The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK is once again hosting Melodi Grand Prix in order to find their entry for Eurovision 2022. Apart from various changes in the format of MGP in 2022, the broadcaster has now confirmed the hosting trio of next year’s edition of the Contest. Kåre Magnus Bergh is returning as the host of Melodi Grand Prix for the eighth time, and this time he will be joined by two newcomers – Annika Momrak and Mikkel Niva.
Two TV hosts Kåre Magnus Bergh and Mikkel Niva are going to be joined by a singer and Youtuber Annika Momrak, who won Melodi Grand Prix Jr. back in 2013, together with the band Unik 4. She stated:
I’m totally ecstatic! This will be my debut as a presenter on live TV, and it’s so super cool that I’m allowed to just throw myself into it! Props to NRK for focusing on us young people. Fortunately, I have two of Norway’s most talented presenters by my side, Mikkel and Kåre Magnus. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do this together with two people I look up to!
The three hosts will present all participants of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 in a press conference on the 10th of January, after which all of the participating songs will be released on streaming platforms. There will be five acts that will be pre-qualified for the Grand Final. Their songs will also be released on the 10th of January, and each of them will get a chance to present their songs live during the semi finals.
Same as in last couple of years, the semi final contestants will need to go through two duels in each semi final in order to make their way to the Final. All of the contestants who failed will get a second chance, but in a slightly different format. The 12 contestants who failed to qualify for the Final will face a vote on the 7th of February, in a live televised show but with the recordings from the semi finals. The four most voted songs will then qualify for the “Last Chance” round which will take place on the 12th of February, and the format of the “Last Chance” will be the same two-duels setup as in all semi finals.
TIX won Melodi Grand Prix 2021 with almost 100,000 votes ahead of KEiiNO, and he went on to represent Norway in Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam with the song “Fallen Angel”. He finished in 18th place.
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