Norway MGP 2023: Heat 3
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Norway MGP 2023: Songs for Heat 3 released

The seven songs for the final heat in Norway's MGP are out now. Take a listen down below and vote for your favorite in our poll: Who should win Heat 3?

The last set of songs competing in the Melodi Grand Prix (MGP), Norway's selection process for Eurovision, have been released. These last seven songs close out the 21 total songs looking for a chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Like the previous two heats, all seven songs will be performed live, with three of them moving on to the final (determined 100% by televote).

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 – Heat 3


Melodi Grand Prix 2023

MGP 2023 will feature 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

Seven songs will be performed in each heat with three songs qualifying for the final (decided by 100% televoting) from each one. The results for the final will be determined by 50% televoting and 50% international jury.

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

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest

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

Norway 2022: Subwoolfer - "Give That Wolf a Banana"

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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