Norway are now in full swing with their national selection for Eurovision 2023. Semi-final 3 of Melodi Grand Prix is right around the corner and all the competing songs have been released.

Seven acts will sing on Saturday, but only three will advance to the grand final in Trondheim.

Who should those three acts be? We want to hear from you and find out who your favourites are based on the studio cuts.

Scroll down to vote in our poll

Participants of Melodi Grand Prix 2023 semi-final 3

AKUVI – “Triumph”

Atle Pettersen – “Masterpiece”

Eline Thorp – “Not Meant to Be”

Maria Celin – “Freya”

Skrellex – “Love Again”

Stig van Eijk – “Someday”

Tiril Beisland – “Break It”

Poll: Who should qualify from semi-final 3 of MGP 2023?

Since only three acts will be able to qualify, we’ve limited the number of votes you can make to the same amount. And as always, you can only vote once!

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Semi-final 3 of MGP 2023 takes place on 28 January, starting at 19:50 CET.

Following a shake-up of the national selection, we no longer have duels or automatic qualifiers. Instead, each semi-final is a free-for-all battle between seven competing acts.

For the semi-finals of Melodi Grand Prix 2023, the outcome will just be down to the public. Viewers can choose three acts to qualify for the grand final on 4 February.

Who did you vote for? Which act are you most excited to see perform live on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below.

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Film4o
Film4o
5 days ago

Tiril Beisland – “Break It” its such a delicate slow burn building song. For some reason i cant stop listen to it. I just want more of it. Its my winner from this heat. Eline, Atle are good too. Maria is my 4th, but im curious to see all performances live with stagings. I hope they all deliver.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
5 days ago

Maria Celin to Liverpool please !

aevgav
aevgav
5 days ago

if tiril has a hundred fans, im one of them
if tiril has ten fans, i’m one of them
if tiril has one fan, thats me
if tiril has zero fans then im dead

aevgav
aevgav
5 days ago

if tiril doesnt qualify im gonna turn emo

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
6 days ago

Are the four horsemen of the apocalypse only part of the Greek mythology? If yes, then that means the lyrics of Freya are inaccurate.

Mil
Mil
6 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

I think the 4 horsemen are part of Christian religion. There is no such reference in Greek mythology.

Kosey
Kosey
6 days ago

I’m pleased to hear that Maria has a dirty bass-line going on in the verses that I didn’t really notice in the snippet, and this gives it an edge that I really like. I can see this one winning this heat.

Jake
Jake
6 days ago

The head of delegation said that there were 4 songs competing this year that could win Eurovision. I wonder which 4 they meant. I really have no sense if it’s just Ulrikke’s to lose and we are just pretending there’s a real competition happening. But it seems like the Ulrikke buzz has faded some.

WERGELAND
WERGELAND
6 days ago
Reply to  Jake

I think Ulrikke is overkilling it in trying to promote her song (which explains why she is fading added to which that her song isn’t a standout compared to some of the other entries ). There are just too many tears, too many gushy hugs and jumping up and down telling everyone she has unfinished business to do! Sorry about being so cynical!

aevgav
aevgav
6 days ago

i reallly really like eline but i like my top 3 better
well maria has already won esc
akuvi is most probably qualifying
so fro the third q… PLEASE PLS PLS PLS BE TIRIL OMG PLS

brunowskii
brunowskii
6 days ago

What a pity Ella wasnt allocated in this semifinal

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
6 days ago
Reply to  brunowskii

As much as I love Waist, I don’t think this semifinal would’ve benefited her at all
I think it’s the strongest out of the three, too many heavy-hitters

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 days ago

Eline, Maria and Tiril would be my picks.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 days ago

Eline has the song I think is clearly the best so am going to try and manifest a surprise qualification for her.

Maria, Atle and Tiril all have songs that are definitely worthy of the final so that makes it so something very deserving will miss out.

brunowskii
brunowskii
6 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I see no winner in this semifinal

Jack
Jack
6 days ago

the majority of the fans of the site are sleeping on Break it cause its not a yas slay queen bop but a freaking masterpiece.

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
6 days ago
Reply to  Jack

She’s actually third in the poll at the moment
If the poll meant anything for the actual contest then she’d qualify for the grand final
But I do agree, the full song is just extremely beautiful, my 2nd favorite of the semi
I really want her to qualify, I do
I just think Atle and Eline could give her some strong competition

Jack
Jack
6 days ago
Reply to  Nikita Zhukov

Its beyond beautiful. If Ulrikke performed this they would all go into a meltdown here. If the audience wants to send the best song, this is their choice.

Jonas
Jonas
6 days ago
Reply to  Jack

It’s good, but I’m burnt out on broken heart songs. I’ve heard all this a thousand times before.

aevgav
aevgav
6 days ago
Reply to  Jack

this
PLS LET HER Q

shwh
shwh
5 days ago
Reply to  Jack

I wrote some positive stuff abt tiril and i got downvited so il have to agree

Jack
Jack
5 days ago
Reply to  shwh

gurl they are delusional Tiril is winning this

aevgav
aevgav
5 days ago
Reply to  Jack

GURL YES FREAK THESE DELULUS SLAYY

Zach
Zach
6 days ago

mgp is so strong this year it’s crazy

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
6 days ago

I was supposed to listen to the songs yesterday, but I got caught up with the controversy of Aiden’s disqualification from Malta’s national final. I’ll listen to them today and give you my opinion on which three should qualify later.

