Ahead of the final for Norway’s Eurovision 2023 selection, Melodi Grand Prix, NRK has revealed the running order for the show, which will take place this weekend.
Jone first to perform, whilst Alessandra to close the show
The running order for this year’s final is as follows:
|1||Jone||“Ekko Inni Meg”||Morten Franck, Christopher Archer, Christine Ekeberg, Audun Gulbrandsen, Silje Blandkjenn, Jonas Steinset|
|2||Eline Thorp||“Not Meant To Be”||Jonas Jensen, Andreas Stone Johansson, Elsa Søllevik, Eline Thorp|
|3||Skrellex||“Love Again”||Kai Thomas Larsen, Michael Down, Will Taylor, Primoz Poglajen, Jonas Gladnikoff|
|4||Ulrikke||“Honestly”||Jim Bergsted, Helge Moen, Ben Adams, Ulrikke Brandstorp, Joshua Oliver, Christoffer Gunnestad|
|5||Umami Tsunami||“Geronimo”||Torgeir Ryssevik, Carl-Henrik Wahl, Bjørn Olav Edvardsen, Sindre Jenssen, Lasse Nymann, Kristian Lund|
|6||Atle Pettersen||“Masterpiece”||Andreas Stone Johansson, Hannah Bristow, Atle Pettersen|
|7||Swing’it||“Prohibition”||Martin Jarl Velsin, Jonah Hitchens, Vebjørn Mannen, Sam Norris|
|8||Elsie Bay||“Love You In A Dream”||Elsa Søllevik, Andreas Stone Johansson, Tom Oehler|
|9||Alessandra Mele||“Queen of Kings”||Henning Olerud, Stanley Ferdinandez, Alessandra Mele, Linda Dale|
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.
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News Source: NRK
Photo Credit: Julia Marie Naglestad/NRK