Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country  Norway
National selection
Selection process Melodi Grand Prix 2013
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
19 January 2013
26 January 2013
2 February 2013
Final:
9 February 2013
Selected entrant Margaret Berger
Selected song "I Feed You My Love"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 120 points)
Final result 4th, 191 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Norwegian entry was selected through the national selection "Melodi Grand Prix 2013", organised by the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). Margaret Berger represented Norway with the song "I Feed You My Love", which qualified from the second semi-final of the competition and placed 4th in the final with 191 points.[1][2]

Melodi Grand Prix 2013[edit]

On 13 June 2012, NRK confirmed Norway's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 by announcing details regarding their national selection procedure.[3] NRK opened a submission period that lasted until 1 September 2012 where artists and composers could send in their entries to NRK. Artists that applied had to confirm that would be at least 16-years-old by the of the first semifinal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. A profession jury panel was assembled in order to select the competing song.[4]

On 15 September 2012, NRK announced that radio host Jenny Skavlan and Eurovision Song Contest 2010 presenter Erik Solbakken would be the hosts for the competition.[5] They replace long-standing presenter Per Sundnes who stepped down after the conclusion of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[5]

The new musical director of Melodi Grand Prix, Vivi Stenberg, worked with a team at NRK as well as music industry professionals Kristin Winsents, Gisle Stokland and Christine Dancke in order to select the 21 competing songs.[6] While the songs were already selected and drawn into semifinals, a new program called "MGP Direkte" aired every Wednesday before each semifinal where the artists and the songs competing in that week's semifinal would be presented to the public and press for the first time.[6][7] This was implemented as an attempt to place all competing artists on a level playing field and increase interest in the competition.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date City Venue Heat
19 January Steinkjer Campus Steinkjer Semi-final 1
26 January Florø Florø Idrettssenter Semi-final 2
2 February Larvik Arena Larvik Semi-final 3
9 February Oslo Oslo Spektrum Final

Semi-final 1[edit]

The artists and songs competing in the first semi-final were revealed on 16 January 2013.[8]

The first semi-final took place on 19 January 2013 at Campus Steinkjer in Steinkjer.[9] Seven artists and songs competed for three qualifying spots to the final. Vidar Busk (third place), Datarock (second place), and Gromth featuring Emil Solli-Tangen (first place) qualified to the final.[9]

Semi-final 1 – 19 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Vidar Busk "Paid My Way" Tim Scott McConnell (m/l), Vidar Busk (m) Final 3rd
2 Carina Dahl "Sleepwalking" Carina Dahl (m/l), Ben Adams (m/l), Søren Pagh (m/l) Out
3 Tom Hugo "Det er du" (It Is You) Tom Hugo (m/l) Out
4 Gromth feat. Emil Solli-Tangen "Alone" Gromth (m), Emil Solli-Tangen (l), Sven Atle Kopperud (l) Final 1st
5 Julie Bergan "Give A Little Something Back" Ben Adams (m/l), Sara Skjoldnes (m/l), Julie Bergan (m/l) Out
6 Mimi Blix "Catch Me" Dr. Shiver (m/l), Luca Monticelli (m), Mauro Cottini (m), Mimi Blix (l) Out
7 Datarock "The Underground" Fredrik Saroea (m/l), Pål Myran-Håland (m) Final 2nd

Semi-final 2[edit]

The artists and songs competing in the second semi-final were revealed on 23 January 2013.[10]

The second semi-final took place on 26 January 2013 at Florø Idrettssenter in Florø.[11] Seven artists and songs competed for three qualifying spots to the final. Annsofi (third place), Fjellfolk (second place), and Margaret Berger (first place) qualified to the final.[11]

Semi-final 2 – 26 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Martin Blomvik "Det vakje mi tid" (It Wasn't My Time) Martin Blomvik (m/l), Bjørn Johan Muri (m/l), Mats Weinholdt (m/l) Out
2 Annsofi "I'm With You" Alexander Rybak (m/l) Final 3rd
3 Shackles "On Hold" Silya Nymoen (m/l), KeiOne (m/l), John Lundvik (m/l) Out
4 Hank "No One" Josefin Winther (m/l), Magnus Åserud Skylstad (m) Out
5 Fjellfolk "Ulvetuva" (Wolf-Tuva) Trym Bjønnes (m/l) Final 2nd
6 Haji "Shine With Me" Haji (m & l), Morad Aziman (m/l) Out
7 Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love" Karin Park (m/l), Robin Lynch (m/l), Niklas Olovson (m/l) Final 1st

Semi-final 3[edit]

The artists and songs competing in the third semi-final were revealed on 30 January 2013.[12]

The third semi-final took place on 2 February 2013 at Arena Larvik in Larvik.[13] Seven artists and songs competed for three qualifying spots to the final. Gaute Ormåsen (third place), Sirkus Eliassen (second place), and Adelén (first place) qualified to the finals.[13]

On 4 February 2013, NRK gave the group Lucky Lips a wildcard to the final after considering an act from each semifinal.[14]

