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Norway
Flag of Norway
Broadcaster NRK (Norsk Rikskringkasting)
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen
#04–present
Appearances
Appearances 22 (21 finals)
Debut #01
Best result 1st: #08, #09
Worst result 13th (in SF): #05
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#21) 13th
Highest ranking 2nd
Lowest ranking 16th
Flag of Norway Norway debuted in the first edition of North Vision Song Contest and has participated in every edition since then. The Norwegian broadcaster, Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK), has been the organizer of the Norwegian entry since the country's debut. The broadcaster hosts a national selection (called "Den Norsken Sangen" which means "The Norwegian Song" in English) since the fourth edition to decide the NVSC entry.

Norway in the North Vision Song Contest

Norway debuted in the first edition of the North Vision Song Contest in Budapest, after NRK showed interest on participating in the contest very early.

Norway is one of the most successful countries in the contest, having nine top ten placings including two victories, the first country in the history of the contest that has achieved it (and the only country in a row). Norway's first victory came in the eighth edition with the song "Younger" by Julie Bergan. The second victory came in the next edition in Oslo with the song "Feathers" by Alida. The first non-qualification came in the fifth edition, when Maria Mena got the 13th place in the semi-final. Since then, they haven't missed a final. However, they were always participating in the semi-finals until North Vision Song Contest 9, when Norway was a Big 5 Member, due to the first place in the North Vision Song Contest 8.

Norway has so far hosted twice the North Vision Song Contest; the ninth edition of the contest in Oslo and the tenth edition in Bergen. Also, the North Vision in Concert 6 was held in Norway. The contest has been broadcasted since the first edition by NRK. The spokespersons have been different since the first edition with the list including Alexander Rybak, Ylvis and Tone Damli.

Contestants & Results

There have so far been twenty-two contestants that represented Norway in the contest with ten of them achieving a top 10 result, including two victories.

Table key
     Winner
     Second place
     Third place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify to the final
Edt Host city Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Flag of Hungary Budapest Tone Damli "Smash" 7 113 2 109
#02 Flag of Iceland Reykjavik Carina Dahl "I Don't Care" 6 124 2 117
#03 Flag of Switzerland Winterthur Gaute Ormåsen "Awake" 12 108 7 74
#04 Flag of Sweden Gothenburg Alexandra Joner "Come Inside Me" 16 93 7 76
#05 Flag of Denmark Aarhus Maria Mena "Fuck You"
Failed to qualify
13 61
#06 Flag of Lebanon Beirut Cir.Cuz feat. Julie Bergan "Supernova" 19 94 5 91
#07 Flag of United Kingdom Liverpool Maria Mena "All the Love" 12 111 4 85
#08 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Julie Bergan "Younger" 1 187 2 112
#09 Flag of Norway Oslo Alida "Feathers" 1 198
Reigning Champion
#10 Flag of Norway Bergen Sophie Elise "Lionheart" 22 72
Reigning Champion
#11 Flag of Ukraine Lviv Elouiz "10" 14 109 3 102
#12 Flag of Denmark Herning Qleo feat. Lazee "Someone's Watching Me" 4 153 7 78
#13 Flag of Israel Tel Aviv Katastrofe "Holde rundt deg" 16 103
'Big 5' member
#14 Flag of Kazakhstan Astana Alexandra Joner "Cinderella" 4 159 1 127
#15 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen Aurora "Running with the Wolves" 9 112
'Big 6' member
#16 Flag of Israel Jerusalem Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 20 85 7 86
#17 Flag of Switzerland Zürich Mørland "No Firewall" 12 112 1 113
#18 Flag of Belgium Brussels MIIA "Dynasty" 3 176 2 115
#19 Flag of Italy Turin Served "Psycho" 24 144
'Big 6' member
#20 Flag of Albania Tirana Dagny feat. Børns "Fool's Gold" 9 256 5 204
#21 Flag of Czech Republic Prague Highasakite "Golden Ticket" 15 176 9 143
#22 Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Julie Bergan "Blackout" 8 244 5 179
#23 Flag of Sweden Stockholm Christiane & Rat City "Touch Me Like That"

Draw history

Norway has so far competed in a total of thirty-eigth shows ‒ seventeen semi-finals and twenty-one finals. The country has been allocated in the second half for the majority of the contests, 17 times in the first half and 21 times in the second half. Norway has been allocated 11 times in Semi-final 1 and 6 times in Semi-final 2.

