Norway MGP 2023 Heat 3 qualifiers
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Norway MGP 2023: Eline Thorp, Atle Pettersen, and Skrellex to the final

Tonight the last of the three heats for Norway's Melodi Grand Prix took place. Seven acts performed with Eline Thorp, Atle Pettersen, and Skrellex being the three to qualify for the final from tonight's show

All three heats for Melodi Grand Prix have officially been held, and we now have the complete list of who will be competing in the final for a chance to represent the country at Eurovision in Liverpool in May. Like the first two heats, seven hopefuls performed with only three advancing to the final.

The three qualifiers are Eline Thorp with Not Meant to Be, Atle Pettersen with Masterpiece, and Skrellex with Love Again. They'll be performing in the final along with the first six qualifiers from the first two heats. The final will be held 4 February at the Trondheim Spektrum in Trondheim, Norway.

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 – Heat 3

Melodi Grand Prix 2023

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 consists 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 are performed, and three songs qualify for the final (decided by 100% televoting). In the final, the results will be based on 50% televoting and 50% international jury.

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

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest

Norway 1995: Secret Garden - "Nocturne"

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

Norway 1995: Secret Garden - "Nocturne"

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.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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