Welcome to our first country-specific #AtoZ series. During the National Final season, we will look at a different country alphabetically each week. This week, we are looking at Norway and today we are looking at F-I…
“Fairytale” is the most recent winning Norwegian entry – from back in 2009. Alexander Rybak took victory in both the Semi Final (201 points) and the Grand Final (387 points) – a record points tally until 2016, when Jamala took victory for Ukraine with 534 points.
Guri Schanke was the first Norwegian act not to qualify for the Grand Final since the introduction of the Semi Final format back in 2004. In 2007, Guri represented Norway with her entry “Ven a bailar conmigo” – finishing in just 18th place and 48 points.
Haldor Lægreid is one of a record eleven acts that have finished last for Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2001, Haldor performed “On My Own” in Copenhagen, achieving a total of 3 points.
Intet er nytt under solen
“Intet er nytt under solen” was the first Norwegian entry to achieve a top three finish – back in 1966, when the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Luxembourg City. Åse Kleveland achieved a third place and 15 points.
We will be back tomorrow with our #AtoZ of Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest, with letters J, K, L and M.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland