According to Norwegian website ESC Norge, we can learn additional details regarding “Melodi Grand Prix 2022″ – the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2022.
Stig Karlsen, the music director and project manager behind “Melodi Grand Prix 2022″ revealed more details.
Norwegian broadcaster NRK has received around 1000 songs for “Melodi Grand Prix 2022″!
The selection process included several different phases: song writing camps, audiotions, listening marathons and more. A reference group composed of Norwegian Eurovision fans had the chance to listen to some of the songs and rank them (without knowing who are the artists behind them).
What can we tell you about the songs?
Stig Karlsen mentioned that selecting the final list of songs to compete in the televised shows was a hard mission. This year was characterized by high quality of songs.
Among the competing songs in Melodi Grand Prix 2022″, we will be able to find a wide range of genres: ballads, opera, rock, heavy rock, country and more.
We will encounter songs that will make us move on the dance floor, along songs with theatrical colors.
The list of competing songs has already been chosen. Some of them are having the final tuning towards the show.
In the last 2 years, 25 – 26 songs were included in the line-up of “Melodi Grand Prix“.
We expect a similar number of songs for the upcoming edition as well.
It has been said that we will get not only excellent songs, but professional and outstanding performances as well.
“Melodi Grand Prix 2022” – Foramt
As we have reported in the last article, NRK considers some changes in the format of the national contest. The possible changes are: timing of releasing the songs, voting format, hosts and more.
However, certain details are:
- As in 2 previous years, 5-6 artists will pre-qualify for the final. They will be selected by NRK.
- Both the semi-finals and the final will be broadcast from the H3 arena at Fornebu.
- The arena will be expanded to the absolute maximum of area, however we won’t see thousands of people in the audience
- Most likely, 4 artists will compete in each semi-final
- Competitors will be revealed on Monday the 10th of January 2022
- The competition will include 5 semi-finals and a grand final:
- Semi-Final 1 – 15th of January 2022
- Semi-Final 2 – 22nd of January 2022
- Semi-Final 3 – 29th of January 2022
- Semi-Final 4 – 5th of February 2022
- Semi-Final 5 – 12th of February 2022
- Grand Final – 19th of February 2022
In a special Instagram post, Stig chose to thank all the people involved around him:
Will we see any returning artists in the upcoming Norwegian selection for Eurovision?
Who will represent the country in Turin?
Tix represented Norway at Eurovision 2021 with the song “Fallen Angel“.
He finished in 18th place in the grand final: