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Gåte win Norway's Melodi Grand Prix

03 February 2024 at 22:05 CET
Gåte have won Melodi Grand Prix Celina Øier / NRK
Gåte have won Melodi Grand Prix in Norway with their song 'Ulveham'.

Gåte – Ulveham

Gåte had their breakthrough at the start of the 2000s and would quickly become a Norwegian treasure. Their unique combination of traditional Norwegian folk music and explosive rock lifted them out of the rehearsal basement and onto some of the biggest stages. The band experienced huge success with spectacular live shows, two critically acclaimed studio albums, two EPs and a live album. During this period, Gåte sold more than 100,000 albums, went straight to the top of the VG-lista chart and won the Spellemann Award 2002 for Best Newcomer.

The critically acclaimed band took a 12-year break before making a long-awaited return in 2017. Since then, Gåte has once again delivered concerts and music to brilliant reception and reviews.

Melodi Grand Prix

9 songs competed on Saturday night's Melodi Grand Prix final, with a public vote and a jury vote deciding on our winner. 

1. Gåte - Ulveham 76174250
2. KEiiNO - Damdiggida98146244
3. Super Rob & Erika Norwich - My A.I.45120165
4. Gothminister - We Come Alive3580115
5. Anne Fagermo & Dag Erik Oksvold - Judge Tenderly of Me5847105
6. MIIA - Green Lights542276
7. Margaret Berger - Oblivion261945
8. Ingrid Jasmin - Eya222042
9. Annprincess - Save Me161733


Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest

Norway made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960. Nora Brockstedt gave the Nordic nation its very first Top 5 placing that year; she performed Voi Voi in London and finished in 4th place. 

Prior to the first Norwegian victory in 1985, the country had only once reached the Top 3 once, in 1966. 10 years after Bobbysocks brought Norway that first win with La Det Swinge in 1985, Secret Garden scored the second victory for Norway with Nocturne. The following year in Oslo, Norway finished in second place on home ground for the first and, to date, only time, when Bobbysocks' Elisabeth Andreassen represented the country solo with the song I evighet.

Alexander Rybak famously gave Norway its third Eurovision victory in 2009, with the endlessly charming Fairytale.

The country has the dubious record of finishing last most times (11 in total), including scoring nul points on 4 occasions. 

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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