Norway MGP 2022 hosts: Kåre Magnus Bergh, Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva
Hosts of MGP 2022: Kåre Magnus Bergh, Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva (Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad / NRK)

Norway: Listen to the songs competing at Melodi Grand Prix 2022

The 21 songs competing to represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 have been released. Listen to them and vote for your favourite

Norway's public broadcaster (NRK) is ready to start looking for TIX's successor (Norway 2021) as the very first heat of the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is scheduled to take place this Saturday, 15 January.

Before showtime, and unlike previous years, the broadcaster has held a special program hosted by Mikkel Niva, Annika Momrak and Kåre Magnus Bergh to present all of the songs taking part in the competition so now everyone can listen to them before the big nights.

Five of the 21 songs are pre-qualified for the Final, while the other 16 have to go through one of the four Heats.

Melodi Grand Prix 2022

There are seven shows scheduled for Norway's Melodi Grand Prix:

  • Heat 1: 15 January 2022
  • Heat 2: 22 January 2022
  • Heat 3: 29 January 2022
  • Heat 4: 5 February 2022
  • Last Chance: 7 and 12 February 2022
  • Final: 19 February 2022

A total of 21 artists/songs will compete in MGP 2022. Five of them are pre-qualified for the Final, while the other 16 have to go through one of the four Heats. The winner of each Heat will qualify for the Final. The other 12 will get a Last Chance: On 7 February the 12 will become four, and on 12 February the best of the four will win a place in the Final.

All the shows will be hosted by Mikkel Niva, Kåre Magnus Bergh and Annika Momrak.

Norway in Eurovision Song Contest

Since the debut in 1960 Norway has participated 59 times in Eurovision. They have won the competition three times:

In 2009, Alexander Rybak's Fairytale was the song that has received most points with the old voting system: 387 points – got 12 points from 16 countries. But Norway holds another Eurovision record: The country that ended last most times – 10 last places!

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Norway has been very succesful with qualification to the Grand Final 14 out of 17 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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