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North Vision Song Contest 14
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 11
Selection date(s) Final:
6th April 2015
Gold final:
17th April 2015
Selected entrant Alexandra Joner
Selected song "Cinderella"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Erik Smaaland
  • Kristoffer Tømmerbakke (GoToGuy)
  • Thea Oskarsen
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (1st, 127 points)
Final result 4th, 159 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
◄ 13 Eurovision Heart 15 ►

Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 14 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 11, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by the song "Cinderella" performed by Alexandra Joner. The entry qualified from the first semi-final and placed 4th in the final, scoring 159 points.

Den Norsken Sangen 11

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Basic logo introduced since the 11th edition of Den Norsken Sangen

On 23rd March 2015, it was announced that Norway would participate in the fourteenth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was also confirmed that another DNS edition would be held presenting along with it a new basic logo.

228 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 announced on 24th March that the format would return to the usual one and that it was changed last edition due to the celebration of 10 editions. Also, the songs weren't presented each day, but all of them on Saturday 4th April. NRK announced the dates of the artists presentation on 24th March 2015; the first act would be revealed on 25th March 2015 and the last on 3rd April 2015. NRK presented the artists each day along with a 15 seconds snipet of their entry. There was positive feedback by the fans for the new idea of the Norwegian broadcaster.

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 6th April with the voting lasting about ten days, ending on 15th April 2015.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Isak Heim "Out of Space" 10 93
02 Emila "Phoenix" 5 147
03 Kirsti Hansen "Er jeg en lek" (I am a game) 8 128
04 Alexandra Joner "Cinderella" 1 218
05 Jenny Langlo "Next to You" 3 200
06 Morgan Sulele "Kong vinter" (King Winter) 9 126
07 Rikke Lie "Paperboat" 4 153
08 Erlend Bratland "Thunderstruck" 2 215
09 SERVED "Få Meg Til Å Le" (Get me to laugh) 6 147
10 Karin Park "Human Beings" 7 139

The qualifiers announcements took place the next day. In the second round, only people from Norway could vote by SMS or by phone calling. The final results were revealed on 1st May 2015 with Alexandra Joner winning the Gold Final with a big margin and returning therefore the contest.

Draw Song Eastern Norway Northern Norway Central Norway Southern Norway Western Norway Total Place
01 "Next to You" 7.314 7.783 17.236 12.227 13.099 57.659 2
02 "Cinderella" 25.945 11.511 18.720 17.516 20.951 94.643 1
03 "Thunderstruck" 11.452 13.631 7.075 12.999 9.950 52.772 3
04 "Paperboat" 5.289 4.740 9.304 7.258 6.000 34.926 4

At Northvision

Support -14

Norway's support banner for NVSC #14 made by NTK

On 1st May 2015, during the Allocation Draw, Norway was allocated to perform in the first half of the first semi-final and was drawn to sing 2nd during the Semi-finals Running Order which took place on 18th May 2015, in Astana City Hall. Joner, already known in the NVSC public from her first participation with "Come Inside Me", was one of the fan favourites before the contest placing in the top 10 in the betting odds of the contest.

Norway managed to qualify and was announced as the first finalist. In the press conference after the semi-final, Alexandra was drawn to perform 8th in the Grand Final after Monaco and before Germany. Norway finished 4th in the final recieving 159 points with 12 points coming from Armenia. It was shortly after revealed, that Norway came first in the semi-final for the first time. This was the third best result for the Nordic country back then and Alexandra seemed very satisfied and happy making it to the top 5 and bringing a much better result than her first participation.

On 26th June 2015, the split results were revealed. Norway won the televoting and came second in the juries for the first semi-final and was placed third in the televoting and seventh in the juries for the final. The song was nominated in 4 categories for the awards of the Best Dance / R&B, English, Northern and Top 6 song. On 6th July 2015, it was announced that it won in the category of the Best English Song.

Voting

Norway participated and had to vote in the first semi-final. In the final, Norway announced their votes as 11th.

Points awarded to Norway

Points Awarded to Norway (Semi-final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
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 Lebanon Lebanon
10 Flag of Turkey Turkey
8 Flag of Russia Russia
7 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
6 Flag of Italy Italy
5 Flag of Andorra Andorra
4 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
3 Flag of Estonia Estonia
2 Flag of Latvia Latvia
1 Flag of Georgia Georgia

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Croatia Croatia
10 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
8 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
7 Flag of Turkey Turkey
6 Flag of Russia Russia
5 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
4 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
3 Flag of Georgia Georgia
2 Flag of Ireland Ireland
1 Flag of Latvia Latvia

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 Erlend Bratland, who came third in Den Norsken Sangen 11.

See also

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