Brandenburger Tor (song)

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Norway "Brandenburger Tor"
Eurovision Song Contest 1990 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Pete Knutsen
Finals performance
Final result
21st
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Venners nærhet" (1989)   
"Mrs. Thompson" (1991) ►

"Brandenburger Tor" ("The Brandenburg Gate") was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, performed in Norwegian by Ketil Stokkan.

The song is inspired by the collapse of the Berlin Wall, with Stokkan singing about the amazement that many Europeans felt as the Wall came down, and also at the reunification of Berlin, with the titular Brandenburg Gate no longer representing the border between West and East Germany. As befits the triumphant lyrical theme, the song is performed over an up-tempo beat.

The song was performed ninth on the night, following Iceland's Stjórnin with "Eitt lag enn" and preceding Israel's Rita with "Shara Barkhovot". At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 21st (equal last) in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 1991 Contest by Just 4 Fun with "Mrs. Thompson".

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