Tonight took place the first semi-final of the 2023 Melodi Grand Prix, the show that determines the representative of the the Kingdom of Scandinavia, Norway, to the Eurovision Song Contest. 7 artists competed with then aim to win the three tickets that lead to the Grand Final on the 4th of February.
The hosts of the show were Arian Engebø and Stian Thorbjørnsen
The 7 contestants of the first semi-final were:
- Alessandra Mele – “Queen of Kings“
- Erik Næss – “Wave“
- Rasmus Thall – “TRESKO“
- Kate Gullbrandsen – “Tårer i paradis“
- Umami Tsunami featuring Kyle Alessandro, Kristian Haugstøyl & Magnus Winjum – “Geronimo“
- Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Honestly“
- Byron Williams Jr & Jowst – “Freaky For The Weekend“
After the performances of all the artists, the voting lines opened. The outcome was solely in the hands of the televoters.
The Norwegian public decided that the three best performances of the night were:
Umami Tsunami featuring Kyle Alessandro, Kristian Haugstøyl & Magnus Winjum – “Geronimo“
Ulrikke Brandstorp –“Honestly“
Alessandra Mele – “Queen of Kings“
The next heat will take place next Saturday at 19:50 CET! You can watch MGP 2023 by clicking HERE.
Stay tuned to EurovisionFun, for all the news regarding the Norway’s participation at Eurovision Song Contest 2023!