Who gets the honorable mission of representing Norway in the world’s largest music show in front of 200 million people? We will find out next year, but NRK are wasting no time: Submissions for Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 are now open.
Norway will once again choose its Eurovision Song Contest 2023 participant through the successful national final Melodi Grand Prix. NRK, the national broadcaster of Norway, has started accepting submissions from artists wishing to compete in the Melodi Grand Prix 2023. From now on until September 18th 2022 at 23:59 CET, artists can submit their songs to NRK.
The rules of Melodi Grand Prix 2023
NRK have also published a set of rules for next year’s MGP. It is encouraged that submitted entries have at least one Norwegian songwriter, as MGP wants to prioritize and promote Norwegian music. Each producer / songwriter can submit a maximum of three songs. Anyone can sign up for songs, but artists must be at least 16 years old to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen has said:
The invitation is open to anyone who writes songs. This is a unique chance to try and grab a place in the world’s biggest music competition. 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 bubblegum pop, and everything in between.Stig Karlsen
MGP format remains
As always, the song’s length must not be over three minutes long and cannot be released commercially before September 1st. These are general Eurovision rules.
The Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will follow a similar format to previous years. The competition will consist of several semifinals and a final. All results to be judged only by public vote. The exact details of the MGP 2023 format will be announced later. The application form for interested artists and songwriters that wish to submit an entry to NRK for MGP 2023 can be found right here on this link.
Subwoolfer represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with “Give That wolf a Banana” and finished in 10th place in the final with a total of 182 points.
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