Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Norway
National selection
Selection process Melodi Grand Prix 2011
100% Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-final
15 January 2011
22 January 2011
29 January 2011
Second Chance Round
5 February 2011
Final
12 February 2011
Selected entrant Stella Mwangi
Selected song "Haba Haba"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (17th)
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2011, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster, Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK).

Melodi Grand Prix 2011[edit]

NRK kicked off the preparations for the 2011 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest by calling for songs to take part in their national final, Melodi Grand Prix. All those interested could submit their entries until 15 September 2010. No restrictions as to the nationality of the participants were set. The entries to proceed to the televised stages of Melodi Grand Prix 2011 were revealed shortly after the submissions deadline.[1] In August, NRK announced the selection dates and some of the host cities for Melodi Grand Prix 2011. The first semi-final was held in Brekstad, Ørland on 15 January 2011, the second one in Florø one week later,[2] the third semi-final in Skien on 29 January 2011.[3] The Second Chance round was held in Sarpsborg on 5 February 2011. The final took place in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo on 12 February 2011.

On 12 October, NRK announced that 700 songs had been submitted. 21 of these were chosen to participate on the three semi-finals. Each semi-final contained 7 entries.[4] The first nine artists were announced by NRK on 22 November on a press conference.[5][6] On 29 November, the full line-up was announced by NRK.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date City Venue Heat
15 January Brekstad Hangar E, Ørland Hovedflystasjon Semi-final 1
22 January Florø Florø Idrettssenter Semi-final 2
29 January Skien Fritidspark Semi-final 3
5 February Sarpsborg Sparta Amfi Second Chance
12 February Oslo Oslo Spektrum Final

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1–15 January 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Carina Dahl "Guns & Boys" Carina Dahl (m & l), Nanna Martorell (m & l), Hanne Sørvaag (m & l) Out
2 Use Me "Daisy" Jim André Bergsted (m & l) Siste Sjansen 4th
3 Helene Bøksle "Vardlokk" Helene Bøksle (m), Sindre Hotvedt (m), Knut Avenstroup Haugen (m), Cecilie Larsen (l) Final 2nd
4 Sie Gubba "Alt du vil ha" Magne Almås (m & l), Petter Øien (m & l) Siste Sjansen 3rd
5 Gatas Parlament "Jobbe litt mindre og tjene litt mer" Jester (Alex Molkom) (m), Aslak Borgersrud (l), Elling Borgersrud (l), Martin Raknerud (l) Wildcard 5th
6 Sichelle "Trenger mer" Christine Dancke (m & l) Out
7 Åste & Rikke "Not That Easy (Ah-Åh-Ah-Åh)" Rikke Normann (m & l) Final 1st

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2–22 January 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Pernille & Marius "I'll Be Yours" Ovi (m & l), Johanna Demker (m & l), Björn Djupström (m & l) Wildcard 5th
2 Babel Fish "Depend on Me" Halvor Holter (m & l), Tarjei Van Ravens (m & l) Final 1st
3 Marika "Hungry for You (Gipsydance)" Marika Lejon (m & l) Out
4 Isabella Leroy "Sand" Isabella Leroy (m & l) Out
5 Endre "Oh, Oh (Puppy Love)" Samsaya Sharma (m & l), Jarl Aanestad (m & l) Siste Sjansen 3rd
6 Hanne Sørvaag "You’re Like a Melody" Hanne Sørvaag (m & l), Martin Hansen (m & l) Final 2nd
7 Mimi Blix "Allergic" Merethe La Verdi (m & l), Kjetil Schei (m) Siste Sjansen 4th

Semi-final 3[edit]

Semi-final 3–29 January 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Susperia "Nothing Remains" Terje Andersen (m), Christian Hagen (m), Kenneth Åkesson (m),
Håkon Didriksen (m), Øyvind Mustaparta (m), Pål Mathisen (l)
Siste Sjansen 4th
2 Noora Noor "Gone With the Wind" Simone Larsen (m & l), Moh Denebi (m & l), Jennifer Brown (m & l), Bjørn Djupström (m & l) Out
3 Girl Happy "SOS" Tor Einar Krogtoft-Jensen (m & l), Christoffer Bergersen (m & l) Out
4 Grethe Svensen "Like Dreamers Do" Grethe Svensen (m), Tommy Berre (m), Simon Walker (l) Out
5 The BlackSheeps "Dance Tonight" Agnete Johnsen (m & l), Emelie Nilsen (m & l) Final 2nd
6 Stella Mwangi "Haba Haba" Beyond51 (m), Big City (m), Stella Mwangi (l) Final 1st
7 The Lucky Bullets "Fire Below" Knud Kleppe (m & l) Siste Sjansen 3rd

