Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2023 participants unveiled

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NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster has unveiled the competing acts at the forthcoming Norwegian national selection- Melodi Grand Prix 2023.

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will consist of four live televised shows with the Grand Final set to be held in Trondheim on Saturday 4 February. There will be fewer and bigger semi-finals, no pre-qualified artists, no duels and the Grand Final will feature an international jury.

The three semi-finals will be held in Oslo whilst the Grand Final will be travelling to Trondheim.  A total of 21 acts will partake in the competition. The shows will be hosted by Arian Engebø and Stian ‘Staysman’ Thorbjørnsen. 

MGP 2023 Agenda

  • 14/ 01/ 2023- Semi-final 1
  • 21/01/2023- Semi-final 2
  • 28/01/2023- Semi-final 3
  • 04/02/2023- Grand Final

The 21 competing acts at MGP 2023 were officially unveiled today during a special press conference in Oslo today. Four former Norwegian acts are back in the game vying to return to Eurovision again: Kate Gullbrandsen (Norway 1987)  , Ulrikke ( Norway 2020),  JOWST (Norway 2017) and Stig Van Eijk (Norway 1999)

The competing acts

Semi-final #1

  1. Ulrikke BrandstorpHonestly
  2. Erik NæssWave
  3. Kate GullbrandsenTårer i paradis
  4. Rasmus ThallTRESKO
  5. Alessandra MeleQueen of Kings
  6. Byron Williams Jr & JowstFreaky For The Weekend
  7. Umami Tsunami feat. Kyle Alessandro, Kristian Haugstøyl & Magnus WinjumGeronimo

Semi-final #2

  1. Sandra LyngDrøm d bort
  2. JONEEkko Inni Meg
  3. Swing’itProhibition
  4. EllaWaist
  5. Alejandro FuentesFuego
  6. Bjørn Olav EdvardsenTurn Off My Heart
  7. Elsie BayLove You in a Dream

Semi-final #3

  1. SkrellexLove Again
  2. Tiril BeislandBreak It
  3. AkuviTriumph
  4. Atle PettersenMasterpiece
  5. Eline ThorpNot Meant to Be
  6. Maria CelinFreya
  7. Stig van EijkSomeday

Norway in Eurovision

Norway debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and has won the competition thrice: 1985 (Bobbysocks), 1995 (Secret Garden) and 2009 (Alexander Rybak).

The Nordic country has successfully hosted the competition thrice, once in Bergen and twice in Oslo and has partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 60 times.

Subwoolfer represented Norway at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with their entry ‘ Give That Wolf A Banana‘ achieving an honourable 10th placing in the Grand Final.

Source: NRK
Photo credit: NRK