It has been revealed by Icelandic broadcaster RÚV that 2022 Norwegian representatives Subwoolfer will perform as a interval act during the Söngvakeppnin 2023 final. The Söngvakeppnin 2023 final will take place on March 4th.
Who are Subwoolfer
Subwoolfer, better known as Keith, Jim and DJ Astronaut, they say their career began 4.5 billion years ago on the moon. Their aim is to become the most successful group in our galaxy. The trio won Norway’s national final Melodi Grand Prix with their song “Give That Wolf A Banana”. Subwoolfer placed 10th in the 2022 Eurovision Grand Final. On Feburary 4th 2023, during the Melodi Grand Prix final, Subwoolfer’s identities were revealed as being Ben Adams (Keith) and Gaute Ormåsen. You can watch our interview with Subwoolfer at PrePartyEs 2022 here
About Söngvakeppnin 2023
RÚV last week revealed details of its national final, in which ten songs will compete to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. The broadcaster confirmed that Söngvakeppnin 2023 will once again be hosted by TV presenter and Söngvakeppnin executive board member Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir. Joining her this year are musician Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson and Rás 2 music director Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson (also known as Siggi Gunnars), both of whom are making their Söngvakeppnin hosting debut.
RÚV will also broadcast a warm-up show for this year’s competition on 11th February. Titled #12Stig (“#12Points”), this show will give viewers an opportunity to get to know more about this year’s Söngvakeppnin artists.
The semi-finals of Söngvakeppnin 2023 will take place on the 18th and 25th of February, followed by the final on March 4th. The ten songs will compete for four places in the final, however, the jury reserves the right to select a fifth song to compete in the final after the semi-finals are complete. RÚV received 137 submissions for consideration in this edition of the contest.
The live shows will be hosted in the Söngvakeppnishöllin in Gufunesi. Tickets will be available to purchase from midday local time (13.00 CET) on 1st February at tix.is, and will be available for both semi-finals, the final dress rehearsal on 3rd March and the grand final on 4th March.
You can listen to all the Söngvakeppnin 2023 entries by checking out our Spotify playlist
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: RÚV
Photoe Credit: EBU/Nathan Reinds
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