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Atle Pettersen Interview: “This time I just wrote a song about something I really care about.”

This week we snuck in a last minute interview with Melodi Grand Prix returnee Atle Pettersen thanks to the help of his publicist. Atle first appeared in the Norwegian national final back in 2021 as a pre-qualified act, meaning that he and his song “World on Fire” advanced directly to the MGP Final. This year NRK has removed the pre-qualified …

Team ESCUnited Reviews Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final Three

This week we received the final batch of songs for Norway’s infamous Melodi Grand Prix, and that means it’s time for the writing staff at ESCUnited to review them! This week features the same writers: Boris, Tyler, Connor, James and David and their equally bold opinions. Is someone’s winner found in this bunch?  Will the staff reviews match the final results …

Skrellex Interview: “It’s been 17 years since a drag queen last put their heels on the MGP stage.”

The final semi-final of the Melodi Grand Prix “circus” is set to begin this coming Saturday, which means we have another interview to release! Today we get the opportunity to chat with drag queen and singer Skrellex, who has been singing for years but only recently transitioned her career into the art of drag. Since then her career has taken …

The final entries for Melodi Grand Prix 2023 have been released!

At midnight tonight the final seven competing entries for Melodi Grand Prix’s third semi-final were released on Spotify. The full line-up for the semi-final is as follows: Akuvi – Triumph Atle Pettersen – Masterpiece Eline Thorp – Not Meant to Be Maria Celin – Freya Skrellex – Love Again Stig van Eijk – Someday Tiril – Break It Only three …

Norway: 3 additional semi-finalists have qualified for the final

Norway’s national broadcaster (NRK) are continuing their search, and tonight saw another 7 acts compete in tonight’s second semi-final. Only 3 of them can join the already 3 qualified acts from last week’s semi-final. Melodi Grand Prix 2023 – Semi-final 2 Once again, tonight saw another seven songs take the stage, in order to compete for the votes of the …

Bjørn Olav Edvardsen Interview: “I’ve been experimenting musically to get back to who Bjørn Olav really is.”

While this week has been full of Eurovision news and interviews, we were able to arrange an interview Melodi Grand Prix contestant Bjørn Olav Edvardsen over zoom. Our conversation covered a number of topics, with the most important showcasing who Bjørn Olav Edvardsen is as a singer and a songwriter. Throughout his answers Bjørn shared a number of times the …

Swing’It Interview: “We think it is a shame that jazz and traditional jazz never gets shown on TV.”

Our Melodi Grand Prix interview series continues as we speak to one of the second semi-final contestants and 1920’s style jazz band Swing’It! Swing’it was first formed back in 2014 as street performers, who have quickly taken over the jazz scene with their Gatsby and Prohibition parties. The band also made an appearance on Norway’s Got Talent back in 2018, …

Melodi Grand Prix 2023: Semi-Final Two songs begin to appear on streaming platforms

The next batch of songs competing in Melodi Grand Prix’s second semi-final have been released on YouTube and Spotify. You can listen to each of the songs through our MGP playlist linked below. As a reminder, the full line-up for the semi final is as follows: Alejandro Fuentes – “Fuego” Bjorn Olav Edvardsen – “Turn Off My Heart” Ella A …

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