Norway MGP 2023 Heat 1 qualifiers
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Norway MGP 2023: Ulrikke, Umami Tsunami and Alessandra to the final

Tonight the first heat of the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2023 took place. Seven acts performed live and three of them qualified for the final: Ulrikke Brandstorp, Umami Tsunami and Alessandra Mele

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 has officially begun! The first heat of MGP took place tonight live from Nydalen in Oslo with seven hopefuls fighting for three spots in the final.

The three qualifiers from Heat 1 were Ulrikke Brandstorp with the song "Honestly," Umami Tsunami with the song "Geronimo" and Alessandra Mele with the song "Queen of Kings." They qualify directly for the final of MGP 2023, which will be held on 4 February.

Melodi Grand Prix 2023 – Heat 1

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

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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