After extending the deadline for songwriters to submit songs for Melodi Grand Prix 2022, Norway’s Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen, has revealed to ESCNorge, that Melodi Grand Prix 2022, will commence on January 15, 2022, with the next edition set to conclude on February 19, 2022.
Further details about the Semi-Finals to be confirmed at a later date
Whilst the dates were revealed, it is yet to be revealed how the Semi-Finals will be formatted. In 2021, there were six entries that pre-qualified for the final, whilst five entries, were selected in five semi-finals, where four entries competed for a spot in the final, in the form of three duels. The final spot was then selected, via a second chance round voting, of all the eliminated entries.
In addition, it is yet to be revealed, if an audience will be present at the 2022 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, In 2020, H3 Arena hosted the competition for the Semi-Finals, with Trondheim Spectrum hosting the final. In 2021, all of the shows were held in H3 Arena.
Norway’s Eurovision Journey
The Scandinavian nation made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, with Nora Brockstedt and the song “Voi Voi”, which placed 4th. Since their debut, they have participated 59 times, of which 56, where Norway was in the Grand Final. In addition, Norway has won the competition three times (1985, 1995, and 2009).
Norway’s latest Eurovision participation, saw them being represented by TIX with the song “Fallen Angel”. During their participation, Norway managed to qualify for the Grand Final, where TIX managed to place 18th, where they managed to receive 75 points from the Jury and Televoters.
News Source: ESCNorge
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses