With the Eurovision 2023 National Final season in full swing, more countries reveal the artists vying to represent their country in Liverpool. Today, its Norway’s turn as NRK has revealed the 21 artists who are in the running to represent the country in Liverpool and compete in Melodi Grand Prix 2023.
Who is competing in MGP 2023?
|Ulrikke||Honestly||Jim Bergsted, Helge Moen, Ben Adams, Ulrikke Brandstorp, Joshua Oliver, Christoffer Gunnestad|
|Erik Næss||Wave||Viktor Ljungqvist, Amalie Olsen, Erik Næss|
|Kate Gulbrandsen||Tårer I Paradis||Kjetil Mørland, Kate Gulbrandsen|
|Rasmus Thall||TRESKO||Rasmus Thallaug, Farida Benounis, Robin Helmersen|
|Alessandra Mele||Queen of Kings||Henning Olerud, Stanley Ferdinandez, Alessandra Mele, Linda Dale|
|JOWST & Byron Williams Jr.||Freaky For The Weekend||Byron Williams Jr., Joachim With Steen|
|Umami Tsunami||Geronimo||Torgeir Ryssevik, Carl-Henrik Wahl, Bjørn Olav Edvardsen, Sindre Jenssen, Lasse Nymann, Kristian Lund|
|Sandra Lyng||Drøm D Bort||Sandra Lyng, Eriend Torheim, Ferdinann West, Kristina Blakli|
|Jone||Ekko Inni Meg||Morten Franck, Christopher Archer, Christine Ekeberg, Audun Gulbrandsen, Silje Blandkjenn, Jonas Steinset|
|Swing’it||Prohibiton||Martin Jarl Velsin, Jonah Hitchens, Vebjørn Mannen, Sam Norris|
|Ella||Waist||Raphaela Silva, Timothy Godsen, Tristan Henry, Isabell Røren Hannevig|
|Alejandro Fuentes||Fuego||Alejandro Fuentes, Nermin Harambasic, Chris Young, Mateo Camargo|
|Bjørn Olav||Turn Off My Heart||Bjørn Olav Edvardsen, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Henrik Thala|
|Elsie Bay||Love You In A Dream||Elsa Søllevik, Andreas Stone Johansson, Tom Oehler|
|Skrellex||Love Again||Kai Thomas Larsen, Michael Down, Will Taylor, Primoz Poglajen, Jonas Gladnikoff|
|Tiril||Break It||Emma Steinbakken, Emelie Hollow, Lars Rossnes, Benjamin Pinkus|
|Akuvi||Triumph||Beatrice Akuvi, Andreas Stone Johansson, Andrez Wrethov, Konstantinos Vlastaras|
|Atle Petterson||Masterpiece||Andreas Stone Johansson, Hannah Bristow, Atle Pettersen|
|Eline Thorp||Not Meant To Be||Jonas Jensen, Andreas Stone Johansson, Elsa Søllevik, Eline Thorp|
|Maria Celin||Freya||Sindre Jenssen, Anna Timgren, Gaute Ormåsen, Benjamin Alasu, Eirik Fjeld|
|Stig van Eijk||Someday||Stig van Eijk, Beate Thunes|
Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will consist of 3 semi-finals of 7 artists. In each semi-final, the three artists with the most votes will advance to the final taking place on the 4th of February. Additionally, there will be a second chance show where one lucky artist who did not qualify from their original show will advance to the final. The final, this year, reintroduces the juries, and will be combined 50% with the public for the final result. Arian Engebø and Stian “Staysman” Thorbjørnsen will be the hosts for all four shows.
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 60 times, and made the grand final 57 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 Subwoolfer with the song “Give That Wolf a Banana”. During their participation, Norway placed 10th in the grand final, receiving 182 points from the jury and televoters.
Are you looking forward to MGP 2023? Who do you want to see represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. In addition, be sure to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for all things MGP.
News source: NRK
Photo credit: Julia Marie Naglestad / NRK