Subwoolfer will not appear in the Third Semifinal of the Melodi Grand Prix 2022 this Saturday due to a positive test on Covid-19. The Subwoolfer is now the betting favorite to win the Melodi Grand Prix 2022 and is competing with the song “Give That Wolf A Banana”.
Subwoolfer confirmed the diagnosis of Covid-19 via NRK statements:
“On our journey of discovery around the earth, we met a creature called omicron!”
Subwoolfer, who are already qualified for the final, will perform during one of the remaining semi-finals. NorthKid, who were due to perform in Semi-Final 4, will perform this week instead. Band member Bilal Saab commented:
“It came on very abruptly. There is quite a lot to be done in relation to the stage show, mostly rehearsing of the song which we now have one week less to work on but as they say: ‘The show must go on’ “.
This is not the first instance of Covid-19 within Melodi Grand Prix this year. Frode Vassel, who advanced to the final from the first semifinal of the Melodi Grand Prix, tested positive for Covid-19, a few days after the end of the semifinal.
Stig Karlsen, head producer of MGP, made the following statement:
“We are working hard to keep this year’s production afloat, but the audience should know that nothing stops Melodi Grand Prix, not even a pandemic.”
The schedule for the remainder of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is as follows:
- January 29 – Semi-Final Three
- February 5 – Semi-Final Four
- February 12 – Second Chance Round
- February 19 – Grand Final
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