We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Norway. In a period of five weeks, we are going to remind you of the most memorable Norwegian entries.
KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky
In 2019, Norway selected KEiiNO and their song “Spirit In The Sky” to sent in Tel Aviv. The song was in English with some phrases in Northen Sami. The song was composed by Tom Hugo Hermansen, Henrik Tala, Fred-René Buljo, Rüdiger Schramm, Alexander Olsson, Alexandra Rotan and Alexander N Olsson. At the final, KEiiNO placed 6th with 331 points.
Norway in the Eurovision 🇳🇴
Norway debuted in the contest in 1960. Since then, the country has participated 59 times. Norway has missed the contest twice. In 1970, Norway withdrew over its disagreement with the voting system (four countries won the 1969 contest). In 2002, was forced in withdrawal under the then rules of the contest.
The country has failed to qualify three times for the final – 2007, 2011 and 2016. Norway has a record number of last places – 11 times – 4 times of which with no points at all (1963, 1978, 1981 and 1997). In 2012, Tooji and his song “Stay” placed last at the final. That is the most recent last place of the Nordic country.
Norway has a total of twenty-four TOP-10 places, winning on three occasions. The first victory came in 1985 with Bobbysocks and “La det Swinge” and the second was in 1995 with Secret Garden and “Nocturne”. The most recent victory came in 2009; Alexander Rybak and his song “Fairytale” received 387 points, the most points any country had ever received under the 1975-2015 voting system.
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from Norway? Let us know in the comment box below.