act to be selected for the upcoming MGP heats. The band have all had great success over the years separately in several projects, but recently ‘rocketed’ to success after their creation. Lead singer of The Canoes and ex-Spin Doctors member Chris Barron said “it feels like we are running from 0-100 in half a second! As a songwriter, it’s an appealing contest and that it is all about original music, it gives the competition more credibility”

The song they will sing in MGP is titled “Seemed Like a Good Idea” which looks at the more humorous lifestyle of a ‘Rock n Roll’ star, which the band members have all experienced during their music careers.

The Canoes become the eleventh confirmed act for the upcoming MGP after the announcements of duo Yaseen Asher and Julie Maria Dahl, Rudi MyntevikKim André RysstadMarthe ValleMonica JohansenPlumboNora Foss Al-JabriIsabel ØdegårdMalin and Irresistible.

Earlier this year Stella Mwangi represented Norway in Eurovision 2011 with ‘Haba Haba’ but was unable to qualify to the Eurovision Song Contest final.

Stay tuned for more information on MGP 2012!