Table key
     First half
     Second half
Contest Show Draw Contest Show Draw Contest Show Draw
NVSC #1 Semi-final 1 02 NVSC #9 Grand Final 24 NVSC #17 Semi-final 1 18
Grand Final 19 Grand Final 08
NVSC #2 Semi-final 2 06 NVSC #10 Grand Final 08 NVSC #18 Semi-final 1 20
Grand Final 21 Grand Final 02
NVSC #3 Semi-final 2 19 NVSC #11 Semi-final 1 05 NVSC #19 Grand Final 01
Grand Final 16 Grand Final 12
NVSC #4 Semi-final 1 06 NVSC #12 Semi-final 2 13 NVSC #20 Semi-final 2 06
Grand Final 11 Grand Final 07 Grand Final 05
NVSC #5 Semi-final 1 12 NVSC #13 Grand Final 22 NVSC #21 Semi-final 1 13
Grand Final 16
NVSC #6 Semi-final 2 20 NVSC #14 Semi-final 1 02 NVSC #22 Semi-final 2 21
Grand Final 01 Grand Final 08 Grand Final 23
NVSC #7 Semi-final 1 23 NVSC #15 Grand Final 25 N/A
Grand Final 13
NVSC #8 Semi-final 1 13 NVSC #16 Semi-final 1 03
Grand Final 19 Grand Final 21

Charts

The table shows the charts places of the Norwegian entries in other countries. "Fuck You" charted in 10 countries, still failing to qualify. "Younger" reached #1 in Norway, United Kingdom and Armenia while "Feathers" reached #1 in Norway, United Kingdom and Andorra.

Song Peak chart positions Album
AM AD AZ DK DE LB LT MD MK SE UK NO
"Smash" 7 Heartkill EP
"I Don't Care" 32 14 7 3 17 1 It Gets Better EP
"Awake" 26 Non-album single
"Come Inside Me" 5 31 2 8
"Fuck You" 6 10 15 4 15 38 2 19 20 Weapon In Mind
"Supernova" 4 43 9 72 6 10 Vi Er Cir.Cuz
"All the Love" 29 2 1 3 2 12 Weapon In Mind
"Younger" 1 41 4 17 10 19 1 1 Non-album single
"Feathers" 12 1 29 2 7 1 1 To Where We Reside
"Lionheart" 28 18 23 3 Non-album single
"10" 23 8 9 17
"Someone's Watching Me" 3 11 30 2 6
"Holde rundt deg" 72
"Cinderella" 2 3 16 49 37 3 5
"Running with the Wolves" 23 5 5 18 Running with the Wolves EP
"Play My Drum" 1 49 22 1 12 Non-album single
"No Firewall" 49 1 48
"Dynasty" 49 23 1 18
"Psycho" 18 66 58
"Fool's Gold" 72 4
"Golden Ticket" 20 Camp Echo
"Blackout" 6 8 5 23 1 Non-album single

Awards

The North Vision Awards (formerly known as the After-show Awards) is a ceremony held to honor the artists and songs of the editions. Norway has won 11 awards in total.

