Head of Melodi Grand Prix Stig Karlsen has announced that the Norwegian national selection will see some changes in format, escNorge reports. They also report that all the participating artists will be revealed January 6. When and how the songs will be revealed is yet to be announced.
What we know about MGP 2022
Much about MGP 2022 still needs to be announced, but there also is a lot we know. MGP will kick off with semi-final 1 on January 15, with the other semis following every Saturday after that. The final will be held on February 19. Like last year, the semis and the final will be held in the H3 Arena in Fornebu. Karlsen has however revealed that the arena will be expanded. How many people can attend is unclear, but Karlsen has stated that he wants to prioritize the audience. Whilst we don’t know what songs will participate, it has been stated that MGP will see a great variety of genres competing. Most of the format changes are not set in stone either, but the following format changes have been proposed and are looking likely:
- The addition of a jury to make the contest more like Eurovision, with the hope that this improves the competitiveness of the songs
- Changes to song and artist reveals. While we know it will be different than in previous years, it is still unclear how they will do things this time
- New ways of voting
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.
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News Source: escNorge
Photo Source: NRK