We’re back! Building on the success of our Best of the Big 5 series, Eurovision Ireland is now broadening its search for your favourite entries from countries across the continent, spanning the contest’s entire back catalogue – that’s well over 1500 songs!
We asked you which group of countries you wanted us to look at next and thousands of you voted. You wanted us to head around Scandinavia in search of your favourites and our Nordic tour has already taken us through Iceland, Finland and Denmark – next up it’s the turn of the second largest Scandinavian country, Norway!
When it comes to our beloved contest, Norway has a rather unusual history. Since first taking to the stage in London in 1960, Norway has placed in the Top 5 an amazing 11 times and has also lifted the Eurovision trophy 3 times – including a winner that reigned as the highest scoring song in contest history for 7 years! Yet at the same time, Norway has placed last more than any other country at Eurovision, finding themselves at the very bottom of the scoreboard on 11 occasions, including 4 times without a single point at all! Proof that Norway know how to get it very wrong – and very right! – at the Eurovision Song Contest!
Norway have entered the Eurovision Song Contest a staggering 59 times so as always, we’ve still split the songs between Odd and Even Years. This week you’ll get to vote for your favourite Norwegian entries from their Odd Year Entries – songs that entered in years ending in 1,3,5,7 or 9.
Don’t spot your favourite below? Don’t fret! Even Year Entries are coming next week! As always, the Top 10 entries from both semi finals will then go on to the grand final, where you will vote for your overall winner. Don’t forget, your winner will be entered in the Eurovision Ireland Hall of Fame, so what are you waiting for? Get voting!
REMEMBER! AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland