Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Norway's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Norway
National selection
Selection processMelodi Grand Prix 2022
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
15 January 2022
22 January 2022
29 January 2022
5 February 2022
Last chance:
7 February 2022
12 February 2022
19 February 2022
Selected entrantSubwoolfer
Selected song"Give That Wolf a Banana"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Keith
  • Jim
  • DJ Astronaut
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

Norway will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with "Give That Wolf a Banana" performed by Subwoolfer. The Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2022 in order to select the Norwegian entry for the 2022 contest. 21 entries were selected to compete in the national final, which consists of seven shows: four semi-finals, two Last chance round shows and a final. Ten entries ultimately qualified to compete in the final that took place on 19 February 2022 and the winner was determined over two rounds of voting.


Prior to the 2022 contest, Norway has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixty times since its first entry in 1960.[1] Norway has won the contest on three occasions: in 1985 with the song "La det swinge" performed by Bobbysocks!, in 1995 with the song "Nocturne" performed by Secret Garden and in 2009 with the song "Fairytale" performed by Alexander Rybak. Norway also has the two dubious distinctions of having finished last in the Eurovision final more than any other country and for having the most nul points (zero points) in the contest, the latter being a record the nation shared together with Austria. The country has finished last eleven times and has failed to score a point in four contests. Following the introduction of semi-finals for 2004, Norway has finished in the top ten eight times. In 2021, "Fallen Angel" performed by Tix qualified to the final and placed eighteenth.

The Norwegian national broadcaster, Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK), broadcasts the event within Norway and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. NRK confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on 28 May 2021.[2] The broadcaster has traditionally organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix, which has selected the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in all but one of their participations. Along with their participation confirmation, the broadcaster revealed details regarding their selection procedure and announced the organization of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 in order to select the 2022 Norwegian entry.[2]

Before Eurovision

Melodi Grand Prix 2022

Melodi Grand Prix 2022 was the 60th edition of the Norwegian national final Melodi Grand Prix which selected Norway's entry for the 2022 contest. The competition took place at the H3 Arena in Fornebu and consists of four semi-finals between 15 January and 5 February, two Last chance round shows on 7 and 12 February, and a final on 19 February.[3] The seven shows were hosted by Mikkel Niva [no], Kåre Magnus Bergh [no], and Annika Momrak [no].[4] The national final was televised on NRK1 and NRK TV as well as streamed online at NRK's official website[5]

Semi-finals and Last chance round
  • The first semi-final took place on 15 January 2022. "Black Flowers" performed by Frode Vassel qualified to the final.[6]
  • The second semi-final took place on 22 January 2022. "Dangerous" performed by Farida qualified to the final.[7]
  • The third semi-final took place on 29 January 2022. "Hammer of Thor" performed by Oda Gondrosen qualified to the final.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 5 February 2022. "Made of Glass" performed by Sofie Fjellvang qualified to the final.
  • The Last chance round (Sistesjansen) took place over two shows on 7 and 12 February 2022. "Fly" performed by Maria Mohn qualified to the final.

Ten songs consisting of the four semi-final and Last chance qualifiers alongside five pre-qualified songs competed during the final on 19 February 2022. The winner was selected over two rounds of voting, with the four-way Gold Final being dropped for the first time since 2015.[8]

Final – 19 February 2022[9]
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Oda Gondrosen "Hammer of Thor" Eliminated
2 NorthKid "Someone" Gold Duel
3 Anna-Lisa Kumoji "Queen Bees" Eliminated
4 Farida "Dangerous" Eliminated
5 Sofie Fjellvang "Made of Glass" Top 4
6 Frode Vassel "Black Flowers" Eliminated
7 Christian Ingebrigtsen "Wonder of the World" Eliminated
8 Maria Mohn "Fly" Eliminated
9 Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" Gold Duel
10 Elsie Bay "Death of Us" Top 4
Gold Duel – 19 February 2022[9]
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 NorthKid "Someone" 312,223 2
2 Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" 368,106 1

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Norway has been placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 10 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.[10]

Once all the competing songs for the 2022 contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the shows' producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. Norway was set to perform in position 16, following the entry from Greece and before the entry from Armenia.[11]


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  2. ^ a b Hyttebakk, Jon Marius (28 May 2021). "Meld deg på MGP 2022". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Norway: 'Melodi Grand Prix' acts announced". EBU. 10 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Herbert, Emily (20 December 2021). "Norway: Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva and Kåre Magnus Bergh To Host Melodi Grand Prix 2022". Eurovoix. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Hyttebakk, Jon Marius (10 January 2022). "MGP-artistene for 2022 er her". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Herbert, Emily (15 January 2022). "🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final One Results". Eurovoix. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  7. ^ Aschim, Thorvald (22 January 2022). "Farida til MGP-finalen". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  8. ^ Christou, Costa (25 October 2021). "Format changes being explored for MGP 2022". escXtra. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ a b Meersma, Boris (19 February 2022). "Achievement Unlocked:'WHAT DOES THE WOLF EAT?'–Subwoolfer WIN Norway's MGP!". ESCUnited. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". EBU. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Semi-Final running orders revealed!". EBU. 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.

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