Den Norsken Sangen 08
Logo of the eighth edition.
Final Final:
18th-26th October 2014
Gold final:
27th October-3rd November 2014
Venue Oslo Spektrum, Oslo
Presenter(s) Margrethe Røed
Broadcaster NRK
Entries 10
System 100% international jury (First Round)
100% televoting (Gold Final)
Winner "10"
Den Norsken Sangen
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Den Norsken Sangen 08 was the eighth edition of the Norwegian music competition that selected Norway's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 11. The selection had one Final and one Gold Final (Super-final) both held in Oslo. 18-year-old new talent, born in Sweden, Elouiz won with the song "10" against the popular American producing team Two Steps From Hell.


On 20th September 2014, NRK confirmed the eleventh participation of Norway in the North Vision Song Contest with the national "tradition" being continued. The format of the eighth edition didn't change.

In the first round only juries from NVSC participating countries could give their votes. After the voting of the first round is closed, the four most voted songs would progress to the Gold Final. In the Gold Final, norwegian televoting decided the winner.


Oslo Spektrum is an indoor multi-purpose arena in east central Oslo, Norway. It opened in December 1990. It is currently owned and operated by Norges Varemesse (Norway Trade Fairs), who also own and operate the Norges Varemesse conference center in Lillestrøm which is Norway's largest conference center.

Oslo Spektrum is primarily known for hosting major events such as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Eurovision Song Contest, and concerts by artists of national and international fame, such as Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Chris Brown.

Songs presentation

NRK announced the dates of the songs presentation on 3rd October 2014; the first act would be revealed on 6th October 2014 and the last on 15th October 2014. A foreign act from the United Kingdom was supposed to participate but the artist decided to not participate but concentrate on her album. Thea Oskarsen, after a fifth and a second place in the last two editions, returned for a third attempt to win the competition. The Main Level tried their luck in Den Norsken Sangen, after representing Norway in the Nordisk Melodi Grand Prix.

# Date Artist(s) Song
(English translation)
Flag of None
1 October 6, 2014 Elouiz "10" Flag of Norway
2 October 7, 2014 Martin Tungevaag "Wicked Wonderland"
3 October 8, 2014 Röyksopp & Robin "Do It Again"
4 October 9, 2014 Nora Jabri "Too Late For Love"
5 October 10, 2014 Two Steps From Hell feat. Merethe Soltvedt "Compass"
6 October 11, 2014 Robin & Bugge "Non Stop"
7 October 12, 2014 Broiler "Rays of Light"
8 October 13, 2014 The Main Level "Go Go With You"
9 October 14, 2014 DJ Smaaland feat. Thea Oskarsen "Flashback"
10 October 15, 2014 Raylee "We Make It Burn"


The running order draw was announced on 17th October. The final started, one day later, on 18th October 2014 with the voting lasting about six days, ending on 23rd October 2014. The qualifiers announcements took place the next day. The full results were announced after the end of the selection, on 28th October 2014.

Draw Language Artist Song Place Points
01 English Nora Jabri "Too Late For Love" 02 213
02 English Röyksopp & Robyn "Do It Again" 07 143
03 Norwegian Two Steps from Hell feat. Merethe Soltvedt "Compass" 03 191
04 English Martin Tungevaag "Wicked Wonderland" 06 166
05 English The Main Level "Go Go With You" 10 118
06 English Broiler "Rays of Light" 04 175
07 English DJ Smaaland feat. Thea Oskarsen "Flashback" 09 128
08 Norwegian Robin og Bugge "Non Stop" 08 142
09 English Raylee "We Make It Burn" 05 169
10 English Elouiz "10" 01 237


Apart from the contestants' performances, Sophie Elise, performed the norwegian entry of the North Vision Song Contest 10 for the opening of the selection. Swedish singer, Tove Lo, performed as an interval her most popular songs, after her success in the Norwegian charts.

Gold Final

# Song Eastern
Total Place
01. "Rays of Light" 5.748 4.337 1.174 11.824 16.660 39.743 4
02. "10" 12.815 6.916 30.542 11.031 35.547 96.851 1
03. "Compass" 32.230 33.523 9.978 10.860 1.963 88.554 2
04. "Too Late For Love" 9.207 5.224 18.306 16.285 5.830 54.852 3


Five from the artists that were eliminated in the first round announced the votes from the Norwegian regions.

  • Flag of Norway Eastern Norway: Martin Tungevaag
  • Flag of Norway Northern Norway: Thea Oskarsen
  • Flag of Norway Central Norway: Röyksopp & Robyn
  • Flag of Norway Southern Norway: Robin & Bugge
  • Flag of Norway Western Norway: Raylee


In the first round, the juries had to vote with the Northvision–style; 12, 10 and 8 to 1 will all the songs revieving points. The juries were, apart from the Norwegian, countries from the contest's participants. The four most voted songs would progress to the Gold Final where the Norwegian televoting had to decide the winner.

The Rest of the World-jury was removed and every NBU Associate Broadcaster could vote separately.


Countries Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Svalbard, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom 29

12 points

No. Song Country/ies giving 12 points
9 "Compass" Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Tunisia
8 "10" Albania, Argentina, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom
3 "Rays of Light" Barbados, Ireland, Svalbard
2 "Too Late For Love" Japan, Ukraine
"Wicked Wonderland" Georgia, Poland
"Do It Again" Greece, Switzerland
1 "We Make It Burn" Morocco
"Non Stop" Montenegro
"Go Go With You" Algeria

Voting Grid

Voting grid can be found here.

See also

External links