Norway: NRK opens submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2023

Norway: NRK opens submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2023
Tuesday, 21 June 2022

  • Norway's national broadcaster, NRK, has released the terms and rules and opened the submission period for the next edition of Melodi Grand Prix, the show that selects the nation's Eurovision representative. 

    NRK has lanunced the process for the Norwegian national selection for Eurovision 2023. Acts and composers who ambition to take part in the next Melodi Grand Prix in order to go after the chance representing Norway at Eurovision can send in their songs from today and up to September 18, 2022

    Meanwhile the broadcaster released the terms and rules for Melodi Grand Prix 2023 which can be found here. The competition is open to all nationalities although priority will be given to locan musicians. NRK will receive candidate entries in two ways, via the submission window for the public and through invitations to compoesers NRK decides to.

    Regarding next year's MGP the producer of the event, Stig Kalrsen, stated: 

    The invitation is open to anyone who writes songs. This is a unique chance to try and grab a place in the world’s biggest music competition. We are open to all kinds of music within a broad understanding of the pop genre. It can be anything from sophisticated beautiful pop songs, to bone-hard rock, pink chewing gum pop, and everything in between.


    Norway in Eurovision 

    Norway has been taking part in the Eurovision Song contest since 1960 and has won the contest three times, in 1985, 1995 and 2009. However the country has marked some records , as it has finished in the last place most times than any other country, finishing in the last placing on the scoreboard 11 times. A total of four times it has received zero points, while in 2009 victory it received the remarkable number 16 sets of 12 points and was voted by every single country, reaching the impressive winning score of 387 points! Norway hasn’t qualified two times in the final the last decade, in 2011 with Stella Mwangi and in 2016 with Agnete

     In 2019 the three member group KEiiNo with their entry “Spirit in the Sky” defended the Norwegian colors in Tel Aviv achieving a remarkable 1st place in the televoting while they finished 6th on the overall scoreboard.Ulrikke won Melodi Grand Prix 2020 and was set to go on and represent Norway at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with her entry “Attention” .Unfortunately the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic  and the female act never saw her Eurovision journey completed. Last year TIX was crowned winner in the national final with his song 'Fallen Angel' which he performed on Rotterdam Ahoy's stage achieving to qualify to the grand final, where he finished 18th. 

    This year, Subwoolfer were crowned winners of Melodi Grand Pirx 2022 with the song 'Give that wold a banana' and flew the flag in Turin where they achieved to finish 10th with 182 points in the overall score. 



    News Source: ESCToday

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