Norway is continuing their preparations for MGP 2023. As artists prep for Delfinale 1 on Saturday 13 January, Ben speaks to Alessandra Mele. She is vying to represent Norway in Liverpool with her song “Queen of Kings”.
Check out our interview with Alessandra here!
Together, Alessandra and Ben talk about how the message behind her song for Melodi Grand Prix. They also talk about her time in her music school, their very loud laughs, and even some sneak peaks on what to expect for her performance on Saturday.
Also, Check out our other interviews with MGP contestants – including Kate Gulbrandsen and Eiric Næss.
Alessandra Mele is a 20 year old Italian-Norwegian singer and songwriter. She spent much of her childhood in Italy, however she moved to Norway after secondary school. Now, she studies at the music school LIMPI. She has previously competed on Norway’s version of The Voice. Now she is competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2023 with her song “Queen of Kings” written by herself, Henning Olerud, Stanley Ferdinandez, and Linda Dale.
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.
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