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No. of Entries
58/64
Avg. score
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Country
Norway

Norway has taken part in nearly every Eurovision Song Contest since 1960 and holds multiple records, though not all of them are for particularly impressive achievements. For starters, Norway has come last more often than any other country – a whopping eleven times. That’s not all; four out of these eleven times Norway finished with zero points, setting another less-than-impressive record.

However, Norway has won Eurovision three times. First in 1985 with La det swinge (Let It Swing) by Bobbysocks, then in 1995 with Nocturne by Secret Garden. The most recent victory came in 2009, breaking another (this time more positive) record: Alexander Rybak achieved the highest score ever recorded in the history of Eurovision with his song Fairytale. Rybak was awarded 387 points, which included sixteen of the famed maximum ‘twelve point’ scores. Rybak’s score remains the highest-ever score achieved under the voting system that was in place from 1975-2015, which was based on combining scores submitted both via televoting and by each country’s individual judging panel.

Norway chooses their Eurovision representative on their TV show Melodi Grand Prix. Legendary Norwegian singer Jahn Teigen has participated in the show thirteen times, and won three times, each victory earning him a place in the Eurovision Song Contest. He first appeared on Eurovision in 1978 where he earned one of Norway’s infamous zero-point scores. This gained him instant fame, of course, and also inspired the name of the album he released shortly after taking part in the competition, which was entitled This year’s loser.


(T: Matthew Prestage)

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Entries

Edition
Artist – Title
Result – Points

Tel Aviv 2019

KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky
(Tom Hugo/Henrik Tala/Fred Buljo/Rûdiger Schramm/Alexander Olsson/Alexandra Rotan)
#6 331
Lyrics
KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky
(Tom Hugo/Henrik Tala/Fred Buljo/Rûdiger Schramm/Alexander Olsson/Alexandra Rotan)
#6
Result
331
Points

Lisbon 2018

Alexander Rybak – That's how you write a song
(Alexander Rybak)
#15 144
Lyrics
Alexander Rybak – That's how you write a song
(Alexander Rybak)
#15
Result
144
Points

Kyiv 2017

JOWST – Grab the moment
(Joakim With Steen/Jonas McDonnell)
#10 158
Lyrics
JOWST – Grab the moment
(Joakim With Steen/Jonas McDonnell)
#10
Result
158
Points

Stockholm 2016

Agnete – Icebreaker
(Agnete K. Johnsen/Gabriel Alares/Ian Curnow)
#13 63
Lyrics
Agnete – Icebreaker
(Agnete K. Johnsen/Gabriel Alares/Ian Curnow)
#13
Result
63
Points
Andere songs van
Gabriel Alares

Vienna 2015

Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A monster like me
(Kjetil Mørland)
#8 102
Lyrics
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A monster like me
(Kjetil Mørland)
#8
Result
102
Points

Copenhagen 2014

Carl Espen – Silent storm
(Josefin Winther)
#8 88
Lyrics
Carl Espen – Silent storm
(Josefin Winther)
#8
Result
88
Points

Malmö 2013

Margaret Berger – I feed you my love
(Karin Park/Robin Lynch/Niklas Olovson)
#4 191
Lyrics
Margaret Berger – I feed you my love
(Karin Park/Robin Lynch/Niklas Olovson)
#4
Result
191
Points

Baku 2012

Tooji – Stay
(Tooji/Figge Boström/Peter Boström)
#26 7
Lyrics
Tooji – Stay
(Tooji/Figge Boström/Peter Boström)
#26
Result
7
Points
Andere songs van
Peter Boström

Düsseldorf 2011

Stella Mwangi – Haba Haba
(Big City/Beyond51/Stella Mwangi)
#17 30
Lyrics
Stella Mwangi – Haba Haba
(Big City/Beyond51/Stella Mwangi)
#17
Result
30
Points
Andere songs van
Beyond51

Oslo 2010

Didrik Solli-Tangen – My heart is yours
(Hanne Sørvaag/Fredrik Kempe)
#20 35
Lyrics
Didrik Solli-Tangen – My heart is yours
(Hanne Sørvaag/Fredrik Kempe)
#20
Result
35
Points
Andere songs van
Fredrik Kempe

Moscow 2009

Alexander Rybak – Fairytale
(Alexander Rybak)
#1 387
Lyrics
Alexander Rybak – Fairytale
(Alexander Rybak)
#1
Result
387
Points
Andere songs van
Alexander Rybak

Belgrade 2008

Maria – Hold on be strong
(Mira Craig)
#5 182
Lyrics
Maria – Hold on be strong
(Mira Craig)
#5
Result
182
Points

Helsinki 2007

Guri Schanke – Ven a bailar conmigo
(Thomas G:son)
#18 48
Lyrics
Guri Schanke – Ven a bailar conmigo
(Thomas G:son)
#18
Result
48
Points

Athens 2006

Christine Guldbrandsen – Alvedansen
(Kjetil Fluge/Atle Halstensen/Christine Guldbrandsen)
#14 36
Lyrics
Christine Guldbrandsen – Alvedansen
(Kjetil Fluge/Atle Halstensen/Christine Guldbrandsen)
#14
Result
36
Points

