Norway: Listen to the songs of the first semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2023!

Norway’s public television, NRK, is once again organizing the national final Melodi Grand Prix for the selection of its Eurovision entry in Liverpool this May. A few minutes ago, the songs of the artists of the first semi-final were released!

There will be nine finalists this year. The 21 total artists were divided into three semi-finals of seven with the top three from each semi-final receiving the ticket to the grand final of MGP 2023!


  • Saturday, 14 January: First Semi-Final (Song Announcement on Monday, 9 January)
  • Saturday, 21 January: Second Semi-Final (Song Announcement on Monday, 16 January)
  • Saturday, 28 January: Third Semi-Final (Song Announcement on Monday, 23 January)
  • Saturday, 4 February: Grand Final

The participants of the first semi-final

The first three tickets for the grand final will be claimed by the following artists and songs:

Ulrikke Brandstorp“Honestly”

Erik Næss“Wave”

Kate Gullbrandsen“Tårer i paradis”

Rasmus Thall“TRESKO”

Alessandra Mele“Queen of Kings”

Byron Williams Jr & Jowst“Freaky For The Weekend”

Umami Tsunami featuring Kyle Alessandro, Kristian Haugstøyl & Magnus Winjum“Geronimo”

We remind you that this year’s Melodi Gran Prix will be quite different from the previous ones, as there will be no duels or second chance round. In each semi-final, only the Norwegian television audience will be able to vote, while in the final, for the first time since 2019, there will also be an international jury that will determine 50% of the result.

The songs will be published every Monday before the semi-final in which they will compete. Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will take place at the Spectrum in Trondheim and will be hosted by Arian Engebø and Stian Thorbjørnsen.

What do you think of the first MGP 2023 songs? Do you think the winner might be amongst them? Tell us in the comments!

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