Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975
|Eurovision Song Contest 1975|
|Selection process||Melodi Grand Prix 1975|
|Selection date(s)||25 January 1975|
|Selected entrant||Ellen Nikolaysen|
|Selected song||"Touch My Life (With
|Final result||18th, 11 points|
|Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Norway was represented by Ellen Nikolaysen, with the song '"Touch My Life (With Summer)", at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 22 March in Stockholm. "Touch My Life (With Summer)" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 25 January. Nikolaysen had previously sung for Norway as a member of the Bendik Singers in 1973 and had also provided backing vocals for Anne-Karine Strøm in 1974.
The MGP was held at the studios of broadcaster NRK in Oslo, hosted by Bergljot Engeset. Five songs were presented in the final with each song sung twice by different singers, once with a small combo and once with a full orchestra. The winning song was chosen by voting from a 10-member "expert" jury. "Touch My Life (With Summer)" was performed in Norwegian at MGP and was translated into English before going to Stockholm.
|1||Øystein Sunde||Benny Borg||"En enkel sang"||30||3|
|2||Stein Ingebrigtsen||Ellen Nikolaysen||"Det skulle ha vært sommer nå"||39||1|
|3||Maj-Britt Andersen||Anne-Karine Strøm||"1+1=2"||23||4|
|4||Jahn Teigen||Jan Høiland||"Kjærlighetens under"||32||2|
|5||Brit Elisabeth Haagensli||Gro Anita Schønn||"Ah, du gjør meg så glad"||16||5|
On the night of the final Nikolaysen performed 6th in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Switzerland. At the close of voting "Touch My Life (With Summer)" had picked up only 11 points (7 from Italy and 2 each from Monaco and the Netherlands), placing Norway 18th of the 19 entries, ahead only of Turkey. The Norwegian jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners the Netherlands.