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North Vision Song Contest 15
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 12
Selection date(s) Final:
28th July 2015
Gold final:
5th July 2015
Selected entrant Aurora
Selected song "Running with the Wolves"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Adam Scoffield
  • Magnus Skylstad
  • Nicolas Rebscher
  • Odd Martin Skålnes
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 112 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
◄ 14 Eurovision Heart 16 ►

Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 12, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by the song "Running with the Wolves" performed by Aurora. The entry was automatically qualified and it got the 9th place in the final with 112 points.

Before Northvision

On 28th May 2015, NRK confirmed the Norwegian participation in the fifteenth edition along with the twelfth edition of the usual national selection Den Norsken Sangen.

Den Norsken Sangen 12

245 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 the dates of the artists and songs presentation on 24th March 2015; on Monday 22nd June 2015 all the 10 artists were presented and 2 days later, on Wednesday 24th June 2015, all the songs were released in YouTube and Spotify worldwide. Carina Dahl, Tommy Fredvang and Norwegian-Iranian openly gay singer Tooji returned once again in Den Norsken Sangen. The Running Order for the first show was revealed on Friday, 26th June 2015.

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 28th June with the voting lasting about six days, ending on 3rd July 2015.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Sandra Lyng "Heels off" 3 151
02 Tommy Fredvang "Give It A Year" 8 111
03 Freddy Kalas "Pinne for landet" (Drink for the country) 7 134
04 Linni Meister "#nofilter" 9 103
05 CLMD feat. Jared Lee "Keep Dreaming" 6 139
06 Carina Dahl "(Come a Little) Closer" 2 176
07 Tooji "Father" 4 142
08 The Fjords "All In" 10 91
09 Aurora "Running with the Wolves" 1 204
10 Suite 16 "I Don't Think So" 5 141

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 12th July 2015 with Aurora winning the Gold Final with a big margin and therefore getting the ticket for Copenhagen.

# Song Eastern
Norway
Northern
Norway
Central
Norway
Southern
Norway
Western
Norway
Total Place
01. "(Come a Little) Closer" 13.810 9.122 10.242 17.782 18.212 69.168 2
02. "Running with the Wolves" 9.740 26.217 18.113 17.573 26.291 97.934 1
03. "Father" 12.838 17.571 17.300 7.570 4.493 57.952 3
04. "Heels Off" 13.612 8.910 4.365 7.075 11.004 44.946 4

Allocation/Running Order Draw

Support15

Norway's support banner for NVSC #15 made by DR

On 26th June 2015, during the Semi-finals Allocation Draw held in Copenhagen, Norway was allocated to vote in the second semi-final and got the wildcard, therefore being able to choose the performing number in the Grand Final.

During the Running Order Draw, held on 3rd July 2015, it was announced that NRK chose to perform pre-last in the final.

At Northvision

Auroralive

Aurora performing in Copenhagen.

Before flying to Copenhagen, Norway wasn't considered as one of the favourites to win placing 27th in the Betting Odds before the 3 shows. The first rehearsal took place on Wednesday, 5th August with Norway rehearsing last from the Big 6 countries. The second rehearsal was scheduled for Tuesday, 11th August with the dress rehearsal for the 14th of August. Norway finished 9th in the final recieving 112 points, getting 12 points twice from the Czech Republic and from Greece.

After the contest, the song was nominated in 3 categories for the awards of the Best Alternative, Northern and Big 6 song. On 14 September 2015 it was announced that "Running with the Wolves" won the award for the best Northern song of the edition. On 6 September 2015, the split results were revealed. Norway came thirteenth in the televoting and tenth in the juries in the grand final. Before the final voting, it was revealed that Norway came 2nd in the Web Award voting.  

Voting

Norway had to vote in the second semi-final. In the final, Norway announced their votes as 17th.

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 Latvia Latvia
10 Flag of Andorra Andorra
8 Flag of Israel Israel
7 Flag of Germany Germany
6 Flag of Finland Finland
5 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
4 Flag of Greece Greece
3 Flag of Belgium Belgium
2 Flag of Armenia Armenia
1 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Israel Israel
10 Flag of Andorra Andorra
8 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
7 Flag of Germany Germany
6 Flag of Sweden Sweden
5 Flag of Finland Finland
4 Flag of Monaco Monaco
3 Flag of Georgia Georgia
2 Flag of Algeria Algeria
1 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia

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 Carina Dahl, who came second in Den Norsken Sangen 12 and represented Norway in the North Vision Song Contest 2.

See also

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