To run alongside our Norwegian polls this month, the Eurovision Ireland team and friends have put together four of their Norwegian favourites. Today is the turn of Lisa-Jayne Lewis.
Spirit in the Sky – Keiino – (2019)
I love them, I love everything about them, from the turbo charged pop, the classic shlager vibe and a healthy dose of Sami Joiking from the legend that is Fred Buljo. If you’ve stuck with them after Eurovision you will have been treated to a bevvy of bangers and a few ballads too, and if you haven’t then get yourself to your nearest streaming service and start dancing, it’s the only right thing to do.
I Feed You My Love – Margaret Berger – (2013)
The original Elsa, Margaret was delivering ice cold pop bangers before a certain Disney princess got a look in! I Feed You My Love is an epic banger, probably slightly ahead of it’s time and in my opinion was the one that should have won in 2013, however that’s how being an ESC fan goes, your favourite very, very rarely wins! This is one I listen to on repeat and very, very, very loud!!
Silent Storm – Carl Espen – (2014)
Norway are in the strange position of being able to do both banger and ballad proud. When they showed up at the 2014 contest with this beautiful, heartfelt, emotional song I was sold from the word go. SuRie has been doing a cover of it in some of her shows and she too delivers it with a style that is unquestionably amazing. I could listen to this again and again and never get bored of it, and it is only a very finely written and crafted ballad that can do that.
Attention – Ulrikke – (2020)
We will never know, will we? Could it, would it, should it? For me this went soaring into my top 3 after MGP in 2020, another gorgeous, melty, powerful ballad from Norway and really Ulrikke is one hell of a vocalist, one of the finest that Eurovision has (not quite) ever had. I’d love to see Ulrikke some back to MGP in a few years time, mainly because I’d love to see her at Eurovision, she is one hell of a talent and the world deserves to get to know her. Was I really only allowed 4, because I can think of at least 10 more Norwegian songs that I simply adore!!
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland