Norway sends Margaret Berger to Malmö

Norway sends Margaret Berger to Malmö
Margaret Berger realising she has won. Photo: Hege Bakken Riise (NRK)
Oslo, Norway -

In what was a spectacular show full of surprises and unrivaled entertainment, Margaret Berger was chosen to represent Norway at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

Norway always puts on a wonderful national selection, Melodi Grand Prix, with a tour that this year has visited four cities: Steinkjer, Florø, Larvik, with the final as usual being held at the Oslo Spektrum Arena in Norway's captial.

Tonight ten talented and varied acts gave it their all to impress the viewers at home and professional juries enough to vote for them. However, only one of these acts could be declared the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2013, and with an impressive 102,032 points, this was Margaret Berger with the song I Feed You My Love.

Behind the scenes

We interviewed all ten acts (see our videos below) and posted exclusive backstage pictures on Instagram, which you can check out by visiting Eurovisionteam.

When ten became four

Tonight's broadcast was split into two parts. In the first part all ten acts performed and a first round of voting took place. This then resulted in four acts qualifying for the so-called "Gold Final".

Here, the four qualifiers sang their hearts out once more before a final and very exciting voting sequence resulted in Margaret Berger being declared the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2013 and thus becoming Norway's flag-bearer at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

The acts that qualified were (winner in bold):

  • Adelén - Bombo
  • Annsofi - I'm With You
  • Sirkus Eliassen - I Love You Te Quiero
  • Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love

Loreen wows... again

This year we were lucky enough to experience two interval acts in the final of Melodi Grand Prix, including an exclusive performance by the hugely successful winner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Loreen, who sang a new and improved version of her hit single My Heart Is Refusing Me. A performance that quite simply blew us all away.

In addition, the young and charismatic gentleman who flew Norway's flag in Baku, Tooji, once again took to stage where it all began to perform a completely revamped version of his song Stay.

What now for Norway?

Well now that Margaret Berger has been chosen to represent Norway in Malmö, there is the matter of a Semi-Final and the Grand Final to take care of.

It has been determined that Norway will compete in the second half of the second Semi-Final on the 16th of May so if it's going to happen, it will happen there. The Grand Final takes place on the 18th of May, should Margaret Berger be one of the lucky ten to qualify.

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  • Posted on 29 March 2013 at 13:35
    In my opinion the top 5 from Eurovision Song Contest 2013 are (alphabetical order):

    - Denmark

    - Germany

    - Malta

    - Norway

    - Russia

    I'm sure that the winning song will come from one of these countries!

    Don't you think so, too? Or what do you think about my opinion?

    Please, just give me a reporting back! ... Thank you! :-)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 March 2013 at 10:18
    Best song this year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2013 at 15:49
    MY TOP 5
    1. Ireland
    2. Germany
    3. Denmark
    4. Norway
    5. Cyprus

    GOOD LUCK FROM GREECE, NORWAY!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2013 at 11:03
    0 points;;; I think you're very hard ... surely everyone has their tastes in music but the song of Germany has so much different than this;;;; not agree but I respect your opinion ... I will not vote for Norway!

    12 points report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 01:35
    I like this song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 16:44
    Good luck, Norway ... my vote it's for you! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2013 at 21:51
    i have listened to this several times now and sorry but just don't get it at all.The singer is very good and has a very powerful voice but the song is just dire,no melody,no hook,just very boring,unsuccessfuly trying to copy the genre of "euphoria" and failing miserably.

    Take a look at germany's cascada also following in the footsteps of "euphoria" but with a very catchy tune.

    Sorry Norway i'm sure you will do well going by the some of the other comments on here but this doesn't deserve to even qualify.

    0 points report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 March 2013 at 19:16
    I love more than any other song this year's competition! think it will be a year that will stand out powerful songs, no ballads, so it seems so far .... This is probably the best and seems to stand along with the song of Denmark ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2013 at 20:45
    If not the winner, definitely in TOP 5! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2013 at 00:50
    i like the song !!! has something that I like ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 March 2013 at 14:30
    1. Denmark
    2. Iceland
    3. Norway
    4. Sweden report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2013 at 18:28
    Great song, I think that Norway at this time will take its place. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 23:22
    Norway will win this year!!!! Fantastic song!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 February 2013 at 00:06
    I was lucky to be there in Oslo Spektrum watching the Norway Finals..I must say Margaret was totally awesome! Norway looks a reall good bet to win this year's Eurovision! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2013 at 14:52
    Love it! :) Great song Norway its different defintly top 10 finish possibly top 5. GOOD LUCK :) report to the moderator