Norwegian broadcaster NRK has been confirmed the dates for Melodi Grand Prix 2022 with the reveal all competing songs will be revealed altogether.
As tickets go on sale for the national selection, the selection will begin on 15th January 2022 and the selection will last 6 weeks of the shows.
The only change that song reveal date is planned on 10th January 2022 where all 21 songs and artists will be revealed.
Full List of Dates fallows:
Semi-Final 1: 15th January 2022
Semi-Final 2: 22nd January 2022
Semi-Final 3: 29th January 2022
Semi-Final 4: 5th February 2022
Second Chance Round: 12th February 2022
Grand Final: 19th February
Stig Karlsen who is project manager of MGP expressed his excitement:
”A party where viewers are presented with new Norwegian quality music in different genres. In addition, it will be possible to be the audience in the hall again. I look forward to feeling the electricity that arises between teams, artists, and the audience”.
How’s the format will work ?:
- National selection will include 4 semi-finals, “second chance” and a grand final.
- A total of 21 songs will be included in the line-up.
- 4 artists will compete in each of the 4 semi-finals. NRK has granted a “free-path” to 5 other artists.
- There will be no more duels in the semi-final.
- 12 artists that wouldn’t win their semi-finals will have the chance to get a wildcard for a “second chance.”
- Therefore, 10 artists will compete in the grand final: 4 semi-final winners, 5 automatic-qualifiers and 1 will-card
TIX won Melodi Grand Prix 2021 and represented Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song ”Fallen Angel”.