Ceremony Nominated Award Result
NVSC #07 "All the Love" Best English song Nominated
Best Northern song Won
NVSC #08 "Younger" Best Pop
Best English song
Best Northern song
Best Top 5 song
NVSC #10
(special awards)
"Come Inside Me" Funniest entry Nominated
"Fuck You" Most controversial entry
"All the Love" Most emotional entry
"Younger" Best female performance
Best winner
"Feathers" Best winner
NVSC #11 "10" Best Ballad
Best English song
Best Northern song
NVSC #12 "Someone's Watching Me" Best English song
Best Northern song Won
Best Top 5 song Nominated
NVSC #13 Katastrofe Best Male Artist
"Holde rundt deg" Best Non-English song
Best Northern song
Best Big 5 song
NVSC #14 "Cinderella" Best Dance / R&B
Best English song Won
Best Northern song Nominated
Best Top 6 song
NVSC #15 "Running with the Wolves" Best Alternative song
Best Northern song Won
Best Big 6 song Nominated
NVSC #16 Sandra Lyng Best Female Artist
"Play My Drum" Best Pop song
Best Northern song
NVSC #17 Mørland Best Male Artist
"No Firewall" Best Ballad
Best English song
Best Northern song
NVSC #18 MIIA Best Female Artist
"Dynasty" Best Ballad Won
Best Pop song
Best English song Nominated
Best Northern song Won
Best Top 6 song Nominated

North Vision Song of the Year

The North Vision Song of the Year (also known simply as Song of the Year) is the annual award show held to honor the best song from the editions that were held during the respective year. Two Norwegian entries made it to the top 50 of 2015.

Year Artist Song Result
2015 Katastrofe "Holde rundt deg" Top 296
Alexandra Joner "Cinderella"
Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum"
Mørland "No Firewall"
Qleo feat. Lazee "Someone's Watching Me" 15th place
Aurora "Running with the Wolves" Top 10
2016 Served "Psycho" Top 199
Dagny feat. Børns "Fool's Gold"
Highasakite "Golden Ticket"
MIIA "Dynasty" 11th place

Voting history

Norway's voting statistics as of the twenty-second edition. The tables list the points given or received by Norway in the semi-finals and the finals. United Kingdom is currently the country that has given the most points to Norway and Denmark the country that has recieved the most points by Norway.

Most points received overall
Rank Country Points
1 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 212
2 Denmark Denmark 175
3 Flag of Latvia Latvia 147
4 Flag of Turkey Turkey 146
5 Flag of France France 137
Most points given overall
Rank Country Points
1 Denmark Denmark 184
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 122
3 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 119
4 Flag of Romania Romania 112
Flag of Greece Greece 112
5 Flag of Germany Germany 101

12 points

Table key

     Winner – Norway gave 12 points to a winning song / Norway won the contest.
     Second place – Norway gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Norway was runner-up in the contest.
     Third place – Norway gave 12 points to a third place song / Norway came third in the contest.
     Qualified – Norway gave 12 points to a song that was a qualifier / Norway was a qualifier.
     Non-qualified – Norway gave 12 points to a song that was not a qualifier / Norway was not a qualifier.
(J) Jury – 12 points from the country's jury.
(T) Televoting – 12 points from the country's televoting.
Record of 12 points
Edition Given Received
Semi Final Semi Final
#01 Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of France France
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of France France
Flag of Portugal Portugal
#02 Flag of Latvia Latvia Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag of Belarus Belarus
Denmark Denmark
Flag of France France
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Portugal Portugal
#03 Flag of Romania Romania Flag of Romania Romania Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Italy Italy
#04 Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Belgium Belgium N/A Flag of Israel Israel
#05 Flag of Moldova Moldova Flag of Moldova Moldova Flag of Moldova Moldova Failed to qualify
#06 Flag of Estonia Estonia Flag of Estonia Estonia Flag of Estonia Estonia N/A
#07 Iceland Iceland Flag of Russia Russia Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Moldova Moldova
#08 Flag of Latvia Latvia Flag of Latvia Latvia Denmark Denmark
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
#09 Flag of Latvia Latvia Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Member of the "Big 5" Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
#10 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Denmark Denmark Member of the "Big 5" N/A
#11 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Portugal Portugal Flag of Monaco Monaco
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
#12 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Flag of Moldova Moldova Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Iceland Iceland
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Romania Romania
#13 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Flag of Sweden Sweden Member of the "Big 5" Flag of Poland Poland
#14 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Flag of Croatia Croatia Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Armenia Armenia
#15 Flag of Latvia Latvia Flag of Israel Israel Member of the "Big 6" Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Greece Greece
#16 Flag of Belarus Belarus Flag of Spain Spain Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of France France
N/A
#17 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Monaco Monaco
#18 Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Serbia Serbia
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Turkey Turkey
#19 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg (J) Flag of Albania Albania (J) Member of the "Big 6" Flag of Andorra Andorra (J)
Flag of Poland Poland (T) Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic (T) Algeria Algeria (T)
#20 Flag of France France (J) Denmark Denmark (J) N/A Flag of Croatia Croatia (J)
Flag of Estonia Estonia (J)
Denmark Denmark (T) Flag of Germany Germany (T) Flag of Andorra Andorra (T)
Flag of Belgium Belgium (T)
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (T)
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic (T)
#21 Flag of Israel Israel (J) Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria (J) Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (J) Flag of Portugal Portugal (J)
Flag of San Marino San Marino (J)
Flag of Andorra Andorra (T) Denmark Denmark (T) N/A N/A
#22 Flag of France France (J) Flag of Spain Spain (J) N/A Flag of Spain Spain (J)
Flag of Greece Greece (T) Flag of Greece Greece (T) Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia (T)
Flag of Hungary Hungary (T)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland (T)

