It’s the fourth of the six weeks during which Norway is searching for its 2022 Eurovision song, via Melodi Grand Prix. In last week’s third heat, Oda Gondrosen secured herself a slot in the final with her song ‘Hammer Of Thor‘.
Tonight, four more songs will compete for one further place in that final. Plus, there’ll be a live performance from Subwoolfer, previewing their pre-qualified finalist, the utterly insane but absolutely splendid ‘Give That Wolf A Banana’. You can tune into the show at NRK’s website, wherever you are in the world – with the broadcast commencing at 19.50 CET. You’ll be watching this lot battling it out;
Alexandra Joner: Hasta La Vista
(Henrik Sæter and Jazara Aden Hutton)
She had one of our favourite songs of Melod Grand Prix 2015 with ‘Cinderella’, and so it’s a delight to have her back in the competition again seven years later. She returns with a latin-inspired pop bop, on which no overused cliche is left to rot in peace. Rhyming ‘hasta la vista’ with ‘mamacita’ and then ‘señorita’ shouldn’t sound this enjoyable, but it really does.
Kim Wigaard: La Melodia
(Kim Wigaard Johansen, Marius Hagen, Karianne Sissener Amundsen and Ronny Janssen)
Kim is back for another shot at Melodi Grand Prix, after competing with ‘Fool For Love’ in 2020 with Maria Mohn. Which brings us nicely to our next artist in this line-up… With ‘La Melodia’, Kim delivers a pop-opera epic that doesn’t hold back on the theatrics – and sounds all the better for its ostentatious leanings.
Maria Mohn: Fly
(Maria Mohn and Einar Kristiansen Five)
After ‘Hammer Of Thor’ last week, ‘Fly’ gives Norway its Viking anthem to get behind this week. Maria Mohn’s source of national pride is more on the classical side, and serves up a hefty portion of drama to compete with ‘La Melodia’ in this heat.
Sofie Fjellvang: Made Of Glass
(Sofie Fjellvang and Kjetil Mørland)
Sofie made the final of The Voice Norway just last year – and brings with her to the competition one of MGP’s most beloved names, Kjetil Mørland. Together, they’ve composed an anthemic ballad that’s arguably even better than most of what Norway has sent to Eurovision this century. It’s our firm favourite of this year’s Melodi Grand Prix entries.