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)

Performance

Entries 59
Average Performance 42.2%

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TIXFallen angel
(Andreas Haukeland/Emelie Hollow/Mathias Haukeland)
18th
75
Ulrikke BrandstorpAttention
(Christian Ingebrigtsen/Kjetil Mørland/Ulrikke Brandstorp)
KEiiNOSpirit in the sky
(Tom Hugo/Henrik Tala/Fred Buljo/Rûdiger Schramm/Alexander Olsson/Alexandra Rotan)
6th
331
Alexander RybakThat's how you write a song
(Alexander Rybak)
15th
144
JOWSTGrab the moment
(Joakim With Steen/Jonas McDonnell)
10th
158
AgneteIcebreaker
(Agnete K. Johnsen/Gabriel Alares/Ian Curnow)
13th
63
Mørland & Debrah ScarlettA monster like me
(Kjetil Mørland)
8th
102
Carl EspenSilent storm
(Josefin Winther)
8th
88
Margaret BergerI feed you my love
(Karin Park/Robin Lynch/Niklas Olovson)
4th
191
ToojiStay
(Tooji/Figge Boström/Peter Boström)
26th
7
Stella MwangiHaba Haba
(Big City/Beyond51/Stella Mwangi)
17th
30
Didrik Solli-TangenMy heart is yours
(Hanne Sørvaag/Fredrik Kempe)
20th
35
Alexander RybakFairytale
(Alexander Rybak)
1st
387
MariaHold on be strong
(Mira Craig)
5th
182
Guri SchankeVen a bailar conmigo
(Thomas G:son)
18th
48
Christine GuldbrandsenAlvedansen
(Kjetil Fluge/Atle Halstensen/Christine Guldbrandsen)
14th
36
Wig WamIn my dreams
(Trond 'Teeny' Holter)
9th
125
Knut Anders SørumHigh
(Thomas Thörnholm/Lars Andersson/Dan Attlerud)
24th
3
Jostein HasselgårdI'm not afraid to move on
(Arve Furset)
4th
123
Haldor LægreidOn my own
(Ole Henrik Antonsen/Tom-Steinar Hanssen/Ole Jørgen Olsen)
22nd
3
CharmedMy heart goes boom
(Tore Madsen/Morten Henriksen)
11th
57
Stig Van EijkLiving my life without you
(Stig Van Eijk/Sem)
14th
35
Lars FredriksenAlltid sommer
(David Eriksen/Per-Kristian Ottestad/Linda Andernach Johansen)
8th
79
Tor EndresenSan Francisco
(Tor Endresen/Arne Myksvoll)
24th
0
Elisabeth AndreassenI evighet
(Torhild Nigar)
2nd
114
Secret GardenNocturne
(Rolf Løvland/Petter Skavland)
1st
148
Elisabeth Andreassen and Jan Werner DanielsenDuett
(Rolf Løvland/Hans Olav Mørk)
6th
76
Silje VigeAlle mine tankar
(Bjørn-Erik Vige)
5th
120
Merethe TrøanVisjoner
(Robert Morley/Eva Jansen)
18th
23
Just 4 FunMrs. Thompson
(Per Gerhard Roness/Kaare Skevik Jr./Dag Kolsrud)
17th
14
Ketil StokkanBrandenburger Tor
(Ketil Stokkan)
21st
8
Britt Synnøve JohansenVenners nærhet
(Inge Enoksen/Leiv N. Grøtte)
17th
30
Karoline KrügerFor vår jord
(Erik Hillestad/Anita Skorgan)
5th
88
Kate GulbrandsenMitt liv
(Rolf Løvland/Hanne Krogh)
9th
65
Ketil StokkanRomeo
(Ketil Stokkan)
12th
44
BobbysocksLa det swinge
(Rolf Løvland)
1st
123
Dollie de LuxeLenge leve livet
(Benedicte Adrian/Ingrid Bjørnov)
17th
29
Jahn TeigenDo re mi
(Anita Skorgan/Jahn Teigen/Herodes Falsk)
9th
53
Jahn Teigen & Anita SkorganAdieu
(Jahn Teigen/Herodes Falsk)
12th
40
Finn KalvikAldri i livet
(Finn Kalvik)
20th
0
Sverre Kjellsberg & Mattis HættaSámiid ædnan
(Sverre Kjellsberg/Ragnar Olsen)
16th
15
Anita SkorganOliver
(Anita Skorgan/Philip A. Kruse)
11th
57
Jahn TeigenMil etter mil
(Kai Eide)
20th
0
Anita SkorganCasanova
(Svein Strugstad/Dag Nordtømme)
14th
18
Anne-Karine StrömMata Hari
(Frode Thingnæs/Philip A. Kruse)
18th
7
Ellen NikolaysenTouch my life with summer
(Svein Hundsnes)
18th
11
Anne-Karine Strøm and the Bendik SingersThe first day of love
(Frode Thingnæs/Philip A. Kruse)
14th
3
Bendik SingersIt's just a game
(Arne Bendiksen/Bob Williams)
7th
89
Grethe Kausland & Benny BorgSmåting
(Kåre Grøttum/Ivar Børsum)
14th
73
Hanne KroghLykken er
(Arne Bendiksen)
17th
65
Kirsti SparboeOj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli
(Arne Bendiksen)
16th
1
Odd BørreStress
(Tor Hultin/Ola B. Johannessen)
13th
2
Kirsti SparboeDukkemann
(Tor Hultin/Ola B. Johannessen)
14th
2
Åse KlevelandIntet er nytt under solen
(Arne Bendiksen)
3rd
15
Kirsti SparboeKarusell
(Jolly Kramer-Johansen)
13th
1
Arne BendiksenSpiral
(Sigurd Jansen/Egil Hagen)
8th
6
Anita ThallaugSolhverv
(Dag Kristoffersen)
13th
0
Inger JacobsenKom sol, kom regn
(Kjell Karlsen/Ivar Andersen)
10th
2
Nora BrockstedtSommer i Palma
(Jan Wølner/Egil Hagen)
7th
10
Nora BrockstedtVoi voi
(Georg Elgaaen)
4th
11

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