Norway: Preview the 'Melodi Grand Prix' final04 February 2023 at 09:00 CET
ofHOW TO WATCH: The 'Melodi Grand Prix' final starts at 19:50 CET on Saturday 4 February. Norwegian broadcaster NRK will also host a live stream where fans around the rest of the world can tune in to watch the entertainment unfold.
(Pictured above: the 9 finalists: Alessandra, Unami Tsunami, Ulrikke, Elsie Bay, Swing'It, JONE, Atle Pettersen, Skrellex, Eline Thorp)
After 3 semi-finals, which saw Norwegian voters reduce a starting lineup of 21 songs to a final lineup of 9, Norway is ready to narrow it down even further - and find its entry to the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in May.
The Trondheim Spektrum arena will be playing host to the Melodi Grand Prix final, along with all of its spectators and guests. Two very special guests will be making an appearance on the night, having come all the way from the moon, no less! Everyone's favourite intergalactic canines, Subwoolfer, will be performing the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2022, Give That Wolf A Banana, as well as their new single, Worst Kept Secret.
The presenter duo that took us through the 3 semi-finals - Arian Engebø and Stian Thorbjørnsen - are returning on Saturday night to present the main event. As well as introducing the artists and songs, they'll also be guiding viewers through a change in the voting.
For Melodi Grand Prix 2023, as well the usual public televote, an international jury vote will be introduced. Juries from 10 countries, made up of 5 jurors each, will be presenting their votes once all 9 songs have been performed. Their vote will be given a 50% weighting, equal to that of the public vote.
Once all votes have been announced, in what is likely to be a tense reveal, Norway will have its entry to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, in Liverpool.
Let's take a look at what is in the running on Saturday night...
These are the 9 Melodi Grand Prix finalists, in the order they'll be performed in.
JONE - Ekko Inni Meg
Eline Thorp - Not Meant to Be
Skrellex - Love Again
Ulrikke Brandstorp - Honestly
Umami Tsunami - Geronimo
Atle Pettersen - Masterpiece
Swing’it - Prohibition
Elsie Bay - Love You In A Dream
Alessandra - Queen of Kings
Norway will be performing in the First Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.