Hostings

Norway has hosted two editions of the contest: the ninth and the tenth edition. The country has also hosted the sixth edition of the North Vision in Concert.

Edition Location Venue Presenters
#09 Oslo Telenor Arena Nadia Hasnaoui, Erik Solbakken and Haddy N'jie
#10 Bergen Bergenshallen Tone Damli and Markus Foss

Commentators and spokespersons

Since the first edition there have been different commentators and spokespersons for Norway. However, all the events were broadcasted by NRK, on both radio and television. Per Sundnes, Synnøve Svabø, Olav Viksmo Slettan and Ronny Brede Aase have been the four final and semi-finals television commentators, so far. Ronny Brede Aase and Line Elvsåshagen have served as radio commentators for five editions each while Silje Reiten Nordnes was the radio commentators for eight editions, before Markus Ekrem Neby took over.

The spokespersons have been different in each edition. The list of the Norwegian spokesperson includes Norwegian entrants such as Cir.Cuz and Tone Damli as well as entrants from the Norwegian selection such as Astrid S and Adelén. Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak, has served as a spokesperson for the twelfth edition.

Edition(s) Commentator Radio commentator Spokesperson Broadcaster
NVSC #01 Per Sundnes Ronny Brede Aase Nadia Hasnaoui NRK
(TV + Radio)
NVSC #02 Stian Barsnes Simonsen
NVSC #03 Knut Anders Sørum
NVSC #04 Tooji
NVSC #05 Synnøve Svabø Ylvis
NVSC #06 Line Elvsåshagen Emilie voe Nereng
NVSC #07 Carl Espen
NVSC #08 Cir.Cuz
NVSC #09 Linnea Dale
NVSC #10 Olav Viksmo Slettan Nico & Vinz
NVSC #11 Silje Reiten Nordnes Tone Damli
NVSC #12 Alexander Rybak
NVSC #13 Nora Jabri
NVSC #14 Erlend Bratland
NVSC #15 Carina Dahl
NVSC #16 Christina Skaar
NVSC #17 Adelén
NVSC #18 Agnete Johnsen
NVSC #19 Ronny Brede Aase Markus Ekrem Neby Astrid S
NVSC #20 Kristoffer Brun & Are Strandli
NVSC #21 Kygo
NVSC #22 Ulrikke

Other contests

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The contest takes place during the actual contest, usually during the final of the respective edition. It is not an televised event, but only through YouTube. In order for an OGAN fan club to participate in the contest, it is required to have a public national selection held for the respective edition. Every OGAN club can only have one entry. The song can be only selected internally and cannot be changed after it was selected. The selected song must be from the final of the selection unless the selection has not the format of the semi-finals and final.

