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North Vision Song Contest 18
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 15
Selection date(s) Final:
30 January 2016
Gold final:
7 February 2016
Selected entrant MIIA
Selected song "Dynasty"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Hillary Bernstein
  • Joachim Rygg
  • Mario Valdes
  • Mia Virik Brubakken
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (2nd, 115 points)
Final result 3rd, 176 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 18. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 15, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by MIIA with the song "Dynasty". The entry qualified from the first semi-final and finished 3rd with 176 points.

Before Northvision

On Christmas Day, NRK opened the submission for the 15th edition of Den Norsken Sangen, automatically confirming the participation in the 18th edition of the North Vision Song Contest.

Interested artists could apply with their song in the website of nrk.no. 5 of them would be chosen for the live show in Oslo. The rest 5 acts would be chosen by music labels in Norway. The deadline for submitting the entry was on 31 December 2015.

Den Norsken Sangen 15

NRK announced the ten candidates names on Monday 25 January 2016 with a small teaser of their songs. On 29 January 2016, all the songs got revealed and available in Spotify. Maria Mena returned to the selection for the third time. The running order for the show was revealed on 29 January 2016.

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 30 January with the voting lasting about seven days, ending on 6 February 2016. The qualifiers announcements took place on 7 February 2016.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Alan Walker "Faded" 3 227
02 Hanne Leland "One Last Chance" 9 133
03 Alexander With "Better" 8 137
04 Sonny Alven feat. Emmi "Our Youth" 6 146
05 Gabrielle "Mellom skyene" (Between the clouds) 4 225
06 Patrick Jørgensen "Million Questions" 10 106
07 Maria Mena "I Don't Wanna See You With Her" 2 231
08 Innertier feat. Lex Press "Langt igjen å gå" (Long way to go) 7 138
09 Dagny "Backbeat" 5 190
10 MIIA "Dynasty" 1 265

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 14 February and MIIA was announced as the winner and got the right to represent Norway in the North Vision Song Contest 18 with her strong ballad "Dynasty".

# Song Eastern
Norway
Northern
Norway
Central
Norway
Southern
Norway
Western
Norway
Total Place
01. "Mellom skyene" 13.229 20.834 18.597 18.702 7.065 78.427 3
02. "Faded" 19.982 12.686 16.293 20.602 28.117 97.740 2
03. "Dynasty" 11.578 19.307 22.790 16.894 30.392 100.961 1
04. "I Don't Wanna See You With Her" 25.211 17.173 12.320 13.802 4.336 72.872 4

At Northvision

Support -18

Norway's support banner for NVSC #18 made by VRT

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 6 February 2016 at the Le Châtelain hotel in Brussels. Norway was drawn to perform and vote in the second half of the first semi-final. On 29th February, during the Running Order Draw, MIIA was drawn to perform 20th.

Norway was the big favourite to win the contest according to the betting odds. MIIA managed to win the hearts of the fans with her strong voice and "Dynasty" placed high in the charts. Without surprises, Norway was announced as the third finalist in the semi-final of 12th March 2016. In the qualifiers press conference, the country was drawn to perform 2nd after Albania and before Switzerland. MIIA told the press before the final show: "The big time has come. After months of work and practise, it's time to show Europe why we are here. I feel a bit stressed but I try to think that everything will be okay!". Despite the early running position, "Dynasty" finished in the 3rd place getting 176 points, only 10 points away from the first place. The country recieved 12 points twice, from Spain and Turkey.

On 27 April 2016 the split results were revealed. Norway won the jury voting in both semi-final and final, coming 2nd in the semi-final televoting and 14th in the final one. After the contest, MIIA was nominated as the best female artist while "Dynasty" for the best pop, ballad, English, Northern song and the best Top 6 entry. At the awards ceremony, Norway won 3 awards in total for the best pop, ballad and Northern 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 Germany Germany
10 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
8 Flag of Armenia Armenia
7 Flag of Sweden Sweden
6 Flag of Estonia Estonia
5 Flag of Hungary Hungary
4 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
2 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
1 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Italy Italy
10 Flag of Andorra Andorra
8 Flag of Germany Germany
7 Flag of Poland Poland
6 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
5 Flag of Armenia Armenia
4 Flag of Romania Romania
3 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden
1 Flag of Estonia Estonia

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, announcing that this was his last edition. The Norwegian spokesperson in the grand final was Agnete Johnsen.

See also

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