Last Saturday, Norway chose the first three songs advancing to the Melodi Grand Prix final. Now, ahead of next Saturday’s show, the songs competing in semi-final 2 have been released.
Meet the artists
The seven artists competing in delfinale 2 on Saturday 21st January are:
|Alejandro Fuentes||“Fuego”||Alejandro Fuentes, Nermin Harambasic, Chris Young, Mateo Camargo|
|Bjørn Olav Edvarsen||“Turn Off My Heart”||Bjørn Olav Edvardsen, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Henrik Tala|
|Ella||“Waist”||Raphaela Antônia Souza Silva, Timothy John Adam Gosden,|
Tristan Henry, Isabell Røren Hannevig
|Elsie Bay||“Love You in a Dream”||Elsa Søllesvik, Andreas Stone Johansson, Tom Oehler|
|Jone||“Ekko Inni Meg”||Morten Franck, Christopher Colin Archer, Christine Ekeberg,|
Audun Agnar Guldbrandsen, Silje Blandkjenn
|Sandra Lyng||“Drøm d bort”||Sandra Lyng, Erlend Torheim, Ferdinann West, Kristina Blakli|
|Swing’it||“Prohibition”||Martin Jarl Velsin, Jonah Charles Hitchens,|
Vebjørn Mamen, Sam Peter Norris
Listen to the songs on streaming platforms
You can also follow our Spotify playlist to listen to the songs competing in the Norwegian selection.
Melodi Grand Prix: The Final So Far
These seven artists hope to join the three artists who qualified, last Saturday, for the Grand Final on 4 February 2023
What else do we know about Melodi Grand Prix 2023?
Melodi Grand Prix 2023 ditches the duel and auto-qualifier format of the past 3 heats. Instead, MGP 2023 consists of 3 semi-finals of 7 artists. The heats take place on
- 14th January
- 21st January
- 28th January
In each semi-final, the three artists with the most votes from the public will advance to the final taking place on the 4th of February. The final, taking place on 4 February 2023, 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. Additionally, artists are allowed to used autotune during their performances.
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.
What do you think of the heat 2 songs? Do you think any of them have what it takes to represent Norway in Liverpool? 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!
News Source: That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: Julia Marie Naglestad / NRK