|Den Norsken Sangen 13|
|Logo of the thirteenth edition.|
11 September 2015
16 September 2015
100% international jury (First Round) |
100% televoting (Gold Final)
"Play My Drum"|
by Sandra Lyng
|Den Norsken Sangen|
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Den Norsken Sangen 13 was the thirteenth edition of the Norwegian music competition that selected Norway's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 16. The selection had one Final and one Gold Final (Super-final) both held in Oslo. Sandra Lyng won both rounds and was selected to represent Norway at the North Vision Song Contest 16 in Jerusalem with the dance and summer-feeling song "Play My Drum".
235 entries were submitted with a jury of 5 people from music companies in Norway having to shorten them into 10. No foreign act was once again participating, making it clear that NRK looks only for native talents in the next editions.
Vallhall Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena, located in Valle-Hovin, Oslo, Norway. The stadium has a capacity of 5,500 people, during matches. The Tippeligaen club Vålerenga uses the arena for training and friendly matches in the winter off-season. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The arena also serves as an event arena.
The arena is also a well-known concert hall, with a capacity of 12,500 people. It's not far away from Valle Hovin, an outdoor concert arena.
NRK announced along with the confirmation that all the competing acts with their song entries would be presented on Thursday, 3 September 2015. A few of them had already participated in the national selection in the past like Sandra Lyng, Morgan Sulele, Staysman & Lazz, Jesper Jenset and Samsaya. There was once again no foreign act included.
|1||September 3, 2015||Samsaya||"Beginning at the End"|
|2||Jesper Jenset||"Superhero"|| |
|4||Staysman & Lazz, Innertier||"Lærerinnat" (Teacher)|
|6||Morgan Sulele||"Bare min" (Only mine)|
|7||Karl Klevan||"Play Along"|
|8||Annie feat. Bjarne Melgaard||"Russian Kiss"|
|9||Sandra Lyng||"Play My Drum"|
|10||Sirenia||"Seven Widows Weep"|
The running order for the show was revealed on 4 September 2015. The final started on 11 September with the voting lasting about five days, ending on 15 September 2015. The qualifiers announcements took place on 16 September 2015. The full results were announced after the end of the selection.
|01||English||Karl Klevan||"Play Along"||9||101|
|02||English||Annie feat. Bjarne Melgaard||"Russian Kiss"||10||50|
|04||English||Samsaya||"Beginning at the End"||5||130|
|06||Norwegian||Morgan Sulele||"Bare min" (Only mine)||8||109|
|08||English||Sirenia||"Seven Widows Weep"||4||135|
|09||English||Sandra Lyng||"Play My Drum"||1||186|
|10||Norwegian||Staysman & Lazz, Innertier||"Lærerinna" (Teacher)||7||126|
|01.||"Seven Widows Weep"||10.754||12.025||10.003||18.820||12.738||64.340||3|
|02.||"Play My Drum"||23.602||23.774||26.357||10.231||25.932||109.896||1|
Five from the artists that were eliminated in the first round announced the votes from the Norwegian regions.
- Eastern Norway: Annie & Bjarne Melgaard
- Northern Norway: Jesper Jenset
- Central Norway: Staysman & Lazz
- Southern Norway: Morgan Sulele
- Western Norway: Samsaya
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 and the Rest of the World-jury. The four most voted songs would progress to the Gold Final where the Norwegian televoting had to decide the winner.
|Countries||Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, Rest of the World||22|
|No.||Song||Country/ies giving 12 points|
|5||"Play My Drum"||Albania, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Rest of the World|
|4||"Seven Widows Weep"||Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark|
|"Superhero"||France, Germany, Poland, San Marino|
|3||"Critical"||Andorra, Serbia, Ukraine|
|"Ghost"||Italy, Moldova, Sweden|