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NRK reveals additional changes for Melodi Grand Prix 2023

As reported last month, Norway’s Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen revealed on Grand Prix Podkasten (Grand Prix Podcast) that two big changes would be happening at MGP 2023. The first would be that the multi-show national final would now consist of only three semi-finals and a grand final on February 14th, with the second announcing the return of the international …

The Yoik Heard All Around Europe: Mattis Hætta Passes Away at Age 63

What started as a national final entry about Sami protests against a dam project turned into the yoik that was heard all around Europe. And the man who brought that unexpected international attention to his people’s cause, and to the Sami people of Northern Europe in general, Mattis Hætta, passed away this past weekend at the age of 63 due …

Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will feature three semi-finals

Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix selection will happen once again, but according to Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen there will be a few changes introduced for the 2023 edition. Last week Karlsen made an appearance on the Grand Prix Podkasten (Grand Prix Podcast) and indicated that the biggest change for next year’s selection will be seen in the show’s format. In …

Liverpool 2023: 37 countries will participate in 2023

The list has finally dropped, and thankfully it did. With recent news about the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, there were fears of possibly more withdrawals to come, but those speculations are now over, as the EBU has finally confirmed that 37 countries will participate in the upcoming contest. 37 countries it is! In the end, it is …

Norway: MGP 2023 to be hosted by Arian Engebø & Stian “Staysman” Thorbjørnesen

Not to long ago, Sweden revealed their host and some of their details, and even Denmark revealed their host city for next year, so now it’s time for Norway to reveal some of their own details, of what we can expect from 2023. Melodi Grand Prix 2023 Hosts Recently, Norwegian national broadcaster (NRK) could confirm, that they have found their …

Today marks final day for Broadcasters to apply for Eurovision 2023 participation

Today marks the final day for any broadcaster with an active membership in the European Broadcasting Union to apply for participation in Eurovision 2023. After this, no additional broadcaster will be able to participate in the contest that did not originally apply – but broadcasters who submitted an application can still withdraw prior to October 11th without financial penalty. Any …

Where is Harrogate? More things you might not know about Eurovision 1982 (Part Two)

We’re back with another edition of Fun Facts about Eurovision – specifically Eurovision 1982! Did you know that in 1982 two eventual Eurovision winners almost competed in the same year and with the same band name? Do you know why Australia didn’t broadcast the contest this year? How many Eurovision entries have Ralf and Bernd written? All these questions and more …

Where is Harrogate? Things you might not know about Eurovision 1982 (Part One)

In theme with our celebration of the 1982 contest, we have curated a list of fun facts that you might not know about the contest. How many times has Norway’s John Teigan tried to return to Eurovision after his 1982 appearance? How many members of Portugal’s Doce were part of another Eurovision band? What happened to cause France and Greece …

UK’s Sam Ryder drops a clue to Subwoolfer’s identity

It’s been over a week since the Eurovision 2022 finale, and we’re still left in the dark about Norway’s intergalactic wolves’ true identity. However, Sam Ryder may have dropped the next hint about the potential identity of one of the wolves. And it’s not Ylvis! During a Magic Breakfast interview with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, Sam Ryder claims to …

Kalush Orchesta Wins Big for Ukraine, Sam Ryder of The UK Wins the Jury Vote

Congratulations are in order to …. KALUSH ORCHESTRA of Ukraine. The group won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after receiving a record-shattering 439 points from the televote. (Moldova, Spain, and Serbia were the only other entries to receive more than 200 points from the televote.) The group were in 4th place after the points from the 40 international juries were …

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