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North Vision Song Contest 7
Country Flag of Norway Norway
National selection
Selection process Den Norsken Sangen 04
Selection date(s) 11 January 2014
Selected entrant Maria Mena
Selected song "All the Love"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (4th, 85 points)
Final result 12th, 111 points
Norway in the North Vision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the North Vision Song Contest 7 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national competition Den Norsken Sangen 04, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Norway was represented by the song "All the Love" performed by Maria Mena. The entry qualified from the first semi-final and placed 12th in the final, scoring 111 points.

Den Norsken Sangen 04

On 30th December 2013, hours before the first semi-final of North Vision Song Contest 6, NRK announced along with the confirmation for the next North Vision Song Contest, a fourth edition of Den Norsken Sangen would be held to decide the song that would represent Norway in North Vision Song Contest 7. The format would be the same with the previous edition of DNS.

The foreign act this time was Faydee, a popular Australian pop singer with the song "Can't Let Go" which made great success in Southern Europe mainly after the show. Also, Maria Mena (NVSC #05) & Carina Dahl (NVSC #02) confirmed their participation and tried for a second time to participate in the contest. The songs were announced one by one, for the next 10 days.

The voting opened on 11th January 2014 and closed on 17th January. On 20th January, the final results were announced. Maria Mena won for the second time the national selection and took a second chance to represent Norway in North Vision Song Contest 7 with the song "All the Love".

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 Faydee "Can't Let Go" 07 155
02 Gromth feat. Emil Solli-Tangen "Alone" 09 114
03 Tommy Fredvang "Vampyrane" (Vampire) 04 181
04 Donkeyboy "Pull of the Eye" 03 188
05 Secret Sebastian feat. Katlin Mathison "Invincible" 06 167
06 DJ Broiler "Spacedance" 10 85
07 Carina Dahl "If That's the Only Way" 02 206
08 Martin Blomvik "Det Vakje Mi Tid"(It Wasn't My Time) 05 168
09 Sirkus Eliassen "Fullstendig Feilfri" (Completely Flowless) 08 125
10 Maria Mena "All the Love" 01 235

Promotion

Support -7

Norway's support banner for NVSC #07 made by BBC

A music video was (before the contest) made by TRM for the song which was the official for the contest, too. On 16th February 2014, Maria Mena performed in the seventh North Vision in Concert held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Maria was one of the favourites to qualify from the semi-final according to the Betting Odds, placing 11th.

At Northvision

7 - Maria Mena

Maria Mena performing "All the Love" in Liverpool

On 9th February 2014, the Running Order Draw took place in Liverpool and it was decided that Norway would perform last in the first semi-final of North Vision Song Contest 7. The team arrived in Liverpool on 18th February 2014 and Maria made her first rehearseal on Friday 21st February in Echo Arena.

On 24th February, Maria Mena performed last in the audience of Liverpool. On 3rd March, the results of the semifinal were announced. Maria Mena was announced as the first qualifier in the final of North Vision Song Contest 7, making it with her second participation in the contest finishing fourth with 85 points as it was announced after the show. On 4th March, Maria selected to perform as thirteenth in the Finalists' Running Order Draw. Maria said some hours before the final of 28th March: "I don't have fear or I'm not nervous, it isn't the first concert of my career. Also, it is my second participation in the contest, that means that I have already performed 2 times in the Northvision stage and now I have more experience. I will give my best for my country. Our goal was to qualify and now my goal is to make the better result of Norway so far. That means a fifth place but it's very very difficult. I will try and we'll see." When she was asked by reporters who is her biggest opponent she answered: "Me and myself. If I feel that I've done the best that I could then I am a winner for me."

In the night of the results, Norway scored 111 points (12 points from Moldova and Azerbaijan) in the night of the results and finished in the 12th place returning in the top 15. Maria Mena was more than satisfied with her second (and more successful) participation in the North Vision Song Contest.

Voting

Norway participated and had to vote in the first semi-final. In the final, Norway had announced their votes as 34th.

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 Iceland Iceland
10 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
8 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
7 Flag of Ireland Ireland
6 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
5 Flag of France France
4 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
3 Flag of Portugal Portugal
2 Flag of Greece Greece
1 Flag of Malta Malta

Final votes

Points Country
12 Flag of Russia Russia
10 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
8 Flag of Iceland Iceland
7 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
6 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
5 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
4 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
3 Flag of Romania Romania
2 Flag of Morocco Morocco
1 Flag of Austria Austria

Spokesperson and commentators

In Norway, the semi-finals and final were aired on NRK1, with commentary by Synnøve Svabø while Line Elvsåshagen served as the radio commentator. The Norwegian spokesperson in the grand final was Carl Espen.

See also

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