Norway 2016: one of MGP participants might change song
OSLO, NORWAY – Yesterday the 10 hopeful entries to represent Norway in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest were presented to the public.
One of the participants Freddy Kalas was presented with the song “Happy Rush”, but shortly after the presentation, people started commenting on the Norwegian Broadcaster’s Instagram profile accusing the song to be a copy of another song – performed by Freddy Kalas! In 2011 he released the song “Cannabus” and the chorus of the two songs are almost the same.
The Norwegian Broadcaster NRK had a crisis meeting tonight with Freddy Kalas and they decided that Freddy Kalas still can participate in the contest. The head of the contest Jan Fredrik Karlsen commented on the situation:
“We’ve had a good and clarifying meeting. It was an unfortunate situation which everyone was prepared to find a solution at. Freddy Kalas will be participating, but with what you will get to know tomorrow at 18.00.” You can listen to the two songs and compare here:
The Norwegian national final Melodi Grand Prix 2016 will be held in Oslo Spectrum on February 27th.