Semi-final 3 – 2 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result Place
1 Gothminister "Utopia" Bjørn Alexander Brem (m/l) Out
2 Adelén "Bombo" Ina Wroldsen (m/l), Quiz & Larossi (m/l) Final 1st
3 Lucky Lips "Sweet and Heavy" Malin Pettersen (m/l) Final Wildcard
4 Gaute Ormåsen "Awake" Gaute Ormåsen (m/l), Fredrik Borgen (m/l), Jesper Borgen (m/l) Final 3rd
5 Anina "The Young" Anina (m/l), Mattias Frändå (m/l), Johan Åsgärde (m/l) Out
6 Winta "Not Afraid" Beyond 51 (m/l), Winta (l) Out
7 Sirkus Eliassen "I Love You Te Quiero" Magnus Eliassen (m/l), Erik Eliassen (l) Final 2nd

Final[edit]

The final took place on 9 February 2013 at Oslo Spektrum in Oslo.[15] The three qualifiers from each of the previous three semifinals and the wildcard completed the line-up of ten artists and songs.[15] In the first part of the program, all ten competing entries were performed and the voting lines were opened. In the second part of the program, the four "Gold Final" finalists were announced to be Adelén, Annsofi, Sirkus Eliassen, and Margaret Berger.[1]

The interval acts for the evening were Eurovision Song Contest 2012 winner Loreen and 2012 Norwegian entrant Tooji.[15]

After the jury and televotes were combined, Margaret Berger was the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2013 with the song "I Feed You My Love".[1]

Final – 9 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result
1 Vidar Busk "Paid My Way" Tim Scott McConnell (m/l), Vidar Busk (m) Out
2 Fjellfolk "Ulvetuva" Trym Bjønnes (m/l) Out
3 Adelén "Bombo" Ina Wroldsen (m/l), Quiz & Larossi (m/l) Gold Final
4 Gromth feat. Emil Solli-Tangen "Alone" Gromth (m), Emil Solli-Tangen (l), Sven Atle Kopperud (l) Out
5 Gaute Ormåsen "Awake" Gaute Ormåsen (m/l), Fredrik Borgen (m/l), Jesper Borgen (m/l) Out
6 Lucky Lips "Sweet and Heavy" Malin Pettersen (m/l) Out
7 Datarock "The Underground" Fredrik Saroea (m/l), Pål Myran-Håland (m) Out
8 Annsofi "I'm With You" Alexander Rybak (m/l) Gold Final
9 Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love" Karin Park (m/l), Robin Lynch (m/l), Niklas Olovson (m/l) Gold Final
10 Sirkus Eliassen "I Love You Te Quiero" Magnus Eliassen (m/l), Erik Eliassen (l) Gold Final

Gold Final[edit]

Gold Final – 9 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Adelén "Bombo" Ina Wroldsen (m/l), Quiz & Larossi (m/l) 6,000 53,414 59,414 2
2 Annsofi "I'm With You" Alexander Rybak (m/l) 6,000 25,226 31,226 4
3 Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love" Karin Park (m/l), Robin Lynch (m/l), Niklas Olovson (m/l) 12,000 90,032 102,032 1
4 Sirkus Eliassen "I Love You Te Quiero" Magnus Eliassen (m/l), Erik Eliassen (l) 6,000 35,447 41,447 3
Voting[edit]
Song Juries Televoting Regions
Steinkjer Florø Larvik Total Central Norway Northern Norway Western Norway Southern Norway Eastern Norway Total
"Bombo" 2,000 1,000 3,000 6,000 6,410 1,032 8,226 11,907 25,839 53,414
"I'm With You" 1,000 3,000 2,000 6,000 2,828 308 3,350 5,223 13,517 25,226
"I Love You Te Quiero" 3,000 2,000 1,000 6,000 5,694 2,254 4,877 7,342 15,280 35,447
"I Feed You My Love" 4,000 4,000 4,000 12,000 15,105 900 14,558 16,621 42,848 90,032

At Eurovision[edit]

Margaret Berger at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

To ensure fair ticket distribution in the semifinals, the Eurovision Reference Group decided on 7 November 2012 that Norway would compete in the second semifinal on 16 May.[16] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Norway would perform 13th, following Hungary and preceding Albania.[17] On stage, Margaret Berger was joined by drummer Axel Tidemann and three backing vocalists: May Kristin Kaspersen, Jorunn Hauge and Nicoline Berg Kaasin.[18][19]

Norway qualified from the second semi-final, placing 3rd and scoring 120 points.[20][21] At the second semi-final winners' press conference, Norway was allocated to perform in the second half of the final.[22] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Norway would perform 24th, following Italy and preceding Georgia.[23] Norway placed 4th in the final, scoring 191 points.[2]

In Norway, the semi-finals and final were aired on NRK1, with commentary by Olav Viksmo Slettan.[24] In addition, NRK3 also aired an alternative broadcast of the final with commentary by the hosts of the P3morgen radio show on NRK P3, Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Therese Reiten Nordnes and Yngve Hustad Reite.[25]

The national jury that provided 50% of the Norwegian vote in the second semi-final and the final consisted of: Suzanne Sumbundu, Henning Solvang, Martine Maribel Furulund, Simone Eriksrud and Harald Sommerstad.[26] The Norwegian spokesperson in the grand final was 2012 entrant Tooji.[27]

Points awarded to Norway[edit]

Points Awarded to Norway (Semi-Final 2)[21]
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)[2]
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]

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