PREVIEW: Melodi Grand Prix 2022, Norway Eurovision selection show starring Subwoolfer, Anna-Lisa Kumoji & Christian Ingebrigtsen

By Aline Mahrud

WHEN/WHERE?: Saturday 19 February 2022, H3 Arena, Fornebu

HOW DO I WATCH?: NRK

Last year’s Melodi Grand Prix was very much a 2-horse race between TIX and KEIINO but 2022’s line-up is much more open with any number of possible winners.

  • Read on for reasons including who our favourite is and why we don’t want Subwoolfer to win
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PREDICTIONS: Melodi Grand Prix finalen starring KEiiNO, Raylee & TIX

WHEN?: Saturday 20 February 2021

WHERE?: H3 Arena, Fornebu, Oslo

HOW TO WATCH?: NRK link

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen may be the average Eurovision fan’s favourite national pre-selection show but the quality on display in Norway’s 2021 Melodi Grand Prix means it is fast following in the must-see footsteps of its rival.

* Read on for reasons including who we think will win and how each song would do at Eurovision

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SONG OF THE WEEK: Hero by Raylee (week beginning 6/2/21)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: now

Sweden may have beaten Norway at the last Eurovision – John Lundvik 5th to KEiiNO’s 6th in 2019 – but the quality of Norwegian’s selection show Melodi Grand Prix means it’s hot on the heels of greatest show on earth Melodifestivalen.

  • Read on for reasons including how Raylee has stiff competition on her hands in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix in 2021

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for February 2021 starring Lucy Spraggan

  1. Lucy Spraggan releases new album

Spraggan won our gig of the year monsta in 2020 and we said then: ‘Her warmth and empathy really shine bright in the guitar-based, folk-influenced material that she writes and performs.’ Her 6th album Choices is released 26/2/21 and includes Sober, a song of the month for us in November. Tickets were on sale for an April tour which has now been cancelled because of Covid-19 but you can watch that gig of the year. Details

  • Read on for reasons including the return of KEiiNO, Melodifestivalen 2021 and Deutschland ’89

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