Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988
|Eurovision Song Contest 1988|
|Selection process||Melodi Grand Prix 1988|
|Selection date(s)||26 March 1988|
|Selected entrant||Karoline Krüger|
|Selected song||"For vår jord"|
|Final result||5th, 88 points|
|Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Norway was represented by Karoline Krüger, with the song '"For vår jord", at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin. "For vår jord" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 26 March.
The MGP was held at the Château Neuf in Oslo, hosted by Dan Børge Akerø. Sixteen songs had taken part in a series of semi-finals in which songs were paired and the winner from each pair, as chosen by a panel of 1,000 viewers, qualified for the final, along with two losing songs which were given wildcards. Ten songs took part in the final, with the winner chosen by voting from seven regional juries. Other participants included three-time Norwegian representative and MGP regular Jahn Teigen and Tor Endresen, who would represent Norway in 1997.
|1||David Chocron & Band||"Mitt land og"||42||5|
|2||Ola Fjellvikås||"Hei go go"||54||3|
|3||Elisabeth Moberg & Terry Heart||"Natten er din og min"||38||7|
|5||Jan Eggum||"Deilige drøm"||16||10|
|6||Tore Hansen||"Sove i natt"||41||6|
|7||Trond Armand Larsen & Krist Juuhl||"Hvor er du"||18||9|
|8||Karoline Krüger||"For vår jord"||65||1|
|9||Anita Kanstad||"Je ne sais pas"||25||8|
|10||Iselin Alme & Tor Endresen||"Lengt"||52||4|
On the night of the final Krüger performed 15th in the running order, following Greece and preceding Belgium. The gentle, melodic song was given a sophisticated, understated stage presentation with Krüger seated at a grand piano. At the close of voting "For vår jord" had picked up 88 points (including a maximum 12 from the United Kingdom), placing Norway 5th of the 21 entries. The Norwegian jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.