Norway has won twice; the first edition, with Adelén and the song "Always On My Mind" and the forth with the song "Compass" by the band Two Steps from Hell and Merethe Soltvedt in vocals. OGAN Norway hosted the contest three times; two of them because they won the last edition but they got to host also OGAN Second Chance Contest 11, as the United Kingdom declined to host it and Norway was second the previous edition.

Edn Host Artist Song Place Points Place in DNS
#08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Adelén "Always On My Mind" 1 132 3rd out of 11
#09 Flag of Norway Norway Carina Dahl "It Gets Better" 2 126 3rd out of 10
#10 Flag of Sweden Sweden Thea Oskarsen "One Of A Kind" 2 103 2nd out of 10
#11 Flag of Norway Norway Two Steps from Hell ft. Merethe Soltvedt "Compass" 1 115
#12 Flag of Norway Norway Chinook "Go Home" 3 104
#13 Flag of Armenia Armenia Nora Jabri "Berlin Wall" 7 55
#14 Flag of Armenia Armenia Jenny Langlo "Next to You" 3 107
#15 Flag of Earth RoW Tooji "Father" 2 107 3rd out of 10
#16 Flag of United Kingdom U.K. Christina Skaar "Critical" 10 75 2nd out of 10
#17 Flag of Spain Spain Adelén "Spell on me" 4 95
#18 Flag of Denmark Denmark Alan Walker "Faded" 7 67
#19 Flag of Sweden Sweden Astrid S "Hurts So Good" 12 63
#20 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Astrid S "Paper Thin" 6 76
#21 Flag of Denmark Denmark Ivie "Creatures of the Night" 3 98
Did not participate in the twenty-second edition

Junior North Vision Song Contest

The contest is only for European artists under the age of 16. NRK has made only internal selections, so far. Adelén was the first representantive of Norway, before she try to participate in the adult North Vision Song Contest. Norway's best result is 3 second places (twice with Sval and once with Daniel Owen).

Edn Host city Artist Song Place Points Semi Points
#01 Flag of Estonia Tallinn Adelén "Baila Conmigo"
Failed to qualify
11 59
#02 Flag of United Kingdom Cardiff Marthe Emilie "Your Picture" 6 69 No semi-finals
#03 Flag of Finland Mariehamn Sval "Fasitsvar" 2 114
#04 Flag of Romania Cluj-Napoca Mathea-Mari "#online" 3 120
#05 Flag of Netherlands Amsterdam Sval "Plan B" 2 147
#06 Flag of Finland Helsinki BlimE "Ekte venner" 13 61
#07 Flag of Andorra Andorra la Vella Daniel Owen "Girl Gone Bad" 2 123
#08 Flag of Ukraine Kiev Marcus & Martinus "Plystre på deg" 5 72
#09 Flag of Albania Tirana Lila "The Day You'll Find Me" 3 99
#10 Flag of Sweden Malmö Thea "Du gjør mæ så glad" 4 127 1 113

Nordisk Melodi Grand Prix

The contest is held between the Nordic countries that are members of the North Broadcasting Union. Norway debuted in the first edition and got the fifth place out of six countries. Kate Havnevik won the third edition for Norway and therefore the country hosted the fourth NMGP.

Edn Host City Artist Song Place Points
#01 Flag of Faroe Islands Tórshavn The Main Level "Blackout" 5 12
#02 Flag of Sweden Uppsala Frøder "Over The Sea" 2 36
#03 Flag of Denmark Aalborg Kate Havnevik "Falling" 1 42
#04 Flag of Faroe Islands Tórshavn Julie Ervik "Last Love" 3 26
#05 Flag of Finland Kerava ARIA "Maze" 1 48

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