Siste Sjansen round[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Qualifiers
                   
         
  Use Me - "Daisy" Winner
 
  Pernille & Marius - "I'll Be Yours" Out  
  Use Me - "Daisy" Out
 
    Sie Gubba - "Alt du vil ha" Winner  
  Sie Gubba - "Alt du vil ha" Winner
 
  Mimi Blix - "Allergic" Out  
  Sie Gubba - "Alt du vil ha"
 
    The Lucky Bullets - "Fire Below"
  Gatas Parlament - "Jobbe litt mindre og tjene litt mer" Out
 
  The Lucky Bullets - "Fire Below" Winner  
  The Lucky Bullets - "Fire Below" Winner
 
    Susperia - "Nothing Remains" Out  
  Endre - "Oh, Oh (Puppy Love)" Out
  Susperia - "Nothing Remains" Winner  

Final[edit]

Final - 12 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
1 Helene Bøksle "Vardlokk" Helene Bøksle (m), Sindre Hotvedt (m), Knut Avenstroup Haugen (m), Cecilie Larsen (l)
2 Sie Gubba "Alt du vil ha" Magne Almås (m & l), Petter Øien (m & l)
3 Babel Fish "Depend on Me" Halvor Holter (m & l), Tarjei Van Ravens (m & l)
4 The Lucky Bullets "Fire Below" Knud Kleppe (m & l)
5 The BlackSheeps "Dance Tonight" Agnete Johnsen (m & l), Emelie Nilsen (m & l)
6 Stella Mwangi "Haba Haba" Beyond51 (m), Big City (m), Stella Mwangi (l)
7 Åste & Rikke "Not That Easy (Ah-Åh-Ah-Åh)" Rikke Normann (m & l)
8 Hanne Sørvaag "You're Like a Melody" Hanne Sørvaag (m & l), Martin Hansen (m & l)
Gold Final
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Audience Vote Jury Televote Total Place
1 The BlackSheeps "Dance Tonight" Agnete Johnsen (m & l), Emelie Nilsen (m & l) 1 602 26 000 127 457 155 059 2nd
2 Sie Gubba "Allt du vil ha" Magne Almås (m & l), Petter Øien (m & l) 386 10 000 84 498 94 884 4th
3 Stella Mwangi "Haba Haba" Beyond51 (m), Big City (m), Stella Mwangi (l) 3 616 28 000 248 601 280 217 1st
4 The Lucky Bullets "Fire Below" Knud Kleppe (m & l) 2 397 16 000 97 396 115 793 3rd

Voting[edit]

Song Oslo Spektrum
Audience Vote
Juries Televoting Regions
Ørland Florø Skien Sarpsborg Total Northern, Western
& Southern Norway
Eastern Norway
& Trøndelag
Total
"Dance Tonight" 1 602 8 000 8 000 6 000 4 000 26 000 50 088 77 369 127 457
"Alt du vil ha" 386 4 000 2 000 2 000 2 000 10 000 25 906 58 592 84 498
"Haba Haba" 3 616 6 000 6 000 8 000 8 000 28 000 121 388 127 213 248 601
"Fire Below" 2 397 2 000 4 000 4 000 6 000 16 000 51 976 45 420 97 396

At Eurovision[edit]

Norway competed in the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May, performing second on the night, after Poland's Magdalena Tul and before Aurela Gaçe from Albania. Although being one of the favorites to qualify to the final and to win the whole contest, Stella did not qualify, placing seventeenth with 30 points.

Points Awarded by Norway[8][edit]

Points Awarded to Norway (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-07-03). "Norway: NRK call for songs". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  2. ^ Svanes, Brit Jorunn (2010-10-20). "Florø får delfinale i MGP" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  3. ^ Schulstock, Marit (2010-10-08). "Ny MGP i januar" (in Norwegian). Varden. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  4. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (2010-10-12). "700 songs for 2011 MGP". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (22 November 2011). "Norway: NRK confirms first 9 names for Melodi Grand Prix". ESCToday.com. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Knap Saeby, Inger-Marit (22 November 2011). "Disse artistene deltar i MGP 2011" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Hondal, Victor (29 November 2011). "Norway: Full line up for Melodi Grand Prix revealed". ESCToday.com. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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