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Norway made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960. The country has finished last more times than any other country, however, in the case of Jahn Teigen who scored zero points in 1978, it turned him into a star!

Norway has the dubious record of finishing last most times (11 in total), including scoring nul points on 4 occasions. On the other hand, Norway has won the contest 3 times and scored the biggest margin of victory ever in 2009.

Nora Brockstedt gave Norway its first top-five placing when the country debuted in 1960. She performed Voi Voi in London and finished in fourth place. Prior to the first Norwegian victory in 1985, the country had only once reached the top 5 in 1966. 10 years after Bobbysocks won with La Det Swinge in 1985, Secret Garden scored the second victory for Norway with Nocturne. The following year in Oslo, Norway finished second on home ground for the one and, to date, only time when Elisabeth Andreassen represented the country on home ground with the song I evighet.

Norway has finished last in every decade since the 1960s and more recently Norway finished last in Baku in 2012 with Stay performed by Tooji. However, it's not all bad news: since the Semi-Finals were introduced, Norway has only failed to qualify for the final on 3 occasions.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Give That Wolf A Banana
Semi-Final
6th - 177 points
Grand Final
10th - 182 points
Rotterdam 2021
Fallen Angel
Semi-Final
10th - 115 points
Grand Final
18th - 75 points
Rotterdam 2020
Attention
Tel Aviv 2019
Spirit in the Sky
Semi-Final
7th - 210 points
Grand Final
6th - 331 points
Lisbon 2018
That's How You Write A Song
Semi-Final
1st - 266 points
Grand Final
15th - 144 points
Kyiv 2017
Grab The Moment
Semi-Final
5th - 189 points
Grand Final
10th - 158 points
Stockholm 2016
Icebreaker
Semi-Final
13th - 63 points
Vienna 2015
A Monster Like Me
Semi-Final
4th - 123 points
Grand Final
8th - 102 points
Copenhagen 2014
Silent Storm
Semi-Final
6th - 77 points
Grand Final
8th - 88 points
Malmö 2013
I Feed You My Love
Semi-Final
3rd - 120 points
Grand Final
4th - 191 points
Baku 2012
Stay
Semi-Final
10th - 45 points
Grand Final
26th - 7 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Haba Haba
Semi-Final
17th - 30 points
Oslo 2010
My Heart Is Yours
Grand Final
20th - 35 points
Moscow 2009
Fairytale
Semi-Final
1st - 201 points
Grand Final
1st - 387 points
Belgrade 2008
Hold On Be Strong
Semi-Final
4th - 106 points
Grand Final
5th - 182 points
Helsinki 2007
Ven A Bailar Conmigo
Semi-Final
18th - 48 points
Athens 2006
Alvedansen
Grand Final
14th - 36 points
Kyiv 2005
In My Dreams
Semi-Final
6th - 164 points
Grand Final
9th - 125 points
Istanbul 2004
High
Grand Final
24th - 3 points
Riga 2003
I'm Not Afraid To Move On
Grand Final
4th - 123 points
Copenhagen 2001
On My Own
Grand Final
22nd - 3 points
Stockholm 2000
My Heart Goes Boom
Grand Final
11th - 57 points
Jerusalem 1999
Living My Life Without You
Grand Final
14th - 35 points
Birmingham 1998
Alltid Sommer
Grand Final
8th - 79 points
Dublin 1997
San Francisco
Grand Final
24th - 0 points
Oslo 1996
I Evighet
Grand Final
2nd - 114 points
Dublin 1995
Nocturne
Grand Final
1st - 148 points
Dublin 1994
Duett
Grand Final
6th - 76 points
Millstreet 1993
Alle Mine Tankar
Grand Final
5th - 120 points
Malmö 1992
Visjoner
Grand Final
18th - 23 points
Rome 1991
Mrs. Thompson
Grand Final
17th - 14 points
Zagreb 1990
Brandenburger Tor
Grand Final
21st - 8 points
Lausanne 1989
Venners Nærhet
Grand Final
17th - 30 points
Dublin 1988
For Vår Jord
Grand Final
5th - 88 points
Brussels 1987
Mitt Liv
Grand Final
9th - 65 points
Bergen 1986
Romeo
Grand Final
12th - 44 points
Gothenburg 1985
La Det Swinge
Grand Final
1st - 123 points
Luxembourg 1984
Lenge Leve Livet
Grand Final
17th - 29 points
Munich 1983
Do Re Mi
Grand Final
9th - 53 points
Harrogate 1982
Adieu
Grand Final
12th - 40 points
Dublin 1981
Aldri I Livet
Grand Final
20th - 0 points
The Hague 1980
Sámiid Ædnan
Grand Final
16th - 15 points
Jerusalem 1979
Oliver
Grand Final
11th - 57 points
Paris 1978
Mil Etter Mil
Grand Final
20th - 0 points
London 1977
Casanova
Grand Final
14th - 18 points
The Hague 1976
Mata Hari
Grand Final
18th - 7 points
Stockholm 1975
You Touched My Life With Summer
Grand Final
18th - 11 points
Brighton 1974
The First Day Of Love
Grand Final
14th - 3 points
Luxembourg 1973
It's Just A Game
Grand Final
7th - 89 points
Edinburgh 1972
Småting
Grand Final
14th - 73 points
Dublin 1971
Lykken Er...
Grand Final
17th - 65 points
Madrid 1969
Oj, Oj, Oj, Så Glad, Jeg Skal Bli
Grand Final
16th - 1 point
London 1968
Stress
Grand Final
13th - 2 points
Vienna 1967
Dukkemann
Grand Final
14th - 2 points
Luxembourg 1966
Intet Er Nytt Under Solen
Grand Final
3rd - 15 points
Naples 1965
Karusell
Grand Final
13th - 1 point
Copenhagen 1964
Spiral
Grand Final
8th - 6 points
London 1963
Solhverv
Grand Final
13th - 0 points
Luxembourg 1962
Kom Sol, Kom Regn
Grand Final
10th - 2 points
Cannes 1961
Sommer I Palma
Grand Final
7th - 10 points
London 1960
Voi-voi
Grand Final
4th - 11 points