Last Saturday, Norway chose the next three songs advancing to the Melodi Grand Prix final. Now, ahead of the third and final semi final, the songs competing in semi-final 3 have been released.
Meet the artists
The seven artists competing in delfinale 3 on Saturday 28th January are:
|Akuvi||“Triumph”||AKUVI, Andreas Stone Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Konstantinos Vlastaras|
|Atle Pettersen||“Masterpiece”||Andreas Stone Johansson, Hannah Dorothy Bristow, Atle Pettersen|
|Eline Thorp||“Not Meant to Be”||Jonas Holteberg Jensen, Andreas Stone Johansson, Elsa Søllesvik, Eline Thorp|
|Maria Celin||“Freya”||Sindre Timberlid Jenssen, Anna Timgren, Gaute Ormåsen, Benjamin Alasu, Erik Fjeld|
|Skrellex||“Love Again”||Kai Thomas Ryen Larsen, Michael James Down, Will Taylor, |
Primoz Poglajen, Jonas Gladnikoff
|Stig van Eijk||“Someday”||Stig van Eijk, Beate Helen Thunes|
|Tiril Beisland||“Break It”||Emma Steinbakken, Emelie Hollow, Lars Rossnes, Benjamin Pinkus|
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 six artists from the last two semis for the Grand Final on 4 February 2023
- Alessandra Mele – Queen of Kings
- Ulrikke Brandstorp – Honestly
- Umami Tsunami – Geronimo
- Elsie Bay – Love You in a Dream
- Jone – Ekko Inni Meg
- Swing’it – Prohibition
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 3 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: NRK
Photo Credit: Julia Marie Naglestad / NRK