Kyiv 2005

Wig Wam – In my dreams
(Trond 'Teeny' Holter)
#9 125
Lyrics
Wig Wam – In my dreams
(Trond 'Teeny' Holter)
#9
Result
125
Points

Istanbul 2004

Knut Anders Sørum – High
(Thomas Thörnholm/Lars Andersson/Dan Attlerud)
#24 3
Lyrics
Knut Anders Sørum – High
(Thomas Thörnholm/Lars Andersson/Dan Attlerud)
#24
Result
3
Points

Riga 2003

Jostein Hasselgård – I'm not afraid to move on
(Arve Furset)
#4 123
Lyrics
Jostein Hasselgård – I'm not afraid to move on
(Arve Furset)
#4
Result
123
Points

Copenhagen 2001

Haldor Lægreid – On my own
(Ole Henrik Antonsen/Tom-Steinar Hanssen/Ole Jørgen Olsen)
#22 3
Lyrics
Haldor Lægreid – On my own
(Ole Henrik Antonsen/Tom-Steinar Hanssen/Ole Jørgen Olsen)
#22
Result
3
Points

Stockholm 2000

Charmed – My heart goes boom
(Tore Madsen/Morten Henriksen)
#11 57
Lyrics
Charmed – My heart goes boom
(Tore Madsen/Morten Henriksen)
#11
Result
57
Points

Jerusalem 1999

Stig Van Eijk – Living my life without you
(Stig Van Eijk/Sem)
#14 35
Lyrics
Stig Van Eijk – Living my life without you
(Stig Van Eijk/Sem)
#14
Result
35
Points

Birmingham 1998

Lars Fredriksen – Alltid sommer
(David Eriksen/Per-Kristian Ottestad/Linda Andernach Johansen)
#8 79
Lyrics
Lars Fredriksen – Alltid sommer
(David Eriksen/Per-Kristian Ottestad/Linda Andernach Johansen)
#8
Result
79
Points

Dublin 1997

Tor Endresen – San Francisco
(Tor Endresen/Arne Myksvoll)
#24 0
Lyrics
Tor Endresen – San Francisco
(Tor Endresen/Arne Myksvoll)
#24
Result
0
Points

Oslo 1996

Elisabeth Andreassen – I evighet
(Torhild Nigar)
#2 114
Lyrics
Elisabeth Andreassen – I evighet
(Torhild Nigar)
#2
Result
114
Points

Dublin 1995

Secret Garden – Nocturne
(Rolf Løvland/Petter Skavland)
#1 148
Lyrics
Secret Garden – Nocturne
(Rolf Løvland/Petter Skavland)
#1
Result
148
Points
Andere songs van
Rolf Løvland

Dublin 1994

Elisabeth Andreassen and Jan Werner Danielsen – Duett
(Rolf Løvland/Hans Olav Mørk)
#6 76
Lyrics
Elisabeth Andreassen and Jan Werner Danielsen – Duett
(Rolf Løvland/Hans Olav Mørk)
#6
Result
76
Points
Andere songs van
Rolf Løvland

Millstreet 1993

Silje Vige – Alle mine tankar
(Bjørn-Erik Vige)
#5 120
Lyrics
Silje Vige – Alle mine tankar
(Bjørn-Erik Vige)
#5
Result
120
Points

Malmö 1992

Merethe Trøan – Visjoner
(Robert Morley/Eva Jansen)
#18 23
Lyrics
Merethe Trøan – Visjoner
(Robert Morley/Eva Jansen)
#18
Result
23
Points

Rome 1991

Just 4 Fun – Mrs. Thompson
(Per Gerhard Roness/Kaare Skevik Jr./Dag Kolsrud)
#17 14
Lyrics
Just 4 Fun – Mrs. Thompson
(Per Gerhard Roness/Kaare Skevik Jr./Dag Kolsrud)
#17
Result
14
Points

Zagreb 1990

Ketil Stokkan – Brandenburger Tor
(Ketil Stokkan)
#21 8
Lyrics
Ketil Stokkan – Brandenburger Tor
(Ketil Stokkan)
#21
Result
8
Points
Andere songs van
Ketil Stokkan

Lausanne 1989

Britt Synnøve Johansen – Venners nærhet
(Inge Enoksen/Leiv N. Grøtte)
#17 30
Lyrics
Britt Synnøve Johansen – Venners nærhet
(Inge Enoksen/Leiv N. Grøtte)
#17
Result
30
Points

Dublin 1988

Karoline Krüger – For vår jord
(Erik Hillestad/Anita Skorgan)
#5 88
Lyrics
Karoline Krüger – For vår jord
(Erik Hillestad/Anita Skorgan)
#5
Result
88
Points
Andere songs van
Anita Skorgan

Brussels 1987

Kate Gulbrandsen – Mitt liv
(Rolf Løvland/Hanne Krogh)
#9 65
Lyrics
Kate Gulbrandsen – Mitt liv
(Rolf Løvland/Hanne Krogh)
#9
Result
65
Points

