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#AtoZ: Norway In Eurovision – Part 2/6

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

“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.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Guri Schanke

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.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Haldor Lægreid

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.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

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.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

We will be back tomorrow with our #AtoZ of Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest, with letters J, K, L and M.

Let us know what you think about our Norwegian #AtoZ – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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