Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Norway
National selection
Selection process Melodi Grand Prix 2012
Selection date(s) Semi-final
21 January 2012
28 January 2012
4 February 2012
Final
11 February 2012
Selected entrant Tooji
Selected song "Stay"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (10th, 45 points)
Final result 26th, 7 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Norwegian entry was selected through Melodi Grand Prix 2012, a national selection consisting of three semi-finals and a final, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Tooji represented Norway with the song "Stay", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 26th (last) in the final, scoring 7 points.[1][2]

Melodi Grand Prix 2012[edit]

On 30 June, NRK announced their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku, Azerbaijan.[3]

The deadline to submit the songs was on 2 September 2011. A special jury will select the 24 songs which will proceed to the national selection. The artist who sings the song in the demo version, doesn't necessarily mean that he or she will sing it in the national selection as well. NRK reserves the right to select a performer for any of the submitted songs.[4]

On 1 October 2011, NRK announced that more than 800 songs have been submitted, nearly one hundred more than in 2011.[5]

On 19 October 2011, the dates for next years events were revealed. The final will be held on 11 February 2012, at the Oslo Spektrum, with the three semi-finals being held on 21, 28 January and 4 February. Three acts will advance to the final.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date City Venue Heat
21 January Brekstad Ørland Hovedflystasjon Semi-final 1
28 January Larvik Arena Larvik Semi-final 2
4 February Florø Florø Idrettssenter Semi-final 3
11 February Oslo Oslo Spektrum Final

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1 – 21 January 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Irresistible feat. Carl Pritt "Elevator" Anne Wik (m & l), Nermin Harambasic (m & l), Ronny Svendsen (m & l), Robin Jenssen (m & l), Carl Pritt (l) Out
2 Kim André Rysstad "Så vidunderleg" (So wonderful) Elin Nygård (m & l) Out
3 Reidun Sæther "High On Love" Thomas G:son (m & l), Tommy Berre (m & l), Ovidou Jacobsen (m & l) Final 3rd
4 Rudi Myntevik "You Break It, You Own It" Rune Berg (m & l), Asbjørn Ribe (m & l) Out
5 Lisa Stokke "With Love" Lisa Stokke (m & l), Johanna Demker (m & l), Anita Lixel (m & l), Tommy Berre (m & l) Out
6 United "Little Bobbi" John Lundvik (m & l), Philip Halloun (m & l), Thomas Felberg (m & l) Out
7 Nora Foss al-Jabri "Somewhere Beautiful" Christian Ingebrigtsen (m & l), Eivind Rølles (m & l) Final 1st
8 The Carburetors "Don't Touch The Flame" Stian Krogh (m), Christopher Lindahl (m & l), Per Gunnar Lund-Vang (l) Final 2nd

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2 – 28 January 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Cocktail Slippers "Keeps On Dancing" Cocktail Slippers (m & l) Out
2 Isabel Ødegård "I've Got You" Thomas Helland (m & l), Isabel Ødegård (l) Out
3 Tommy Fredvang "Make It Better" Tommy Fredvang (m & l), Hanne Sørvaag (m & l), Tommy Berre (m & l) Final 2nd
4 Rikke Lie "Another Heartache" Rikke Lie (m & l), Maria Marcus (m & l), Niclas Lundin (m & l) Out
5 Malin Reitan "Crush" Beyond51 (m & l) Final 3rd
6 Plumbo "Ola Nordmann" Lars Erik Blokkhus (m), Glenn Hauger (l) Final 1st
7 Minnie-Oh "You And I" Monica Johansen (m & l) Out
8 Rikke Normann "Shapeshifter" Silya Nymoen (m & l), Rikke Normann (m & l) Out

Semi-final 3[edit]

Semi-final 3 – 4 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Tooji "Stay" Tooji (m & l), Peter Boström (m & l), Figge Boström (m & l) Final 2nd
2 Marthe Valle "Si" Marthe Valle (m & l) Out
3 Petter Øien & Bobby Bare "Things Change" Bobby Bare (m & l) Final 1st
4 Yaseen & Julie Maria "Sammen" Sigve Bull (m & l), El Axel (m & l) Final 3rd
5 Håvard Lothe Band "The Greatest Day" Håvard Lothe (m & l) Out
6 Silya Nymoen "Euphoria" Silya Nymoen (m & l) Out
7 The Canoes "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time" Arne Hovda (m & l), Erik Røe (m & l), Christopher Gross (m & l), Hans Aaserud (m & l) Out
8 Lise Karlsnes "Sailors" Lise Karlsnes (m & l), Thomas Eriksen (m) Final Wildcard

