After the reveal of the artists competing at this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, the competing entries are now starting to be released, with the songs competing in this week’s show being the first batch to be released.
Songs now available on streaming platforms
The competing entries have been released for listening ahead of the 1st Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix on January 14. The competing artists in this week’s show are as follows:
|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|
You are now able to listen to listen to the entries by following our Spotify playlist, which we will be updating on a weekly basis.
Melodi Grand Prix 2023
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