Category Archives: Norway

375 Brandenburger Tor – Ketil Stokkan (Norway, 1990)

From 1960’s winner (see No. 376) we jump 30 years into the future and 20 positions down the scoreboard to the (joint) last placed song of 1990, Ketil Stokkan’s paean to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate. There are 11 songs in the … Continue reading

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389 Alle Mine Tankar – Silje Vige (Norway, 1993)

The mid-1990s were a high water mark for Norway: Alle Mine Tankar (All My Thoughts) was the first of four consecutive entries to finish inside the Top 10, a run of success not matched by them before or since. Silje Vige’s reflective … Continue reading

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418 I Feed You My Love – Margaret Berger (Norway, 2013)

In the run-up to the 2013 contest I Feed You My Love established itself as a favourite with Eurovision fans and it was widely predicted to be the one to battle it out with Emmelie De Forest’s Only Teardrops (see No. 491) … Continue reading

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421 The First Day Of Love – Anne-Karine Strøm (Norway, 1974)

From an artist who has made the Top 3 twice (see No. 422) we move to one who has the much humbler – and considerably rarer – distinction of coming bottom of the pack on two occasions. In the early 1970s Olso-born Anne-Karine … Continue reading

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427 Voi Voi – Nora Brockstedt (Norway, 1960)

1960 was the year that Norway made their Eurovision debut. Denmark had been the first Nordic country to compete in 1957, followed by Sweden in 1958. Finland entered the year after Norway, but it wasn’t until 1986, when Iceland finally joined the party, that the contest could … Continue reading

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462 Mitt Liv – Kate Gulbrandsen (Norway, 1987)

Mitt Liv (English translation: My Life) was the opening number of the 1987 contest in Brussels. A rousing power ballad typical of the 1980s, it was written by Norwegian Eurovision royalty: Rolf Løvland and Hanne Krogh. Two years earlier Løveland had … Continue reading

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500 Ven A Bailar Conmigo – Guri Schanke (Norway, 2007)

45 year old actress Guri Schanke was no spring chicken when she represented her country in Eurovision 2007. Starting out in musical theatre she’d been appearing on Norwegian TV since the early 1980s and two years before the contest had finished runner up … Continue reading

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