Final[edit]

Final — 11 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
1 Tooji "Stay" Tooji (m & l), Peter Boström (m & l), Figge Boström (m & l)
2 Reidun Sæther "High On Love" Thomas G:son (m & l), Tommy Berre (m & l), Ovidou Jacobsen (m & l)
3 Lise Karlsnes "Sailors" Lise Karlsnes (m & l), Thomas Eriksen (m)
4 Plumbo "Ola Nordmann" Lars Erik Blokkhus (m), Glenn Hauger (l)
5 Malin Reitan "Crush" Beyond51 (m & l)
6 Nora Foss al-Jabri "Somewhere Beautiful" Christian Ingebrigtsen (m & l), Eivind Rølles (m & l)
7 The Carburetors "Don’t Touch The Flame" Stian Krogh (m), Christopher Lindahl (m & l), Per Gunnar Lund-Vang (l)
8 Petter Øien & Bobby Bare "Things Change" Bobby Bare (m & l)
9 Yaseen & Julie Maria "Sammen" Sigve Bull (m & l), El Axel (m & l)
10 Tommy Fredvang "Make It Better" Tommy Fredvang (m & l), Hanne Sørvaag (m & l), Tommy Berre (m & l)
Gold Final
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Plumbo "Ola Nordmann" Lars Erik Blokkhus (m), Glenn Hauger (l) 10,000 51,868 61,868 4
2 Nora Foss al-Jabri "Somewhere Beautiful" Christian Ingebrigtsen (m & l), Eivind Rølles (m & l) 24,000 66,046 90,046 2
3 Petter Øien & Bobby Bare "Things Change" Bobby Bare (m & l) 8,000 71,685 79,685 3
4 Tooji "Stay" Tooji (m & l), Peter Boström (m & l), Figge Boström (m & l) 18,000 137,480 155,480 1

Voting[edit]

Song Juries Televoting Regions
Ørland Larvik Florø Total Northern Norway Western Norway Southern Norway Central Norway Eastern Norway Total
"Ola Nordmann" 2,000 4,000 4,000 10,000 1,089 7,037 12,712 11,633 19,397 51,868
"Somewhere Beautiful" 8,000 8,000 8,000 24,000 1,381 9,776 12,615 14,581 27,693 66,046
"Things Change" 4,000 2,000 2,000 8,000 2,452 11,552 14,907 19,963 22,811 71,685
"Stay" 6,000 6,000 6,000 18,000 3,425 21,146 26,474 32,114 54,321 137,480

At Eurovision[edit]

Norway competed in the second half of the second semi-final (16th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Slovakia and preceding Bosnia and Herzegovina. Norway received 45 points and placed 10th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[7] Norway tied for 10th place with Bulgaria, however, under tiebreak rules, the number of countries that voted for Norway (11) was higher than the number for Bulgaria (10). This resulted in Norway qualifying to the final over Bulgaria.

In the final, Norway was drawn to perform 12th, following Estonia and preceding Azerbaijan. The Norwegian entry scored a total of 7 points and placed 26th in the final.[1] This was the eleventh last place finish for Norway in an international final.

Split Results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final Norway came 10th with 45 points: the public awarded Norway 6th place with 72 points and the jury awarded 18th place with 25 points.[8]
  • In the Final Norway came 26th with 7 points: the public awarded Norway 24th place with 16 points and the jury awarded 24th place with 24 points.[8]

Points Awarded to Norway[edit]

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

Points Awarded by Norway[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (11 February 2012). "Tooji takes the Norwegian flag to Baku". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Juhas, Ervin (2011-06-30). "Norway starts the search for songs". Escdaily.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  4. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-06-30). "Norway starts the search for songs". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (2011-10-01). "Norway: 800 entries received". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  6. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (26 October 2011). "Norwegian final gets bigger and better – Eurovision Song Contest – Baku 2012". EBU. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv. 
  8. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed". Eurovision.tv. 

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