Hold On Be Strong
|"Hold On Be Strong"|
|Single by Maria|
|from the album Hold On Be Strong|
|A-side||Hold On Be Strong|
|B-side||Hold On Be Strong
Hold On Be Strong
|Released||February 2008 (digital download)
April 21, 2008 (CD-single)
|Format||Digital download, CD-single|
|Maria singles chronology|
Eurovision Song Contest
The song was elected through the Melodi Grand Prix 2008 on February 9, where she received the highest number of votes from both the televoting and the jury, with 77,566 votes more than the runner up.
On 20 May 2008 Storeng performed the song in the first semi-final of Eurovision, and won a place in the final. It was the last song performed on the night before the voting began. It finished in 5th place with a total of 182 points, thus being the highest ranking Western European song of the year.
The backing singers for the Eurovision performance were Jorunn Hauge, May Kristin Kaspersen, Kariane Kjærnes, Håvard Gryting and Øystein Nesbakken. The song is written by singer and songwriter Mira Craig. Mira and Maria are singing a duet on Maria's 2008 album Hold On Be Strong.
- "Hold On Be Strong" -3:04
- "Hold On Be Strong" (DeepFrost Cafémix Radio Edit) -3:00
- "Hold On Be Strong" (DeepFrost Cafémix) -3:41
- Maria Haukaas Storeng-album framskyndet (Norwegian), FagJournalen, April 17, 2008
- "Norway: Maria Haukaas Storeng to Begrade". Retrieved 2008-02-14.
- "Maria Haukaas Storeng wins in Norway". Retrieved 2008-02-14.
- - Vi har hatt litt snublefot, Se og Hør, May 24, 2008
- "Danishcharts.com – Maria Haukaas Storeng – Hold On Be Strong". Tracklisten.
- "Norwegiancharts.com – Maria Haukaas Storeng – Hold On Be Strong". VG-lista.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Maria Haukaas Storeng – Hold On Be Strong". Singles Top 100.
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