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North Vision Song Contest 20
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 17
Selection date(s) 1 August 2016
Selected entrant Dagny feat. Børns
Selected song "Fool's Gold
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Brittany M. Amaradio
  • Garrett Borns
  • Dagny Sandvik
  • Tom Schleiter
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (5th, 204 points)
Final result 9th, 256 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the twentieth edition of the North Vision Song Contest which was hosted in Tirana, Albania. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 17, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by Dagny featuring American singer Børns with the song "Fool's Gold". The entry qualified from the second semi-final and finished 9th with 256 points.

Before Northvision

NRK announced that Norway will participate in the twentieth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. Despite the outcome of the last edition with Norway getting one of the worst results in their history, the broadcaster didn't want to miss the anniversary edition marking 20 editions of Norway in the contest.

Den Norsken Sangen 17

The format returned to the usual DNS format with 2 rounds. NRK presented the list of the 10 candidates with some familiar faces in it. Former NVSC winner Alida returned in a collaboration with DJ CLMD. Aneea (formerly known as Anja), Raylee, Dagny, Jesper Jenset and Astrid S were among the artists that returned to the selection.

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 23 July with the voting lasting about five days, ending on 27 July 2016. The qualifiers announcements took place on 28 July 2016.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Jenny Augusta "Drit og dra" (Fuck off) 10 62
02 OMVR "Bad News" 6 145
03 Aneea "Champions in White" 8 106
04 Fasit "Leave It" 7 109
05 CLMD feat. Alida "Night Train" 5 153
06 Espen "Work Like Beyoncé" 9 80
07 Raylee "Falling Awake" 3 203
08 Dagny feat. Børns "Fool's Gold" 1 242
09 Jesper Jenset "High" 4 183
10 Astrid S "Paper Thin" 2 225

In the second round, only people from Norway could vote by SMS or by phone calling. The final results were revealed on 1 August and Dagny feat. Børns were announced as the big winners and got the right to represent Norway in the anniversary edition of the North Vision Song Contest 20 with their pop indie song "Fool's Gold".

# Song Eastern
Norway
Northern
Norway
Central
Norway
Southern
Norway
Western
Norway
Total Place
01. "Paper Thin" 7.538 15.491 8.117 8.928 19.974 60.048 2
02. "Falling Awake" 7.480 1.862 13.190 8.116 7.991 38.639 4
03. "Fool's Gold" 28.021 16.396 19.759 15.179 17.305 96.660 1
04. "High" 6.961 16.251 8.934 17.777 4.730 54.653 3

At Northvision

Support20

Norway's support banner for NVSC #20 made by RTSH

On 3 August 2016, the semi-final allocation draw for the North Vision Song Contest 20 took place at the Rogner Hotel, in Tirana where all the HoDs met to generally discuss about the upcoming edition. Norway was drawn to perform in the first half of the second semi-final.

Norway was once again the first favourite to win the contest according to the betting odds. Dagny & Børns performed in a promotional tour in Scandinavia and in the United Kingdom before the contest. "Fool's Gold" soon had a big fanbase and the Norwegian team was travelling to Albania with a lot of hope.

Dagnylive

Dagny performing in Tirana, Albania.

On 14 August 2016, the Running Order of the two semi-finals was revealed by the NBU. The running order was made by the NBU council to determine the starting positions of the semifinalists during the North Vision Song Contest shows. Dagny & Børns were decided to perform sixth after Switzerland and before Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second semi-final. With no big surprise in it, Norway was announced as the fifth finalist. Later this night, the Running Order of the final was revealed by the NBU. The Nordic country had to perform fifth after Germany and before Ireland. They finished in the ninth place with 256 points recieving 12 points from the Croatian and Estonian juries and from the Czech televoting. Norway came 9th in the jury voting with 140 points but only 15th in the televoting with 113 points, recieving 3 points from the Rest of the World-jury too.

Voting

Norway participated and had to vote in the second semi-final. In the final, Norway announced their votes as 33rd.

Points awarded to Norway

Points Awarded to Norway (Semi-final)
Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Televote
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)
Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Televote
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 Jury Televoting
12 Flag of France France Denmark Denmark
10 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
8 Denmark Denmark Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
7 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
6 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Flag of France France
5 Flag of Moldova Moldova Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
4 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H
3 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Flag of Andorra Andorra
2 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Flag of Hungary Hungary
1 Flag of Andorra Andorra Flag of Moldova Moldova
Final votes
Points Jury Televoting
12 Denmark Denmark Flag of Germany Germany
10 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
8 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Denmark Denmark
7 Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Georgia Georgia
6 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
5 Flag of France France Flag of Romania Romania
4 Flag of Georgia Georgia Flag of Portugal Portugal
3 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag of Sweden Sweden
2 Flag of Morocco Morocco Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
1 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Flag of Lebanon Lebanon

Spokesperson and commentators

In Norway, the semi-finals and final were aired on NRK1, with commentary by Ronny Brede Aase while Markus Ekrem Neby served as the radio commentator. The Norwegian spokespersons in the grand final were bronze medalists in rowing in 2016 Rio Olympics Kristoffer Brun & Are Strandli.

See also

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