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Norway: Alessandra is the Queen of Kings – To Eurovision 2023 after winning MGP

The Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2023 took place tonight inside Trondheim Spektrum. After four shows, Alessandra won with the song "Queen of Kings" and will represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool

Over the past three weeks, Norway had been gearing up toward the Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2023, with three heats and 21 songs.

Tonight it was time for the nine finalists to compete, going all out to win the right to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

After an intense evening and voting from both the Norwegian public and an international jury, the result was clear: Alessandra was the winner of MGP 2023 and will represent Norway in Liverpool with the song "Queen of Kings."

Norway 2023: Alessandra – "Queen of Kings"

Queen of Kings was written by Alessandra herself, along with Henning Olerud, Linda Dale, and Stanley Ferdinandez.

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 – Final


Artist and songwriter Alessandra Mele is of Italian and Norwegian descent. The 20-year-old spent the majority of her life in Italy, but after completing her secondary education she made the decision to go to Norway.

She's currently a student at the LIMPI music school and resides in Lillehammer.

The lyrics to the song "Queen of Kings" are about taking risks, being yourself, and overcoming challenges.

Melodi Grand Prix 2023

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 consisted of four shows: Three heats and a final:

  • Heat 1: 14 January 2023
  • Heat 2: 21 January 2023
  • Heat 3: 28 January 2023
  • Final: 4 February 2023

In each of the heats, seven songs were performed, and three songs qualified for the Final (decided by 100% televoting). In the Final, the result was based on 50% televoting and 50% international jury.

All shows were hosted by Arian Engebø and Stian "Staysman" Thorbjørnsen.

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest

Norway 2009: Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"

Since their debut in 1960, Norway has participated in Eurovision 60 times. They have won the competition three times:

Norway 2009: Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"

In 2009, Alexander Rybak's Fairytale received the most points ever in the old voting system: 387 points – getting 12 points from 16 countries. However, Norway holds another Eurovision record; the country that has finished last the most times – 10 last place finishes!

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Norway has been very successful; qualifying for the Grand Final 15 out of 18 times.

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