Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983

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Eurovision Song Contest 1983
Country  Norway
National selection
Selection process Melodi Grand Prix 1983
Selection date(s) 25 February 1983
Selected entrant Jahn Teigen
Selected song "Do Re Mi"
Finals performance
Final result 9th=, 53 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway was represented by Jahn Teigen, with the song '"Do Re Mi", at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 23 April in Munich. "Do Re Mi" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 25 February. This was the third and final Eurovision appearance by Teigen. Although uncredited on this occasion, one of his backing singers was Anita Skorgan, making her fourth appearance in seven years.

Final[edit]

The MGP was held at the studios of broadcaster NRK in Oslo, hosted by Ivar Dyrhaug. Ten songs took part in the final, with the winner chosen by voting from 12 regional juries.[1]

MGP - 25 February 1983
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Ketil Stokkan "Samme charmeur" 107 2
2 Anita Hegerland "Nå er jeg alene" 57 7
3 Elisabeth Berg "Music" 20 10
4 Nissa Nyberget "Du ber meg om evighet" 70 5
5 Cathy Ryen "Lengsel" 59 6
6 Olav Stedje "Melodi" 83 4
7 Jahn Teigen "Do Re Mi" 120 1
8 Inger Lise Rypdal & Freddy Berg "Elegi" 37 9
9 Susanne Fuhr "Det fineste jeg vet" 45 8
10 Dizzie Tunes "Gjennom ild og vann" 98 3
Jury Votes
Song A B C D E F G H I J K L Total
Samme charmeur 10 8 6 5 8 10 12 8 12 6 10 12 107
Nå er jeg alene 6 3 7 1 3 5 4 6 8 5 4 5 57
Music 1 1 1 7 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 20
Du ber meg om evighet 3 10 8 4 5 6 7 5 4 4 6 8 70
Lengsel 5 5 4 3 7 4 5 4 5 10 3 4 59
Melodi 8 12 5 2 4 8 10 7 6 7 7 7 83
Do Re Mi 12 6 12 8 6 12 8 12 10 12 12 10 120
Elegi 2 4 2 12 2 2 3 2 2 1 2 3 37
Det fineste jeg vet 4 2 3 6 10 3 2 3 3 3 5 1 45
Gjennom ild og vann 7 7 10 10 12 7 6 10 7 8 8 6 98

A=Sameradioen (Karasjok), B=Østlandssendingen (Oslo), C=Rogaland (Stavanger), D=Trøndelag (Trondheim), E=Hedmark (Elverum), F=Finnmark (Vadsø), G=Hordaland (Bergen), H=Telemark (Porsgrunn), I=Troms (Tromsø), J=Sørlandet (Kristiansand), K=Møre og Romsdal (Ålesund), L=Nordland (Bodø)

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Teigen performed second in the running order, following France and preceding the United Kingdom. At the close of voting "Do Re Mi" had picked up 53 points (the highest being 8s from Denmark and the Netherlands), placing Norway joint 9th (with Austria) of the 20 entries, the country's first top 10 finish since 1973. The Norwegian jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.[2]

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