Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad

Semi-final 2 of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2023 is just a few hours away. We’ll be treated to performances by another seven acts, all hoping to claim one of three qualifier spots to the grand final.

After all seven songs were released at the start of the week, we asked y’all to vote for the acts you wanted to qualify.

We received 2,103 valid votes. And now we can give you the results…

Elsie Bay a favourite in Melodi Grand Prix 2023 semi-final 2

Scooping up a third of the vote is Elsie Bay with her ballad “Love You in a Dream”. She secured 33.67% of all those cast, which is 708 votes specifically.

Having made the top four at MGP 2022, she’s back for another attempt and this time aiming to go all the way. Based on these results, she hasn’t lost her fans from last year and is still a favourite amongst the acts of 2023 as well.

Finishing in second place is JONE. His entry “Ekko Inni Meg” (“Echo Inside Me”), with featured vocals from Silke, has become an instant hit with fans thanks to its catchy blend of techno beats and Norwegian lyrics. JONE was awarded with 489 votes — that’s 23.25% of the total.

If the results were up to y’all, the final qualifier spot would go to ELLA A. She’s bringing a booty-hypnotic sprinkling of Brazilian influences to keep our focus right on her, specifically on her “Waist”. In the poll, ELLA picked up 389 votes (18.50%).

Full results: Who should qualify from semi-final 2 of Melodi Grand Prix 2023?

  1. Elsie Bay – “Love You in a Dream” – 33.67%, 708 votes
  2. JONE – “Ekko Inni Meg” – 23.25%, 489 votes
  3. ELLA A – “Waist” – 18.50%, 389 votes
  4. Sandra Lyng – “Drøm d bort” – 13.03%, 274 votes
  5. Swing’it – “Prohibition” – 5.33%, 112 votes
  6. Alejandro Fuentes – “Fuego” – 3.28%, 69 votes
  7. Bjørn Olav Edvardsen – “Turn Off My Heart” – 2.95%, 62 votes

Total votes: 2,103

Do you agree with the results? Is Elsie Bay your top pick to qualify from semi-final 2 of Melodi Grand Prix 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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AllThingsNordic.eu
9 days ago

By the way, I cannot see the hype with Elsie Bay. Ok her song is quality but very dramatic, repetitive (kind of), can’t see how I can like her song this year.

AllThingsNordic.eu
9 days ago

The Norwegian audience delivers. They always choose the best of each heat. Well done, Norge! I liked JONE and Swing it! I actually believe that the jazz act might go very high and might even do well in the actual ESC.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago

Waist. I don’t like this song. Like SloMo, the men backing dancers have trousers on, but the women not. Also, the word “huntress” should not exist anymore. You’re a hunter.

Escfan
9 days ago

Juding from the comments I have seen in the last number of days, Sandra is certainly in with a chance of qualification. I want Elsie to qualify which I think can happen so then its up to Jone or Ella to take the last spot and I think Jone might do it.

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
9 days ago

Great choices for the top-3
Ella is one of my overall faves and I’m worried she might lose the spot to Sandra or someone else idk
Would love to see her qualify (not at the expense of Elsie and Jone tho)

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 days ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if the top three in this poll are the top three qualifiers.

Thanos
Thanos
9 days ago

I think Elsie is a sure qualifier but the other 2 spots are still up for grabs. I will be happy if Elsie and Sandra qualify as they are my favourite songs from this heat.

Kosey
Kosey
9 days ago

I am super excited for this Saturday-final. Very best wishes to Jone and Ella, they should have loads of confidence to go out there and smash it because they have excellent songs.

Elsie has proved that she is an excellent performer and has a good song, so I see her getting through quite easily. Sandra also has a very nice song which could be very powerful live.

The other songs haven’t connected with me as much but there is always chance to sparkle and surprise on the live stage so best of luck to everyone!

Hector
Hector
9 days ago

It will all come down to the staging, but I will say Sandra’s entry has been growing on me the most

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
10 days ago

I like Jone the best. Greetings from Serbia

Alex
Alex
10 days ago

I imagine Ella is going to miss out on a Finals Spot with Sandra’s song taking it instead, but otherwise in full agreement with Elsie and JONE in finals.

gyrgh
gyrgh
10 days ago
Reply to  Alex

although i really respect sandra since i discovered the very deep and serious meaning behind her song, in this semi im team ella all the way and im worried this scenario will happen
heres how i picture it:
she brings a hula hoop? she qualifies
she doesn’t? she doesn’t

Andy
Andy
10 days ago

This sounds great , i can see her in the last four. I’d be overjoyed if she won.

gyrgh
gyrgh
10 days ago
Reply to  Andy

there is no last four this year but i get ur point

Andy
Andy
10 days ago
Reply to  gyrgh

Oh i didn’t know that. But the Gold Duel (Final 2 and the last voting) still exists , right ?

Hector
Hector
9 days ago
Reply to  Andy

No, the 3 most voted will go through

WERGELAND
WERGELAND
10 days ago

Ok song (not disputing that) … and yet … Yawn!!! … the Eurovision-Billie-Ellish-trend is getting repetetive and somewhat tedious … Let’s “Swing’It” tonight, Norway-MGP!

Jofty
Jofty
9 days ago
Reply to  WERGELAND

Yes, we are all growing up and getting older now

Zanoni
Zanoni
9 days ago
Reply to  WERGELAND

Elsie as Billie? I don’t see it, unless we’re applying that comparison to every young woman with the slightest arty/Gothic streak now.

Escfan
9 days ago
Reply to  WERGELAND

So a singer who sings a dark ballad and doesn’t belt it is now automatically considered Billie Ellish?

Quite ridiculous,imo. Btw I do like Swing it’s song but I hate the continuous negativity surrounding ballads, sounds childish to me.

gyrgh
gyrgh
10 days ago

i predict these to be the exact results

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 days ago

I didn’t listen to her song before, I listened to it now. I’m amazed. Norway has a really strong selection and it will be a nightmare when it will come to choose THE song for Liverpool.