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Give That Wolf a Banana! Subwoolfer wins MGP 2022 in Norway

The Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2022 took place tonight live from Fornebu. After three rounds of votings, Subwoolfer won with the song "Give That Wolf a Banana" and will represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin

The previous five weeks, Norway has geared up towards the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2022, with four heats, a last chance round and five pre-qualifiers.

Tonight it was time for the 10 finalists to compete and try to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022..

After two rounds of voting, the Norwegian public selected their representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin: Subwoolfer with "Give That Wolf a Banana", after beating NorthKid in the Gold Duel.

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

Give That Wolf a Banana is written by DJ Astronaut, Jim and Keith.

Melodi Grand Prix 2022 – Final

First round

Gold Duel


The Norwegian pop duo Subwoolfer was established last year, and unknown until the artists and songs for MGP 2022 were announced on 10 January. They are still unknown – sort of – as the identities of the two members are not known, but they call themselves "Keith" and "Jim".

Since the release of their song "Give That Wolf a Banana", they have kept their identies hidden and refuse to answer questions about who's behind the masks. Instead they have stated that Subwoolfer was established 4.5 billion years ago and lives on the moon, leading to lots of speculations of the two men behind the masks.

Subwoolfer was pre-qualified for the Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 and they wrote their winning song themselves. The duo has a record deal with the label Universal.

Melodi Grand Prix 2022

The artist and song that will represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin was selected through Melodi Grand Prix 2022.

A total of seven shows took place from 15 January to 19 February 2022:

A total of 21 acts participated in MGP 2022. 10 of these competed in the final:

  • 5 pre-qualified songs
  • 4 winners from the heats
  • 1 winner from the Last Chance

All Heats as well as the Final were broadcasted from the H3 Arena at Fornebu outside of Oslo.

Norway in Eurovision Song Contest

Norway 1985: Bobbysocks - "La Det Swinge"

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

Norway 1985: Bobbysocks - "La Det Swinge"

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.

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