After the announcement of his participation in this year’s national final of Norway, MGP 2023, JONE gave an exclusive interview to EurovisionFun‘s Paschalis.
JONE is participating in the second semi final of this year’s MGP and he will try to represent his country at Eurovision 2023 with his song “Ekko inni meg“.
Some things about JONE
My real name is Jonas, I’m 27 years old and I live near Oslo. I’ve been working with music since I was 7 years old, started by playing the guitar. Then I learnt how to produce to music. From 2018 to 2021 I did a bachelor’s degree in producing and songwriting.
How he decided to participate in MGP
We figured out that we wanted to participate in MGP last year, we produced some demos, but didn’t manage to finish them and decided to participate next year. A producer contacted me. He participated in one of the songwriting camps and wanted to find the right vocalist for the song. He contacted me and asked me if I could try to record vocals. Stig Karlsen then called me and told me he loved the vocals.
What’s the song like
The song is like a heartbreak song, combined with norwegian folk music and edm party music. It’s a song that runs all over the place. It’s a high energy song, it’s what I normally like to produce. I fell in love with it since I listened to it for the first time.
What we’ll see on stage
Four dancers will be with me and the choreography is amazing. The rest is a secret! We’ve been working a lot with it and I can’t wait to show the world what it’s like.
Other MGP entries that he liked
There are two songs I like, Ulrikke’s Honestly and Alessandra’s Queen of Kings. Alessandra’s song is similar to mine and Ulrikke has an amazing voice and her song is really appealing. These are the two big competitors.
His favorite Norwegian Eurovision entry
Of course Alexander Rybak, I love Fairytale. That was the first time that I watched from MGP to the Eurovision Finals. TIX with Fallen Angel is one of my biggest idols. I take a lot of inspiration from him. He is an awesome guy and I’m so happy he participated in MGP and Eurovision.
My favorite Eurovision act of all time is Maneskin. I come from a rock background and I fell in love with that song. That was the highlight of Eurovision for me.
His message to the viewers and readers of Eurovisionfun
I really hope to come to Liverpool and participate in the biggest song contest that exists. I send my love to all of you and I hope everyone has a great time. I thank all of you who are rooting for me.
Watch the interview with JONE here:
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We would like to thank JONE and wish him luck in his Eurovision Journey that has just begun!
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