Arianrhod Engebø and Stian Thorbjørsen to host Melodi Grand Prix 2023

October 9, 2022

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Arianrhod Engebø and Stian "Staysman" Thorbjørsen have been confirmed as the hosts of Melodi Grand Prix 2023.

Norwegian broadcaster NRK confirmed that Arianrhod and Stian would be the hosts for the upcoming Melodi Grand Prix in 2023, hosting the show for the first time.

Arianrhod Engebø, also known as Arian, is a journalist and radio presenter, being named “young radio profile of the year” in 2019. She has been a permanent fixture at NRK P3 since 2020. Most recently, she was the host of VG-Lista Rådhusplassen in 2022. 

Stian Thorbjørnsen, known by his stage name Staysman, is a singer, songwriter and television presenter. He formed the duo Staysman & Lazz with Lasse Jensen in 2010, and together, they participated in Melodi Grand Prix 2015 with their song “A Well Cooked Pizza”, finishing third. He returned to Melodi Grand Prix in 2021 as part of Landeveins Helter who sang “Alt Det Der”.

Outside of Melodi Grand Prix, Stian has participated in the TV3 series Paradise Hotel in 2012, The Robinson Experience in 2013 and Skal vi danse in 2015, among others.

The 61st edition of Melodi Grand Prix will take place in February 2023. The exact dates and locations for all of the shows has not yet been announced by the broadcaster.

Just one month after Eurovision 2022, NRK opened submissions for next years Melodi Grand Prix, which closed on September 18th. Singers, songwriters and producers age 16 and over were able to submit up to three songs to the broadcaster, with each submission having at least one Norwegian member.

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