Norway is continuing their preparations for MGP 2023. As artists prep for delfinale 1 on Saturday 13 January, Ben speaks to Eirik Næss. He is vying to represent Norway in Liverpool with his song “Wave”.
Check out our interview with Eirik here!
Ben and Eirik talk about what made him decide to compete in MGP 2023 and the inspiration for his song. He also tells us about his journey as an artist, his work with other competitors in MGP, his 800 day Duolingo streak, and his favorite Eurovision memories.
Also, Check out our other interviews with MGP contestants – including Kate Gulbrandsen.
Eirik Næss is a singer songwriter from Norway. Native to Larvik, he has worked on his music everywhere from London, where he lived for 7 years, to Oslo where he currently resides. He has been a songwriter for many artists familiar to Eurofans such as Lake Malawi and has previously co-written the song “Vi Er Norge” for Ole Hartz for MGP 2021. His music has spanned genres from rock, to EDM, pop, and even a Christmas tour with fellow competitor Alejandro Fuentes. Now, he is competing with his song “Wave” written by Eirik himself along with Viktor Ljungqvist and Amalie Olsen.
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.
Will Eirik represent Norway on the Eurovision stage this year? Are you excited to see him at MGP? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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Photo Credit: JULIA MARIE NAGLESTAD / NRK