🇳🇴 TES Previews: Who is Alessandra?

🇳🇴 TES Previews: Who is Alessandra?

Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The next act we will be previewing is Norway’s Alessandra.

Alessandra’s Eurovision journey so far….

Alessandra won her ticket to Eurovision after winning Norway’s national final Melodi Grand Prix 2023. At Eurovision 202: Alessandra will sing the song “Queen of Kings”

Alessandra will open the first semi-final of Eurovision 2023 on May 9th.

Alessandra performed live at Pre-Party ES in Madrid, Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam and the London Eurovision Party.

You can check out the interview Ben did with Alessandra prior to her Melodi Grand Prix 2023 win here

What do we think of “Queen Of Kings”

The team at That Eurovision Site have been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Rory and Janek gave their thoughts on “Queen Of Kings”, which you can see here.

Who is Alessandra?

Alessandra is the stage name of Alessandra Watle Mele, a 20 year-old Italian- Norweigan singer.

Alessandra was born to an Italian father and Norwegian mother in Pietra Ligure, Italy. She took part in a local talent show “VB Factor” when she was 12 years old, and hasn’t looked back since. Alessandra is also now studying music at LIMPI, following moving to Norway upon graduating high school in Italy.

In 2022 Alessandra took part in The Voice Norway, where she made it all the way to the live-shows, where she was coached by Norwegian producer and artist Espen Lind.

Now she is competing in Eurovision 2023 with her song “Queen of Kings” written by herself, Henning Olerud, Stanley Ferdinandez, and Linda Dale.

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 “Queen Of Kings”? Can Alessandra bring Eurovision back to Norway? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: That Eurovision Site/Alessandra

Photo Credit: Marius Sørgjerd

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