NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has revealed the duels for the first semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2022.
The duels for semi-final 1 of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 as follows:
- Mira Craig – “We Still Here” v Eline Noelia – “Ecstasy”
- Frode – “Black Flowers” v TrollfesT – “Dance Like a Pink Flamingo”
The winner of each duel will move on to a final gold duel. The winner of the gold duel will progress to the Grand Final.
During each show leading up to the final, one of the pre-qualified finalists will perform their entry live for the first time. This week, Elsie Bay will perform “Death of Us”.
The schedule for Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is as follows:
- January 15 – Semi-Final One
- January 22 – Semi-Final Two
- January 29 – Semi-Final Three
- February 5 – Semi-Final Four
- February 12 – Second Chance Round
- February 19 – Grand Final
An audience will not be present for the semi-finals or the Second Chance Round due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Image Source: NRK/Julia Marie Naglestad / Source: NRK
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.