Tonight Norway kicks off its Eurovision 2022 selection while Lithuania continues with heat two of Pabandom iš naujo!
19:50 CET – Norway – Melodi Grand Prix – Semi-Final One
Melodi Grand Prix commences this evening as Norway starts its search for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
This evening will see four participants compete for a place in the Grand Final, while one pre-qualified artist will perform their entry. The duels for semi-final 1 of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 are 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. Voting will take place via the NRK website, with voters able to vote up to three teams in each voting round.
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”.
Kåre Magnus Bergh will return to host the 2022 Melodi Grand Prix alongside Annika Momrak and Mikkel Niva. Kåre Magnus Bergh has hosted the competition seven times before. Annika is best known for her videos on NRK 4ETG on YouTube and winning MGPjr in 2013 as part of the group Unik 4. At 22 years old, Annika is the youngest host in Melodi Grand Prix’s 62-year history. Mikkel is no stranger to the TV industry, having worked on MGPjr and Kvelden før kvelden.
You can watch the show live on the NRK website here.
20:00 CET – Lithuania – Pabandom is naujo! 2022 – Heat Two
Lithuania’s search for their Eurovision 2022 representative continues this evening with the second of six weeks of shows. Eleven acts will be competing in the second heat of Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 for a place in the semi-finals.
The running order is as follows:
- Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe”
- Gabrea – “Make it Real”
- Clockwork Creep – “Grow”
- Emilija Katauskaitė – “Illuminate”
- Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back”
- Titas ir Benas – “Getting Through This”
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll be There”
- Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”
- Cosmic Bride – “The Devil Lives in Spain”
- Justin 3 feat. nanaart – “Something that is Natural”
- Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”
A total of six acts will qualify from this evening’s show for the next round. The qualifiers will be determined by 50% televoting and 50% jury voting. For the first time, the jurors will not be revealed, with the results being announced at the end of the show to ensure it doesn’t influence the public vote.
Giedrius Masalskis, Ieva Stasiulevičiūtė, and Richardas Jonaitis will host this year’s edition of Pabandom Iš Naujo. All three of this year’s hosts have experience working in radio and television. Giedrius hosted the previous Lithuanian selection Eurovizijos Atranka, while Ieva returns to host Pabandom iš Naujo for the second year in a row.
You can watch the show live on the LRT website here from 20:00 CET.
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