This Wednesday, the participants in the Melodi Grand Prix 2023 were revealed, as well as the titles of their songs. The event will elect the Norwegian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).
There are well-known names among the candidates. Ulrikke returns after being the winner in 2020 – she didn’t represent Norway at ESC after the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Also returning are Jowst, winners in 2017, but Byron Williams replaces the vocalist Aleksander Walmann. Norway’s representatives in 1987, Kate Gulbrandsen, and in 1999, Stig van Eijk, are also returning to Melodi Grand Prix… as is Elsie Bay, who ended in top four last year.
Melodi Grand Prix will begin on January 14 with the first of the three semifinals, which will also be held on January 21 and 28 at Nydalen studios. The top three of each one will qualify for the grand final, scheduled for February 4 at Trondheim Spektrum.
Melodi Grand Prix 2023 participants
- Semifinal 1
- 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
- Semifinal 2
- Sandra Lyng: Drøm D Bort
- Jone: Ekko Inni Meg
- Swing’it: Prohibition
- Ella: Waist
- Alejandro Fuentes: Fuego
- Bjørn Olav: Turn Off My Heart
- Elsie Bay: Love You In a Dream
- Semifinal 3
- Skrellex: Love Again
- Tiril: Break It
- Akuvi: Triumph
- Atle Pettersen: Masterpiece
- Eline Thorp: Not Meant to Be
- Maria Celin: Freya
- Stig van Eijk: Someday