Jonas
Jonas
6 days ago

I like Freya, I do, but the Norse Goddess thing is kinda overplayed by now.

Stian F
Stian F
6 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Overplayed?!? Why are some genres overplayed after 3-4 songs? But generic pop songs and ballads never are? Seriously MGP have room for at least one Norse tribal song and one joik song every year… It will never be overplayed! Yes to diversity in genres!

Jonas
Jonas
6 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

It’s not a genre, it’s imagery. The heavily shouldered warrier look, with no leg armor. Of course I have no problem with traditional indigenous music, which to me is a different thing completely to innacurate mythic comic book Americanisms.

Thanos
Thanos
6 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree. I am all for folk, indigenous music but I can’t really stand it anymore when a commercialized version of it shows up on ESC. I like it either pure or merged with alternative elements and experimentation. One of the reasons Queen of the Kings is not among my favourites either.

Nicomro
Nicomro
6 days ago

What a strong SF !! Wow
I have 5 qualifiers…
Skrillex ans Akuvi are out for me.
I love “not meant to be” it’s m’y MGP winner before the live (Elsie is second and i was a bit underwhelmed by the stage and live).
I Guess Maria is going through but I am not amazed as many of you here ^^ the chorus is not that stellar.. but it’s defenitly a good song though !
I really like masterpiece, someday and break it. Lots of suspens (:

shwh
shwh
6 days ago

Well
maria is aleeady at esc and akuvi is most prob qualifying
soo
PLEASE BE TIRI PLEASE BE TIRIL BLPLEASE BE TIRIL PLEASE BE TIRIL OH MY GOOD

Colin
Colin
6 days ago

For me, the qualifiers are Freya and Not Meant to Be, with the third spot being between Triumph, Masterpiece, and Break It. Whoever among these three has the best performance.

Milan
Milan
6 days ago

Quite a strong SF. I think Norway has the best chance with Freya (overall), but as to me, I wouldn’t mind Stig van Eijk either, sounds quite nice without being overly complicated.

Karl
Karl
6 days ago

They’re all in English! Eww!!

shwh
shwh
6 days ago
Reply to  Karl

frwya has some english lyrics

aevgav
aevgav
6 days ago
Reply to  shwh

norwegian*

Voix
Voix
6 days ago

This has to be one of the best semi finals ever. Break it is amazing, Masterpiece has so beautiful lyrics and production, freya and love again are also nice. I don’t like the approach of the broadcaster and the use of autotune but I can’t deny that these songs are amazing.

Jonas
Jonas
6 days ago

The “bum bum bada bum, ba da bam bam bam” is not as good as the “dam dam dapa dam, dapa dapa dam” of Cyprus 1997.

Whisker
Whisker
6 days ago

The best auto-tuner should qualify!

Escfan
6 days ago

Funnily enough, snippets I was quite impressed by have been slightly underwhelming with the full song releases and Ive felt the opposite with snippets I was somewhat underwhelmed by (maybe thats to be expected). In relation to this semi, here are my thoughts: Akuvi: This was one of the snippets that stood out to me in the reveal. The chorus is really impactful, as much as I liked her 2020 mgp entry, I think I might prefer triumph. The verses aren’t as strong as I’d like them to be but I have big expectations for its presentation and think it… Read more »

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
6 days ago

Maria is my personal favorite this year so I definitely want her in the final
I think Akuvi will also qualify, and the third spot is between Atle, Tiril and Eline
Good luck to all contestants

Joe
Joe
6 days ago

I find this semi so hard to predict. I would love to see Akuvi make it through, but ngl this sound doesnt do that well in the Norwegian selections. Akuvi has also tried before and havent really got too much love from the crowd, sadly. Personally I think Tiril with Break It is a great track and I would love to see it through. If she has a good show I definitly think this could do really well both in MGP and Eurovison. Her songwriters Emma Steinbakken and Emelie Hollow is two of the most succesfull Women in music right… Read more »

shwh
shwh
6 days ago
Reply to  Joe

zamn finally someone who loves tiril

Lolek
Lolek
6 days ago

This is a tough one. Freya is a definite yes, and I also voted for Akuvi and Tiril who have amazing songs. However, I quite enjoyed the other songs as well.

shwh
shwh
6 days ago
Reply to  Lolek

exact same for me

Thanos
Thanos
6 days ago

I think that once again this semi is hard to predict. Freya is the only sure qualifier here and imo Break it, Masterpiece and Not Meant to Be will battle for the remaining two qualifying spots.
As of now I prefer the three ballads to Freya but I’ll wait for the live performances to fully judge these songs.

Thanos
Thanos
6 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Oh and Triumph will also fight for one of the qualifying spots (even if it’s not my cup of tea at all).

Jghtl
6 days ago

Freya has it all

WERGELAND
WERGELAND
6 days ago

Reggae is not my kind of music at all – heard Stig van Eijk’s Someday yesterday though – I actually like it! Freya’s song is really clever – so much more interesting than the Ulrikke and the Bay-girl song that are so hyped up by NRK. In fact I think Freya has Top 10 potential in Liverpool!

shwh
shwh
5 days ago
Reply to  WERGELAND

please she has already wom esc