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Norway: 'Melodi Grand Prix' decides – it's Subwoolfer to Eurovision 🇳🇴

19 February 2022 at 22:12 CET
Winners of Melodi Grand Prix 2022, Subwoolfer Julia Marie Naglestad / NRK
The six-week 'Melodi Grand Prix' pre-selection has come to its conclusion in Norway. On the exciting evening of the grand final, the Norwegian public have voted on their winner. Subwoolfer will head to Turin in May with the song 'Give That Wolf A Banana'.

📺 Watch: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana

In a hotly contested final night of one of Eurovision’s biggest national finals, 10 songs were in the running to become the winner of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2022.

After a closely fought contest, with two rounds of voting, Norway landed on a favourite. Subwoolfer will represent the Nordic nation in May with 'Give That Wolf A Banana.

On the night, we had all 10 songs performed, with the Norwegian viewers voting for their favourites. This resulted in 10 songs becoming just a top 4, before these 4 songs became a final 2. One more public vote decided on a winner, and Norway now has its entry to the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Subwoolfer take the trophy with Give That Wolf A Banana, and NorthKid finish as runners-up with Someone.

Runners-up of Melodi Grand Prix 2022, NorthKid Martin Myklebust

And just who are Subwoolfer? Well. Question not the identities of the 2 figures behind Subwoolfer. Question only the dietary merits of the canine consumption of potassium. And while you’re at it, chime in with the eternal question posed within the lyrics of the song: 'is that saliva or blood drippin’ off your chin?'.

🎶 Listen: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana

Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest

Norway made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960. Since then, the Nordic nation has won the Contest 3 times and scored the biggest margin of victory ever, in 2009, when Alexander Rybak won in Moscow with Fairytale.

Prior to that unforgettable win, the first Norwegian victory was celebrated in 1985, when the country won in Gothenburg with Bobbysocks and their song La Det Swinge. 10 years later, Secret Garden scored the second Contest triumph for Norway, with Nocturne in Dublin.

In the last 10 years, Norway’s best result has been a 4th-place finish, achieved for the country by Margaret Berger in Malmö in 2013, when she performed I Feed You My Love.

Can Subwoolfer improve on that result in Turin?…

📺 Watch: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love (2013)

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