Norway competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, represented by Knut Anders Sørum with the song "High". The song was chosen as the Norwegian entry for the 2004 contest through the Melodi Grand Prix contest.
12 songs competed to become the Norwegian entry for Eurovision, with the winner decided by two rounds of televoting. The first round of televoting selected the top 4 songs, which progressed to the "Super Final". A second round was then used to select the winner.
Melodi Grand Prix 2004 - 6 March 2004
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
Aslak J. Johnsen
"I Don't Understand Her"
Aslak Johnsen (m & l), Benjamin Sletten (m & l), Anders Bjørknes (m & l)
As Jostein Hasselgård came fourth for Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, Norway was an automatic finalist for the 2004 Eurovision final, held on 15 May. On the night of the final Knut Anders Sørum performed third in the running order, following Austria and preceding France. Norway received 3 points for Knut's performance of "High", all from neighbours Sweden, coming 24th and last. This was Norway's tenth last place finish in Eurovision, a record that has, as of 2011, yet to be broken.
As Norway failed to reach the top 10 in the final, the country was forced to compete in the semi-final of the 2005 Contest.