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  • Writer's pictureEmma Garrie

Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2023 semi-final 3 results

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This morning saw semi-final 3 of Norway’s Eurovision national selection show ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ (MGP) take place in Oslo.

Eline Thorp, Atle Pettersen and Skrellex were the three acts that received the highest number of public votes and will move through to the Grand Final on 4 February.

Akuvi, Tiril, Maria Celin and Stig van Eijk were eliminated from the competition after finishing in the bottom four.

The last of the three semi-finals featured seven acts fighting for a spot in the MGP Grand Final.

Performing this evening were:

  • Akuvi - 'Triumph'

  • Tiril - 'Break It'

  • Skrellex - 'Love Again'

  • Eline Thorp - 'Not Meant to Be'

  • Stig van Eijk - 'Someday'

  • Maria Celin - 'Freya'

  • Atle Pettersen - 'Masterpiece'

Stig van Eijk represented Norway at Eurovision in 1999 with 'Living My Life Without You' finishing in 14th place. Atle Pettersen is lead singer of the band The Scheen and previously competed at MGP in 2021, also taking part in the Norwegian version of X Factor in 2010. Eline Thorp is a singer songwriter with one album and three single releases to her name.

A total of 21 entries have competed in this year's Melodi Grand Prix, with seven songs in each semi-final. The three performers who obtained the most public votes in each have qualified for next week's Grand Final.

The 9 songs competing in the Grand Final of MGP are -

  • Alessandra Mele - 'Queen of Kings'

  • Atle Pettersen - 'Masterpiece'

  • Eline Thorp - 'Not Meant to Be'

  • Elsie Bay - 'Love You in a Dream'

  • Jone - 'Ekko inni meg'

  • Skrellex - 'Love Again'

  • Swing'it - 'Prohibition'

  • Ulrikke Brandstorp - 'Honestly'

  • Umami Tsunami - Geronimo'

In addition, the international jury has been re-introduced for the final, consisting of industry professionals from multiple countries. The jury and the public will each contribute 50% to the final result.

The Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix takes place next Saturday 4th February (Sunday 5 February at 5.50 a.m. AEDST)

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