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North Vision Song Contest 4
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal selection
Song: Den Norsken Sangen 01
Selection date(s) Artist announcement:
31 July 2013
National final:
1 August 2013
Selected entrant Alexandra Joner
Selected song "Come Inside Me"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (7th, 76 points)
Final result 16th, 93 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
◄ 3 Eurovision Heart 5 ►

Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 4 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 01, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by the song "Come Inside Me" performed by Alexandra Joner. The entry qualified from the second semi-final and placed 16th in the final, scoring 93 points.

Den Norsken Sangen 01

On 13th July 2013, NRK confirmed the Norwegian participation in the fourth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. There were rumours that a national selection would be held for the first time. On 30th July 2013, it was confirmed that the artist who would represent Norway in North Vision Song Contest 4 would be internally selected but a national selection would take place to choose the song that would represent Norway in Sweden. It was the first time that NRK confirmed a project like this and would pay costs for the selection, so the expectations were high. Some hours later, it was announced that Den Norsken Sangen which means The Norwegian Song in English would be the name of the national selection for the chosen artist.

Support -4

Norway's support banner for NVSC #04 made by SVT

On 31st July 2013, the selected artist was announced. Alexandra Joner, Norwegian singer and dancer with Cuban roots was presented as the fourth artist to represent Norway in the contest. On 1st August, 3 songs fought for the right to represent Norway and "Come Inside Me" was the winner song written by Hitesh Ceon, Kim Ofstad and Yolanda Celini while "Sunrise" featuring Madcon was placed second and "Next To You" third and last.

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Alexandra Joner "Next To You" 3 120
02 Alexandra Joner "Come Inside Me" 1 140
03 Alexandra Joner "Sunrise" 2 130

At Northvision

Image

Alexandra Joner performing "Come Inside Me" in Gothenburg.

The team arrived in Gothenburg on 12th August and the first rehearsal took place on 13th August in Scandinavium. During the semi-final allocation draw, Norway was drawn to compete in the first half of the first semi-final. Norway performed sixth in the semi-final and qualified, placing 7th and scoring 76 points while the country was announced as the first qualifier. During the qualifiers press conference, Alexandra Joner chose to perform in the first half of the final and were later drawn to perform eleventh. Norway recieved only one set of 12 points from Israel and placed 16th in the final ranking with 93 points, a quite average result for Norway despite the positive feedback the song had recieved.

Voting

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 Italy Italy
10 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
8 Flag of Estonia Estonia
7 Flag of Malta Malta
6 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
5 Flag of Turkey Turkey
4 Flag of Poland Poland
3 Flag of Latvia Latvia
2 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
1 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Belgium Belgium
10 Flag of Denmark Denmark
8 Flag of Romania Romania
7 Flag of Italy Italy
6 Flag of Moldova Moldova
5 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
4 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
3 Flag of France France
2 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
1 Flag of Ireland Ireland

Spokesperson and commentators

In Norway, the semi-finals and final were aired on NRK1, with commentary by Per Sundnes while Ronny Brede Aase served as the radio commentator. The Norwegian spokesperson in the grand final was Tooji.

See also

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