Following the conclusion of the Melodi Grand Prix heats, the 12 acts who had so far failed to make it to the grand final were given a second chance to do so.
All 12 non-qualifying performances from the previous heats were shown, with viewers able to vote online for the four acts who are still in the running for that last ticket to the Grand Final.
The four acts chosen to compete in Saturday’s final heat are:
- TrollfesT – Dance Like A Pink Flamingo
- Mari Bølla – Your Loss
- Maria Mohn – Fly
- Kim Wigaard – La Melodia
They will now perform again live this weekend, where one last performer will complete the 10-act line up for the Grand Final, and be in with a chance of earning a ticket to Turin.
Melodi Grand Prix: The Final So Far
The current line up for the final for Melodi Grand Prix on 19th February 2021 is:
- 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
- Oda Gondrosen – Hammer Of Thor
- Sofie Fjellvang – Made Of Glass
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. Unfortunately, the contest is primarily taking place without an audience again due to the Covid-19 pandemic, though NRK have now confirmed that an audience of 500 people will be able to attend the Grand Final.
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, 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