We’re halfway through the heats of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 and one week closer to deciding Norway’s act for Eurovision 2022.
On Saturday 29 January, four acts — Mari Bølla, Oda Gondrosen, Sturla and Vilde — will compete in semi-final three of Melodi Grand Prix for a spot in the grand final this February. Fan favourites Subwoolfer will also appear in exhibition as pre-qualified finalists.
Ahead of the show this weekend, we want to hear from you. Which act should win a spot in the final? Vote in our poll now!
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Melodi Grand Prix 2022: Semi-final three songs
Mari Bølla – “Your Loss”
The youngest Norwegian Idol winner in history (15 at the time of her victory), Mari Bølla makes her MGP debut at 17 years old. The Oslo-based songstress is delivering pop-punk power with “Your Loss”, a nod to self-love and knowing your own worth. Will you be voting for Mari Bølla?
Oda Gondrosen – “Hammer of Thor”
Oda Gondrosen, 25, is bringing Norse mythology to the MGP stage with “Hammer of Thor”. In 2020, she finished as second alternate on Idol — behind eventual winner and fellow MGP semi-finalist Mari Bølla — and launched herself into stardom. Will she steal the thunder in semi-final three?
Sturla – “Skår i hjerte”
Orkdal-based Sturla Fagerli Larsen, 27, is ready to take to the MGP stage with the self-penned track “Skår i hjerte”. A smelter by day, Sturla burst onto the music scene in 2020 when his song “Kanskje Du Van Vaer Mitt Paradis” made it onto the A-list at NRK P1 and received nationwide airplay. Now, he’s bidding for the big leagues at Eurovision. Does Sturla get your vote?
Vilde – “Titans”
Singer-songwriter Vilde Johannessen has a rich musical history. After graduating with a music degree from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, she moved to Oslo to pursue a music career and later landed gigs warming up for Matoma, Röyksopp and Julie Bergan. Now, the Tjøme-born artist is vying for the MGP crown with “Titans”. Will she stand amongst them?
Poll: Who should win semi-final three of Melodi Grand Prix 2022?
You can vote for as many songs as you like, but choose carefully — you can only vote once.
This poll will close ahead of MGP semi-final three on Saturday 29 January, with results published before the show.
Who did you vote for? Which act deserves a spot in the Melodi Grand Prix 2022 grand final? Let us know in the comments down below.
I am enjoying 3 of these entries and the other one is not irritating or anything so this one should be a good show. I think it’s wide open as to who goes to the final.
I hope Mari Bølla gets it. If not her, then Oda Gondrosen. I feel like those two are several steps ahead of Sturle and Vilde.
For me it’s either Vilde or Oda. With Vilde, it’s clear that her song was inspired from “Attack on Titan” and she fantasizes herself as Mikasa Ackerman in the anime, living with the titans. With Oda, we definitely need more Norse-inspired entries in Eurovision.
I’m here for Vilde.
i have heard 2 good songs this year from norway – fly in the lovely stunning acustic version (check youtube for it) and hammer of thor – both songs have this nordic charme.
so team hammer of thor is here!
Top 20: All the good songs
Last place: Subwoofer 🙂
Even though few probably agree, Oda Gondrosen with Hammer of Thor is my personal favourite of the songs in MGP this year. I’m really hoping she has an epic staging, I feel like it could really make the song legendary.
3. Mari Bølla
4. Oda Gondrosen
I’m not into Hammer of Thor at all. It seems like the focus were on staging while writing it. You can’t rely on staging alone, the song also needs to be able to stand on its own, and I think this song is kind of empty because it’s very repetitive and there’s too much “shouting” going on.
Honestly, I am not crazy about any of these songs. I like Vilde and Oda the most – Vilde for the uplifting message (but I don’t like the song that much anyway) and Oda for the ethnic vibes (though I feel that something is missing here and I was waiting for the song to get more interesting at some point). But I’m very excited about Subwoolfer! I hope they are good live and I think they would be a perfect choice for Norway.
It’s definetly Oda in my opinion. This could be amazing at Eurovision, this song is so ethnic and mythological ! For me she’s clearly thé best in this semi final !
Croatia had a draw for their finals! I love how it was all 100% based on the draw.
Honestly this is the only heat where I don’t like any of the songs (at least the studio versions). Waiting for the live performances so as to decide who is my favourite and to see if anyone will surprise me! And I am certainly looking forward to Subwoolfer’s performance to see if they will continue being in my personal top 3!
Now we’re into the better SFs.
This one is close for me between Vilde and Oda. Both songs are good without being great.