Melodi Grand Prix continued tonight with its second heat to select Norway’s 2022 Eurovision entry! Four songs competed in the heat using a duel format, with Farida ultimately selected to qualify to the final.
The four songs competing in the second heat were:
- Lily Löwe – Bad Baby
- Steffen Jakobsen – With Me Tonight
- Farida – Dangerous
- Daniel Lukas – Kvelertak (Strangulation)
We also heard from Christian Ingebrigtsen, who performed his automatically-qualified song Wonder Of The World.
The three songs which were not chosen tonight will have one more shot at making it to the final in the second chance round on 12th February, so if your favourite tonight was eliminated, there’s still a chance they’ll make it though!
The Full Results
Melodi Grand Prix: The Final So Far
Farida joins the five pre-qualified performers and last week’s qualifier Frode taking part in the final for Melodi Grand Prix on 19th February 2021:
- Northkid – Someone
- Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
- Christian Ingebrigtsen – Wonder of the World
- Anna-Lisa Kumoji – Queen Bee
- Elsie Bay – Death Of Us
- Frode – Black Flowers
- Farida – Dangerous
What else do we know about Melodi Grand Prix 2022?
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 once again features a four-heat format, followed by a second-chance round and a grand final. Five acts have qualified to the final in advance. The heats are taking place on:
- 15th January
- 22nd January
- 29th January
- 5th February
The second chance round will then be held on 12th February, giving one more non-qualifying entry the chance to make it to the final. The grand final, where the winning entry will be chosen, will take place on Saturday 19th February.
The contest is taking place place at the H3 Arena in Fornebu, and is hosted by Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva, and Kåre Magnus Bergh (although Annika was absent from tonight’s show due to testing positive for Covid-19). Unfortunately, the contest is primarily taking place without an audience again due to the Covid-19 pandemic, though the possibility of having an audience for the grand final still remains and will be confirmed in due course.
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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, and made the grand final in 56 of these. 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 placed 18th in the grand final, receiving 75 points from the jury and televoters.
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News source: NRK
Photo source: NRK/Julia Maria Naglestad