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 S-V…
Swahili is the fourth language used in Norwegian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest. Swahili appeared when Stella Mwangi participated in Dusseldorf, 2011, with “Haba Haba”. Stella didn’t progress from the Semi Final, finishing in 17th place and a total of 30 points.
Tooji followed Stella Mwangi a year later, with his song “Stay”. While Tooji managed to make the Grand Final in Baku, he is also one of the few Norwegian acts to finish last, with a total 7 points. In the Semi Final, Tooji achieved 10th place and 45 points.
Ulrikke was due to perform “Attention” at the cancelled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Ulrikke was one of the automatic Finalists of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 and avoided competing in the Semi Finals.
Merethe Trøan represented Norway in 1992, when the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Malmo. Merethe represented the Norwegians with “Visjoner” – placing in 18th, with just 23 points.
We will be back tomorrow with our #AtoZ of Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest, with letters W, X, Y and Z.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland