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North Vision Song Contest 10
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 07
Selection date(s) Final:
3 September 2014
Gold Final:
7 September 2014
Selected entrant Sophie Elise
Selected song "Lionheart"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Final result 22nd, 72 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
◄ 9 Eurovision Heart 11 ►

Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 10 in Bergen, Norway. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 07, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by the song "Lionheart" performed by Sophie Elise. The entry was automatically qualified and it got the 22nd place in the final with 72 points.

Hosting the North Vision Song Contest 10

Unlike in the previous edition, NRK decided that the host city would be selected through a bidding phase. Right after Norway won the ninth edition, cities were able to joint the race for hosting the upcoming edition. On 7 August 2014, the cities that applied to be in the bidding phase were revealed.

The previous host city and capital of the country, Oslo, revealed that there is no interest in hosting the contest again. There were four applied venues, among them the Vikingskipet (Viking Ship), located in Hamar which was the largest venue that applied to host the contest with a capacity of 20,000. Bergen joined the phase with two venues: the Bergenshallen with a capacity of 5,600 and the Sotra Arena with a capacity of 3,000. The fourth and last venue that had applied was Nordlandshallen in Bodø which can hold up to 5,500 spectators.

The host city was announced on 9 June 2014; Bergen with the Bergenshallen were selected by the Norwegian broadcaster in order to serve as the host venue for the three events of the edition. The head of NRK reportedly said: "We're going back to a smaller venue. We think that the show will be great anyway".

City Venue Capacity Notes
Bergen Bergenshallen 5,600 Ice hockey arena which was built in 1980 and renewed in 2006.
Sotra Arena 3,000 Used for Basketball and Football events
Bodø Nordlandshallen 5,500 Built in 1993 and was used for several sport events.
Hamar Vikingskipet 20,000 Built in 1992 and hosted the World Cups of several types of sport.

Den Norsken Sangen 07

At first, the seventh edition of Den Norsken Sangen was unlikely to take place due to the high costs of hosting the North Vision Song Contest 9, but on 26th July, the national selection was confirmed by the broadcaster for the start of September and the last week before the songs deadline. All the songs were presented at once on Monday 28th July, during a live streaming.

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. The final started on 3rd September 2014 with the voting lasting about four days, ending on 6th September 2014.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Sirius feat. Sebastian Lind "The Dreamers" 06 150
02 Elisabeth Carew "Sole Survivor" 07 143
03 Atle Pettersen "Shine" 03 155
04 Tooji "Packin' Guns" 08 122
05 Thea Oskarsen "One of a Kind" 02 174
06 Annsofi "Superfixation" 10 103
07 Maria Arredondo "Brief and Beautiful" 04 154
08 Tommy Fredvang "Kom igjen" (Go ahead) 09 111
09 Sophie Elise "Lionheart" 01 187
10 Anders Nilsen "Salsa Tequila" 05 151

The qualifiers announcements took place the same day. In the second round, only people from Norway could vote by SMS or by phone calling. The final results were revealed on 10th September 2014 and Sophie Elise was chosen to represent the host country with the song "Lionheart".

Draw Song Eastern Norway Northern Norway Central Norway Southern Norway Western Norway Total Place
1 "One of a kind" 13.867 15.484 11.522 12.973 11.156 65.002 2
2 "Lionheart" 21.150 10.598 7.188 12.609 19.842 71.387 1
3 "Brief and beautiful" 8.881 12.966 11.207 16.791 14.072 63.917 3
4 "Shine" 6.102 10.952 10.083 7.627 4.930 39.694 4

At Northvision

Support -10

Norway's support banner for NVSC #10 made by NRK

SophieEliseO

Sophie Elise in the opening ceremony in Bergen.

Due to the first place in the last edition, Norway didn't need to participate in the semi-finals. On 11th September 2014, it was decided that Norway would perform eighth in the Grand Final in Bergen.

"Lionheart" recieved 72 points from the 45 nations competing with the highest points coming from Turkey giving 10 to Sophie Elise and reached only up to the 22nd place, which was the worst result of Norway in a final.

Voting

Norway had to vote in the second semi-final. In the final, Norway announced their votes as 5th.

Points awarded to Norway

Points Awarded to Norway (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Norway

Semi-final 2 votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
10 Flag of Portugal Portugal
8 Flag of Romania Romania
7 Flag of Algeria Algeria
6 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
5 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
4 Flag of Serbia Serbia
3 Flag of Sweden Sweden
2 Flag of Turkey Turkey
1 Flag of San Marino San Marino

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Denmark Denmark
10 Flag of Israel Israel
8 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
7 Flag of Moldova Moldova
6 Flag of Finland Finland
5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
4 Flag of Serbia Serbia
3 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden
1 Flag of Ireland Ireland

Spokesperson and commentators

In Norway, the semi-finals and final were aired on NRK1, with commentary by Olav Viksmo Slettan while Line Elvsåshagen served as the radio commentator. The Norwegian spokesperson in the grand final were Nico & Vinz.

See also


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