Norwegian national broadcaster NRK has announced the hosts for Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) 2022, its National Selection for Eurovision. Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva, and Kåre Magnus Bergh will be the hosts for the competition. This news followed shortly after the announcement that audiences sadly won’t be able to attend the semi-finals of MGP this year.
Who are the hosts?
MGP-fans will instantly recognize Kåre Magnus Bergh, as he has hosted MGP seven times already. Annika Momrak will be making her live TV hosting debut. Some people might recognize her from winning MGP Junior in 2013 with the group Unik 4. Annika is now mostly known for her work on the NRK 4ETG Youtube channel. Kåre Magnus and Annika will be joined by TV host Mikkel Niva, who is also making his MGP debut. Mikkel has previously hosted shows such as MGP Junior 2017 and Kvelden før kvelden.
Everything we know about MGP 2022
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is the Norwegian National Selection for Eurovision. A total of 21 acts will be performing over six rounds: 4 semi-finals, a second chance round, and the final. The competing acts and songs will be revealed January 10, with the first semi-final taking place January 15. Rounds will be held Saturday after that, with the Final being held February 19. All rounds will take place at the H3 Arena in Fornebu.
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: NRK
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