The 7 acts and songs of Norway’s first Semi-final have been released, among them is the song of the 2020 cancelled contest hopeful, Ulrikke.
The 7 acts of Semi-final 1
Today the Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, has made the 7 acts and their songs public when it comes down to Semi-final 1 of the Norwegian national final, Melodi Grand Prix 2023. This first Semi-final will take place on January 14th 2023.
The acts and their songs
- Ulrikke, Honestly
- Eirik Næss, Wave
- Kate Gulbrandsen, Tårer i paradis
- Rasmus Thall, TRESKO
- Alessandra Mele, Queen of Kings
- Jowst & Byron Williams Jr, Freaky for the Weekend
- Umami Tsunami, Geronimo
Listen to the songs by clicking the link below: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0h5NADXZqXEJmWTHAn5Tyh.
Changes in the Melodi Grand Prix format
For the 2023 interation of Melodi Grand Prix changes apply, these are the following:
- There are no pre-qualifying contestants anymore.
- The number of Semi-finals has gone from 5 to 3.
- There are no duels anymore.
- Autotune can be used in the songs.
- All 7 acts will perform, then there will be a voting, and the 3 acts that score best progress to the Final.
- In the Final there will be an international jury, and will consist of music connoisseurs from a variety of different countries.
Phases and dates of Melodi Grand Prix 2023
Below you can find the different phases and dates of Melodi Grand Prix 2023.
- Participants reveal, January 4th 2023
- Semi-Final 1, songs revealed: January 9th 2023
- Semi-Final 1, January 14th 2023
- Semi-Final 2, songs revealed: January 16th 2023
- Semi-Final 2, January 21st 2023
- Semi-Final 3, songs revealed: January 23rd 2023
- Semi-Final 3, January 28th 2023
- Final, February 4th 2023
In the Eurovision Song Contest of 2022 Norway was represented by Subwoolfer with the song “Give That Wolf A Banana”. The alien foxes came in 6th in semi-final, and eventually scored 10th place (of 25) in the Grand Final of 2022.
Watch the Norwegian national final live on our dedicated live platform, “ESCplus Live”, just click the link on the date and time of the Norwegian national final, and watch: https://live.esc-plus.com/.