Norway: NRK Opens Submission Window for “Melodi Grand Prix 2023”

Norway has confirmed its participation at Eurovision 2023.
The Norwegian broadcaster NRK has just opened the submission window for potential entries to be performed in “Melodi Grand Prix 2023“.

(“Melodi Grand Prix 2022” hosts: Kåre Magnus Bergh,Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva)

Norway has used the traditional music festival – “Melodi Grand Prix” as Eurovision national selection almost every year (except of 1997).
It is most likely that the format will be similar to the one since 2020. This means that we will have multiple shows and the contest will include semi-finals and final.

Last year, the organizers has raised the question: whether jury should be part of the voting as well?
In 2022, it was finally decided that the public will be the only one to determine the winner.
However, final decision for “Melodi Grand Prix 2023” has to be made.

In addition, NRK has published the full regulation for the contest:

  1. The lead singer of each submitted entry must be at least 16 years old on the 1st of April 2023.
  2. “Melodi Grand Prix 2023” wants to prioritize and promote Norwegian music. Therefore, at least one of the songwriters must be Norwegian.
  3. The maximal song duration will be 3 minutes.
  4. Each producer / songwriter can submit up to 3 different songs.
  5. The submission window will close on 18th of September 2022, at midnight.

Stig Karlsen, the head of Norwegian delegation for Eurovision reacted:

We are open to all kinds of music within a broad understanding of the pop genre. It can be anything from sophisticated beautiful pop songs, to bone-hard rock, pink chewing gum pop, and everything in between

The official dates of “Melodi Grand Prix 2023” haven’t revealed yet.
However, follow the last years, we can guess it will take place between January and February 2023.

Subwoolfer represented Norway at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Give That Wolf a Banana” and ended in the 10th place in the final:

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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