Tomorrow the final for Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2023 is taking place. Prior to the final, Jone has released the music video for his song “Ekko Inni Meg”. Jone will be hoping to win the national final and represent Norway in Liverpool at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Watch the “Ekko Inni Meg” music video
Who is Jone?
Jone (aka Jonas Nes Steinset) is a 27 year old singer from near Oslo. He has been in the music industry since 2018. His most popular track other than “Ekko Inni Meg” is “Eventyr” which was released back in 2021 and has amassed more than 4 million streams on Spotify to this date. Jone’s Melodi Grand Prix 2023 song was written by Audun Agnar Guldbrandsen, Christine Ekeberg, Christopher Colin Archer, Jonas Nes Steinset, Morten Franck and Silje Blandkjenn. In English “Ekko Inni Meg” translates to “Echo inside me”.
Norway’s Eurovision history
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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Photo Credit: Ulrik Kramer / NRK