NORWAY – NRK’s Stig Karlsen and Mattias Carlsson acknowledged to escNorge that adjustments are being planned for Melodi Grand Prix 2022 and 2023, so that performances mirror those witnessed at Eurovision.
For 2022, the number of persons permitted in Melodi Grand Prix performances will be reduced from a maximum of 25 to 6, as in Eurovision.
Furthermore, Mattias Carlsson, who works on the staging of the entries, disclosed that the EBU is now working on implementing standards addressing the visual components shown during Eurovision performances.
On-screen graphics overlaying performances have become more widespread in recent years, and NRK is considering employing this effect for Melodi Grand Prix.
Stig Karlsen, Head of Delegation, was questioned whether a jury will return for Melodi Grand Prix 2022.
Mr. Karlsen declined to comment on the jury’s return and noted that they are working on a variety of models, which may not be available until 2023.
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 will have twenty one-acts competing over six weeks.
Twenty-one songs have been chosen to participate in Melodi Grand Prix 2022. Melodi Grand Prix will consist of six shows: four semi-finals, a second chance round, and the Grand Final.
Overall, the competition will be one show shorter in 2021 than it was in 2021.
As in the previous two years, each semi-final will consist of four songs, with one song from each semi-final qualifying for the Grand Final.
Five songs will be pre-qualified to participate in the Grand Final, and there will also be a second chance round.
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 tickets will go on sale tomorrow, and the specific dates of the events will be disclosed at that time.
On Monday, January 6th, 2022, NRK will disclose the musicians participating in Melodi Grand Prix 2022.
The songs will be disclosed at a later date, although the specific mechanism has not been determined.
- 15.01.2022 – FIRST SEMI-FINAL
- 22.01.2022 – SECOND SEMI-FINAL
- 29.01.2022- THIRD SEMI-FINAL
- 08.02.2022 – FOURTH SEMI-FINAL
- 12.02.2022 – SECOND CHANCE
- 19.02.2022 – MGP FINAL
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