Venners nærhet

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Norway "Venners nærhet"
Eurovision Song Contest 1989 entry
Country Norway
Artist(s) Britt Synnøve Johansen
Language Norwegian
Composer(s) Inge Enoksen
Lyricist(s) Leiv N. Grøtte
Conductor Pete Knutsen
Finals performance
Final result 17th
Final points 30
Appearance chronology
◄ "For vår jord" (1988)   
"Brandenburger Tor" (1990) ►

"Venners nærhet" ("The closeness of friends") was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed in Norwegian by Britt Synnøve Johansen.

The song is a ballad, with Synnøve singing about the power that friendship can have, even when the rest of the world is against the friends in question.

The song was performed eighth on the night, following the United Kingdom's Live Report with "Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?" and preceding Portugal's Da Vinci with "Conquistador". At the close of voting, it had received 30 points, placing 17th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 1990 Contest by "Ketil Stokkan" with Brandenburger Tor.