Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Norwegian entry was selected through Melodi Grand Prix 2012, a national selection consisting of three semi-finals and a final, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Tooji represented Norway with the song "Stay", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 26th (last) in the final, scoring 7 points.
On 30 June, NRK announced their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The deadline to submit the songs was on 2 September 2011. A special jury selected the 24 songs which proceeded to the national selection. NRK reserved the right to select a performer for any of the submitted songs.
On 1 October 2011, NRK announced that more than 800 songs had been submitted, nearly one hundred more than in 2011.
On 19 October 2011, the dates for next years events were revealed. The final was held on 11 February 2012, at the Oslo Spektrum, with the three semi-finals being held on 21, 28 January and 4 February. Three acts from each semi-final would advance to the final.
Norway competed in the second half of the second semi-final (16th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Slovakia and preceding Bosnia and Herzegovina. Norway received 45 points and placed 10th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May. Norway tied for 10th place with Bulgaria, however, under tiebreak rules, the number of countries that voted for Norway (11) was higher than the number for Bulgaria (10). This resulted in Norway qualifying to the final over Bulgaria.
In the final, Norway was drawn to perform 12th, following Estonia and preceding Azerbaijan. The Norwegian entry scored a total of 7 points and placed 26th in the final. This was the eleventh last place finish for Norway in an international final.