The time has finally come! The first delegations have arrived in Liverpool and the M&S Bank Arena has opened its doors for them. Today marks one of the most important days of the Eurovision season as the rehearsals of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest officially begin!
First to take the stage of this year’s Eurovision for her first rehearsal is Alessandra from Norway with her song “Queen of Kings”!
Who is Alessandra?
Alessandra Mele was born on September 5 2002 in Pietra Ligure in northwestern Italy to an Italian father and a Norwegian mother. At the age of 12, she won a local talent show in Italy, VB Factor. After graduating high school in 2021, she moved to Porsgrunn in southern Norway to live with her grandparents. She later moved to Lillehammer to study at the Lillehammer Institute of Music Production and Industries. After winning MGP 2023, she gets the chance to represent Norway at Eurovision 2023.
Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officaly release to the public.
Alessandra is keeping the black and gold viking sass queen vibe of the MGP final, wearing a fabulous metallic bustier with serious power shoulders and a black cape. She’s accompanied by four backing dancers with giant glo-sticks, backed by icy blue lighting.
Staging aside, this song is a huge female empowerment battle cry, with the drums vibrating through the floor of the Liverpool Arena and that whistle note at the end lifting the roof off. This is going to be such a fantastic opener for the first Semi-Final.
As it turns out there is no pyro nor any jet streams for Norway.
Below you can watch a small clip from Norway’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:
@eurovision Her name is she, queen of the stage! 👑🇳🇴 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Alessandra Mele ♬ original sound – Eurovision
The second rehearsal of Norway will take place on Wednesday May 3 so we will get a better idea of what we will see from Alessandra on stage.
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