Full name
Kingdom of Norway
Capital
Oslo
Participations
58
First participation
1960 (Nora Brockstedt)
Broadcasters
NRK

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.

KEiiNO

KEiiNO

Spirit in the Sky

Participation history

Nora Brockstedt
Voi-voi
Final
11 points 4th
Nora Brockstedt
Sommer I Palma
Final
10 points 7th
Inger Jacobsen
Kom Sol, Kom Regn
Final
2 points 10th
Arne Bendiksen
Spiral
Final
6 points 8th
Kirsti Sparboe
Karusell
Final
1 points 13th
Åse Kleveland
Intet Er Nytt Under Solen
Final
15 points 3rd
Kirsti Sparboe
Dukkemann
Final
2 points 14th
Odd Børre
Stress
Final
2 points 13th
Kirsti Sparboe
Oj, Oj, Oj, Så Glad, Jeg Skal Bli
Final
1 points 16th
Hanne Krogh
Lykken Er...
Final
65 points 17th
Bendik Singers
It's Just A Game
Final
89 points 7th
Anne-Karine Ström and the Bendik Singers
The First Day Of Love
Final
3 points 14th
Ellen Nikolaysen
You Touched My Life With Summer
Final
11 points 18th
Anne-Karine Ström
Mata Hari
Final
7 points 18th
Anita Skorgan
Casanova
Final
18 points 14th
Jahn Teigen
Mil Etter Mil
Final
20th
Anita Skorgan
Oliver
Final
57 points 11th
Finn Kalvik
Aldri I Livet
Final
20th
Jahn Teigen
Do Re Mi
Final
53 points 9th
Dollie de Luxe
Lenge Leve Livet
Final
29 points 17th
Bobbysocks
La Det Swinge
🏆
Final
123 points 1st
Ketil Stokkan
Romeo
Final
44 points 12th
Kate Gulbrandsen
Mitt Liv
Final
65 points 9th
Karoline Krüger
For Vår Jord
Final
88 points 5th
Britt Synnøve Johansen
Venners Nærhet
Final
30 points 17th
Ketil Stokkan
Brandenburger Tor
Final
8 points 21st
Just 4 Fun
Mrs. Thompson
Final
14 points 17th
Merethe Trøan
Visjoner
Final
23 points 18th
Silje Vige
Alle Mine Tankar
Final
120 points 5th
Secret Garden
Nocturne
🏆
Final
148 points 1st
Elisabeth Andreasson
I Evighet
Final
114 points 2nd
Tor Endresen
San Francisco
Final
24th
Lars A. Fredriksen
Alltid Sommer
Final
79 points 8th
Stig André Van Eijk
Living My Life Without You
Final
35 points 14th
Charmed
My Heart Goes Boom
Final
57 points 11th
Haldor Lægreid
On My Own
Final
3 points 22nd
Jostein Hasselgård
I'm Not Afraid To Move On
Final
123 points 4th
Knut Anders Sørum
High
Grand Final
3 points 24th
Wig Wam
In My Dreams
qualified
Semi-Final
164 points 6th
Grand Final
125 points 9th
Christine Guldbrandsen
Alvedansen
Grand Final
36 points 14th
Guri Schanke
Ven A Bailar Conmigo
Semi-Final
48 points 18th
Maria
Hold On Be Strong
qualified
First Semi-Final
106 points 4th
Grand Final
182 points 5th
Alexander Rybak
Fairytale
qualified
Second Semi-Final
201 points 1st
🏆
Grand Final
387 points 1st
Didrik Solli-Tangen
My Heart Is Yours
Grand Final
35 points 20th
Stella Mwangi
Haba Haba
First Semi-Final
30 points 17th
Tooji
Stay
qualified
Second Semi-Final
45 points 10th
Grand Final
7 points 26th
Margaret Berger
I Feed You My Love
qualified
Second Semi-Final
120 points 3rd
Grand Final
191 points 4th
Carl Espen
Silent Storm
qualified
Second Semi-Final
77 points 6th
Grand Final
88 points 8th
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
A Monster Like Me
qualified
Second Semi-Final
123 points 4th
Grand Final
102 points 8th
Agnete
Icebreaker
Second Semi-Final
63 points 13th
JOWST
Grab The Moment
qualified
Second Semi-Final
189 points 5th
Grand Final
158 points 10th
Alexander Rybak
That's How You Write A Song
qualified
Second Semi-Final
266 points 1st
Grand Final
144 points 15th
KEiiNO
Spirit in the Sky
qualified
Second Semi-Final
210 points 7th
Grand Final
331 points 6th

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