Norway is continuing their preparations for MGP 2023. As artists prep for Delfinale 2 on Saturday 21 January, Ben speaks to Elsie Bay, who is competing to represent Norway in Liverpool with her song “Love You in a Dream”.
Check out our interview with Elsie here!
Together, Elsie and Ben talk about how the message behind her song for Melodi Grand Prix. They also talk about her thoughts on the new rules, how her experience last year influenced her song this year, and what to expect on stage this Saturday!
About Elsie Bay
Elsie Bay is the stage name of singer-songwriter Elsa Søllevik. She first got her start in the duo Elsa and Emilie. This gave her opportunities like having a song in the TV show “Skam”. Additionally, she has been a songwriter for quite a few songs in MGP. She has lent her songwriting talent to tracks including “Witch Woods” (MGP 2021), “Hammer of Thor” (MGP 2022), and “Not Meant to Be” (MGP 2023). She is perhaps best known for her participation in MGP 2022 with her song “Death of Us” where she placed 3rd/4th. This year she is competing with her song “Love You in a Dream” written by herself along with Andreas Stone Johansson and Tom Oehler.
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 our interview with Elsie? Do you think “Love You in a Dream” will 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!