The final of Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Melodi Grand Prix took place last Saturday and Subwoolfer with “Give That Wolf A Banana” have won the show. It has been revealed that the show had lower viewing rates and audience in comparison years before. This years edition of MGP was followed by 737000 viewers which are the lowest viewing rates for the final of Melodi Grand Prix since 2009.
This years edition of MGP was followed by 737000 viewers which has the drop of 373000 viewers in comparison to last years final. As kampanje reports its the lowest number of viewers since 2009 which recorded the highest viewing rates of the final.
- 2009: 1.524.000
- 2010: 1.369.000
- 2011: 1.295.000
- 2012: 1.221.000
- 2013: 975.000
- 2014: 755.000
- 2015: 1.250.000
- 2016: 1.313.000
- 2017: 1.155.000
- 2018: 1.001.000
- 2019: 961.00
- 2020: 950.000
- 2021: 1.110.000
- 2022: 737.000
The viewing rates of other stages of the contest were also lower in comparison to last years.
Our biggest competitor is our own success. We are measured against last year and some very good years for MGP. We can not break records every season. The competition for a reopened nightlife is naturally and pleasingly tough. Maybe the winter holidays have also stolen some viewers. Despite lower ratings, we still experience a great deal of commitment around Norway’s largest music show, and now we are really looking forward to travel with Subwoolfer to Italy in May,
Stig Karlsen, Norwegian Head of Delegation and Project Manager of MGP in an email response to kampanje.com
Total of ten songs were competing for a chance to represent Norway at the contest. Half of them managed to get their way through the semi-final rounds as well as the last chance round while the other half are the acts who were already direct finalists. The final was hosted by the same trio which guided the audience through the previous rounds of the selection: Annika Momrak, Mikkel Niva and Kåre Magnus Bergh.
The running order of the final was as follows
- Oda Gondrosen –“Hammer Of Thor”
- NorthKid – “Someone”
- Anna-Lisa Kumoji – “Queen Bees”
- Farida – “Dangerous”
- Sofie Fjellvang – “Made Of Glass”
- Frode Vassel – “Black Flowers”
- Christian Ingebrigtsen – “Wonder Of The World”
- Maria Mohn – “Fly”
- Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana”
- Elsie Bay – “Death Of Us”
The four finalists were NorthKid, Sofie Fjellvang, Subwoolfer and Elsie Bay. Out of those it has been revealed that NorthKid and Subwoolfer advanced to the gold final and after the results of the exciting voting have been revealed – Subwoolfer won with 368.106 votes while NorthKid had 312.223 votes. You can check our interviews with Oda Gondrosen, NorthKid, Anna-Lisa Kumoji, Farida, Sofie Fjellwang, Frode Vassel, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Maria Mohn, Subwoolfer, Elsie Bay by clicking on the name of the performer.
You can read our interview with Subwoolfer HERE and the performance of “Give That Wolf A Banana” is available below
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