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 it’s the turn of the Even Norwegian entries, contest songs entered in years ending in 2,4,6,8 or 0 – including their 2020 entry Attention by Ulrikke!
Our poll for Odd Years yielded this Top 10 last week:
- Spirit In The Sky (2019) – 229 points
- La Det Swinge (1985) – 207 points
- A Monster Like Me (2015) – 185 points
- Nocturne (1995) – 158 points
- In My Dreams (2005) – 144 points
- I Feed You My Love (2013) – 131 points
- Fairytale (2009) – 120 points
- Fallen Angel (2021) – 116 points
- Mitt Liv (1987) – 113 points
- I’m Not Afraid To Move On (2003) – 102 points
Your favourite not here? Take a look HERE to see where the other songs finished. Now it’s time to see who joins this Top 10 for Norway’s final next week!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland