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North Vision Song Contest 13
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 10
Selection date(s) 7 February 2015
Selected entrant Katastrofe
Selected song "Holde rundt deg"
Selected songwriter(s) Petter Kristiansen
Finals performance
Final result 16th, 103 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 13 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 10, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by the song "Holde rundt deg" performed by Katastrofe, being only the second song in the history of the contest sung in the Norwegian language. The entry was automatically qualified and it got the 16th place in the final with 103 points.

Den Norsken Sangen 10

On January 19, 2015, NRK confirmed the participation in the next North Vision Song Contest announcing along with this the tenth edition of Den Norsken Sangen to select the thirteenth Norwegian entry. 211 (from 234 last edition) 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.

NRK set a poll in order to let the public decide if the format should be changed and on January 24, 2015 the national selection returned to its old format with one single final after getting voted by the 44.12% of the voters. 32.35% voted for the format that was used in the last four editions and 23.53% voted for a brand new format including 2 semi-finals before a big final.

NRK announced the dates of the songs presentation on 24th January 2015; the first act would be revealed on 26th January 2015 and the last on 4th February 2015. The final started on 8th February 2015 with the voting lasting about three weeks. The results were announced on 2nd March 2015 with every country having a spokesperson to announce its votes and the scoreboard making its return.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Tom Hugo "Nothing but the Best" 10 114
02 Fender Heist feat. Frøder "Fighter" 4 174
03 Ida Wroldsen "Aliens (her er jeg)" 6 159
04 Cars & Calories "To The Extreme" 9 118
05 Raylee "Wish For You" 3 174
06 Mileo "Echo" 7 150
07 Liv Kristine feat. Michelle Darkness "Love Decay" 5 165
08 Donkeyboy "Hero" 8 147
09 Katastrofe "Holde rundt deg" (Hold around you) 1 213
10 Nora Jabri "Berlin Wall" 2 210

At Northvision

Support13

Norway's support banner for NVSC #13 made by IBA

On 28th February 2015, during the allocation draw, Norway was drawn to vote in the first semi-final. On 12th March 2015, the running order draw took place in Tel Aviv and Norway was drawn to perform 22nd in the Grand Final after being automatically qualified due to last edition's fourth place and therefore being member of the 'Big 5'.

Norway finally finished 16th, tied with Estonia, recieving 103 points with Poland giving their 12 points to Katastrofe. He said after the results that participating in the North Vision Song Contest was an amazing experience and he seemed satisfied with the Norwegian result.

Voting

Norway had to vote in the first semi-final. In the final, Norway announced their votes as 7th.

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 1 votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
10 Flag of Greece Greece
8 Flag of Croatia Croatia
7 Flag of Russia Russia
6 Flag of France France
5 Flag of Spain Spain
4 Flag of Romania Romania
3 Flag of Ireland Ireland
2 Flag of Andorra Andorra
1 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Sweden Sweden
10 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
8 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
7 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
6 Flag of France France
5 Flag of Estonia Estonia
4 Flag of Croatia Croatia
3 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
2 Flag of Albania Albania
1 Flag of Hungary Hungary

Spokesperson and commentators

In Norway, the semi-finals and final were aired on NRK1, with commentary by Olav Viksmo Slettan while Silje Reiten Nordnes served as the radio commentator. The Norwegian spokesperson in the grand final was Nora Jabri, runner-up of Den Norsken Sangen 10.

See also

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