Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest finale will take place in the Trondheim Spektrum. At the same time, the competition is expanding, and five regional finals will be broadcast live.
“It is great to take the Eurovision finals to Trondheim in connection with the 60th anniversary of the music competition. It’s been 31 years since the last Norwegian final was held outside Oslo, so this will be a great event. We hope Trondheim and the rest of Norway are ready to make a national party in the middle of our country,” says project manager Stig Karlsen in a press release from NRK.
Only twice before has the Eurovision final been arranged outside Oslo, when held in Norway. Last time was in Stavanger in 1989.
Next year, five regional finals will also be broadcast live. These start on Saturday, January 11th, and are then held every Saturday until the final in Trondheim on February 15th. One artist from each semi-final will advance to the finals, where they meet five pre-qualified artists.
The pre-qualified artists are presented on January 3rd, while the four artists in each semi-final are presented every Monday of the week they are in the semi-finals from January 6th. Program leaders for the broadcasts will be presented in early December.
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