Bergen 1986

Ketil Stokkan – Romeo
(Ketil Stokkan)
#12 44
Lyrics
Ketil Stokkan – Romeo
(Ketil Stokkan)
#12
Result
44
Points
Andere songs van
Ketil Stokkan

Gothenburg 1985

Bobbysocks – La det swinge
(Rolf Løvland)
#1 123
Lyrics
Bobbysocks – La det swinge
(Rolf Løvland)
#1
Result
123
Points
Andere songs van
Rolf Løvland

Luxembourg 1984

Dollie de Luxe – Lenge leve livet
(Benedicte Adrian/Ingrid Bjørnov)
#17 29
Lyrics
Dollie de Luxe – Lenge leve livet
(Benedicte Adrian/Ingrid Bjørnov)
#17
Result
29
Points

Munich 1983

Jahn Teigen – Do re mi
(Anita Skorgan/John Teigen/Herodes Falsk)
#9 53
Lyrics
Jahn Teigen – Do re mi
(Anita Skorgan/John Teigen/Herodes Falsk)
#9
Result
53
Points
Andere songs van
Anita Skorgan Herodes Falsk

Harrogate 1982

Jahn Teigen & Anita Skorgan – Adieu
(Jahn Teigen/Herodes Falsk)
#12 40
Lyrics
Jahn Teigen & Anita Skorgan – Adieu
(Jahn Teigen/Herodes Falsk)
#12
Result
40
Points
Andere songs van
Herodes Falsk

Dublin 1981

Finn Kalvik – Aldri i livet
(Finn Kalvik)
#20 0
Lyrics
Finn Kalvik – Aldri i livet
(Finn Kalvik)
#20
Result
0
Points

The Hague 1980

Sverre Kjellsberg & Mattis Hætta – Sámiid ædnan
(Sverre Kjellsberg/Ragnar Olsen)
#16 15
Lyrics
Sverre Kjellsberg & Mattis Hætta – Sámiid ædnan
(Sverre Kjellsberg/Ragnar Olsen)
#16
Result
15
Points

Jerusalem 1979

Anita Skorgan – Oliver
#11 57
Lyrics
Anita Skorgan – Oliver
#11
Result
57
Points

Paris 1978

Jahn Teigen – Mil etter mil
#20 0
Lyrics
Jahn Teigen – Mil etter mil
#20
Result
0
Points

London 1977

Anita Skorgan – Casanova
#14 18
Lyrics
Anita Skorgan – Casanova
#14
Result
18
Points

The Hague 1976

Anne-Karine Ström – Mata Hari
#18 7
Lyrics
Anne-Karine Ström – Mata Hari
#18
Result
7
Points

Stockholm 1975

Ellen Nikolaysen – Touch my life with summer
#18 11
Lyrics
Ellen Nikolaysen – Touch my life with summer
#18
Result
11
Points

Brighton 1974

Anne-Karine Ström and the Bendik Singers – The first day of love
#14 3
Lyrics
Anne-Karine Ström and the Bendik Singers – The first day of love
#14
Result
3
Points

Luxembourg 1973

Bendik Singers – It's just a game
#7 89
Lyrics
Bendik Singers – It's just a game
#7
Result
89
Points

Edinburgh 1972

Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg – Småting
#14 73
Lyrics
Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg – Småting
#14
Result
73
Points

Dublin 1971

Hanne Krogh – Lykken er
#17 65
Lyrics
Hanne Krogh – Lykken er
#17
Result
65
Points

Madrid 1969

Kirsti Sparboe – Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli
#16 1
Lyrics
Kirsti Sparboe – Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli
#16
Result
1
Points

London 1968

Odd Børre – Stress
#13 2
Lyrics
Odd Børre – Stress
#13
Result
2
Points

Vienna 1967

Kirsti Sparboe – Dukkemann
#14 2
Lyrics
Kirsti Sparboe – Dukkemann
#14
Result
2
Points

Luxembourg 1966

Åse Kleveland – Intet er nytt under solen
#3 15
Lyrics
Åse Kleveland – Intet er nytt under solen
#3
Result
15
Points

Napels 1965

Kirsti Sparboe – Karusell
#13 1
Lyrics
Kirsti Sparboe – Karusell
#13
Result
1
Points

Copenhagen 1964

Arne Bendiksen – Spiral
#8 6
Lyrics
Arne Bendiksen – Spiral
#8
Result
6
Points

London 1963

Anita Thallaug – Solhverv
#13 0
Lyrics
Anita Thallaug – Solhverv
#13
Result
0
Points

Luxembourg 1962

Inger Jacobsen – Kom sol, kom regn
#10 2
Lyrics
Inger Jacobsen – Kom sol, kom regn
#10
Result
2
Points

Cannes 1961

Nora Brockstedt – Sommer i Palma
#7 10
Lyrics
Nora Brockstedt – Sommer i Palma
#7
Result
10
Points

London 1960

Nora Brockstedt – Voi voi
#4 11
Lyrics
Nora Brockstedt – Voi voi
#4
Result
11
Points

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