All aboard the Scandinavian Eurovision train, cause it’s taking off already this upcoming Saturday. No, it’s not Sweden, but Norway instead. Norwegian national broadcaster (NRK) has finally revealed all the details about this year’s edition of Melodi Grand Prix.
Melodi Grand Prix 2022
Since 2020, NRK has pretty much done what Sweden has done for years now, but in a smaller format. A total of 21 songs will compete this year, in order to represent Norway in Torino, this upcoming May. This means, starting from this upcoming Saturday, and every Saturday until the big final that is held on the 19th February 2022, Norway will be there to entertain you.
This also means, that the 21 songs will be in focus, for the next 6 weeks, and that’s quite a lot of shows just for 21 songs, so here’s the full resume of the entire format, and the list of participants:
Semi-final 1 – 15th January:
- Mira Craig – “We Still Here“
- Frode Vassel – “Black Flowers“
- TrollfesT – “Dance Like a Pink Flamingo“
- Eline Noelia – “Ecstasy“
Semi-final 2 – 22nd January:
- Lily Löwe – “Bad Baby“
- Steffen Jakobsen – “With Me Tonight“
- Farida – “Dangerous“
- Daniel Lukas – “Kvelertak“
Semi-final 3 – 29th January:
- Mari Bølla – “Your Loss“
- Oda Gondrosen – “Hammer of Thor“
- Sturla – “Skår i Hjertet“
- Vilde – “Titans“
Semi-final 4 – 5th February:
- Alexandra Joner – “Hasta La Vista“
- Maria Mohn – “Fly“
- Kim Wigaard – “La Melodia“
- Sofie Fjellvang – “Made of Glass“
Semi-final 5 – 7th February & 12th February:
One act will qualify to the final from each semi-final, while the rest will take part in the second chance round. Only one out of the 12 semi-final eliminated acts, will advance to the final. The second chance round will consist of two parts, part one will take place on the 7th of February, where all 12 eliminated acts will be shown. These acts will not perform live, but their performance will be shown instead, only the 4 best voted performances will move on. Part two will take place on the 12th of February, where the 4 best voted performances will perform once again, for the final spot in the final, making the final consist of a total of 10 songs.
Final – 19th February 2022:
The final will consist of the 5 semi-final winners, plus the 5 pre-qualified acts, which are as follow:
- NorthKid – “Someone“
- Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf a Banana“
- Christian Ingebrigtsen – “Wonder of the World“
- Anna-Lisa Kumoji – “Queen Bees“
- Elsie Bay – “Death of Us“
In the past years, the competing songs were made public, just days before their live performances ahead of the semi-finals, but this year, NRK has decided to release all songs all together, for everyone to listen as they please, in order to make the competition feel more fair.
Since all the songs are now public, which song do #YOU think will win, and who do #YOU want to see in Turin later this year? Our forum is right HERE for you to share your opinion with others, and our social media sites as well.
Source(s): NRK.no (In Norwegian)