Eurovision 2020

#ESCAPED: How Norway Avoided ‘Nul Points’ In The Grand Final

In this series from Eurovision Ireland, we will be taking a look at the participating countries and their entries that have avoided the dreaded ‘Nul Points’ in the Grand Final – thanks to just one other participating country. Today we look at Norway.

1962

In 1962, Norway was represented by Inga Jacobsen in Luxembourg. “Kom sol, kom regn” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the French Jury awarding Norway 2 points. Norway finished joint 10th out of a field of 16.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1965

In 1965, Norway was represented by Kirsti Sparboe in Naples. “Karusell” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Austrian Jury awarding Norway just 1 point. Norway finished joint 13th out of a field of 16.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

1969

In 1969, Norway was represented by Kirsti Sparboe in Madrid. “Oj, oj, oj, sa glad jeg skal bli” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Swedish Jury awarding Norway just 1 point. Norway finished 16th/last.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

2001

In 2001, Belgium was represented by Haldor Laegreid in Copenhagen. “On My Own” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Portuguese Jury awarding Norway 3 points. Norway finished joint 22nd/last.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

2004

In 2004, Norway was represented by Knut Anders Sorum in Istanbul. “High” would have been awarded the dreaded Nul Points had it not been for the Swedish Jury awarding Norway 3 points. Norway finished 24th/last.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: Eurovision 2020, Norway

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