Norway is continuing their preparations for MGP 2023. As artists prep for Delfinale 2 on Saturday 21 January, Tim speaks to ELLA A. They are vying to represent Norway in Liverpool with their song “WAIST”.
Check out our interview with ELLA A here!
Together, ELLA A and Tim talk about the inspiration behind their song “WAIST.” They also talk about Eurovision, ELLA’s connection to one of the songwriters of Chanel’s “Slo Mo” and representation in Norway, given her origins.
Also, Check out our other interviews with MGP contestants – including Alessandra Mele, Kate Gulbrandsen, Eiric Næss and Swing’it.
About ELLA A
ELLA A is the stage name of Raphaela Antônia Souza Silva, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter. Born in Belo Horizonte in Brazil, ELLA A first became interested in music at the age of 2, growing her style from opera to pop as she grew up. Working with producers across Norway, France and Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ella’s first song – “Criminal” was released in March 2022. Her entry to Melodi Grand Prix – “Waist” – is written by Ella herself, alongside Isabell Røren Hannevig, Timothy John Adam Gosden and Tristan Henry.
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 ELLA A? Do you think “WAIST” 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!
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