High (Knut Anders Sørum song)

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Norway "High"
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry
Country Norway
Artist(s) Knut Anders Sørum
Language English
Composer(s) Thomas Thörnholm,
Lars Andersson
Lyricist(s) Dan Attlerud
Finals performance
Final result 24th
Final points 3
Appearance chronology
◄ "I'm Not Afraid To Move On" (2003)   
"In My Dreams" (2005) ►

"High" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Knut Anders Sørum.

The song is a dramatic ballad, with Sørum expressing his desire to bring an unnamed person "high". The lyrics suggest that this person has been beset by problems, and that Sørum believes he can go some way to curing them.

As Norway had finished the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 in the top 10, the song was pre-qualified for the final. Here, it was performed third, following Austria's Tie Break with "Du bist" and preceding France's Jonatan Cerrada with "À chaque pas". At the close of voting, it had received 3 points, placing 24th (last) in a field of 24, thus requiring Norway to qualify through the semi-final at the next Contest.

The low score, and long wait before Norway scored any points at all, led Australian commentator Des Mangan to jokingly offer money for anyone prepared to vote for the country. Initially, this was "a thousand bucks", later climbing to "ten thousand bucks and my house". Mangan explained during this commentary that he did not want Norway to further extend its unwanted record of failing to record a point on the most occasions.

The song was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 2005 contest by Wig Wam with "In My Dreams".