Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994
|Eurovision Song Contest 1994|
|Selection process||Melodi Grand Prix 1994|
|Selection date(s)||26 March 1994|
|Selected entrant||Elisabeth Andreassen &
Jan Werner Danielsen
|Final result||6th, 76 points|
|Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Norway was represented by Elisabeth Andreassen and Jan Werner Danielsen, with the song '"Duett", at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin. "Duett" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 26 March. This was the third of four Eurovision appearances by Andreassen.
The MGP was held at the Oslo Spektrum, hosted by Tande-P. Ten songs took part with the winner being chosen by a combination of televoting and six regional juries. Other participants included three-time Norwegian representative and MGP regular Jahn Teigen and Tor Endresen, who would represent Norway in 1997. The song "Uimotståelig" had been sent in and subsequently refused by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation for Melodi Grand Prix 1993.
|1||Karoline Gregersen||"Tunge dråper"||Heavy drops||Bottolf Lødemel & Stig Gjendem/Hans Henrik Sørensen||187||7|
|2||Madam Medusa||"Casanova"||—||Per Berge Johannessen/Cathrine Borkenhagen & Eva Jansen||287||4|
|3||Jahn Teigen||"Gi alt vi har"||Give everything we have||Geir Rønning||275||5|
|4||Elin Furubotn||"Mor"||Mother||Lina Holt||49||10|
|5||After Eight||"Ensom natt"||Lonely night||Per Fredrik Kjølner/Astor Andersen||200||6|
|6||Tor Endresen||"Aladdin"||—||Tor Endresen||435||2|
|7||Yellow Pages||"Slør"||Veil||Giert Clausen/Giert Clausen & Hallgrim Bratberg||124||9|
|8||Laila Nordhaug & Morten Eriksen||"Gi meg ett tegn"||Give me a sign||Are Selheim/Øyvind Boska||323||3|
|9||SubDiva||"Uimotståelig"||Irresistible||Svein Edvardsen/Dag Øistein Endsjø||134||8|
|10||Elisabeth Andreassen & Jan Werner Danielsen||"Duett"||Duet||Rolf Løvland/Hans Olav Mørk||576||1|
On the night of the final Andreassen and Danielsen performed 17th in the running order (famously introduced by host Gerry Ryan as performing a song called "Doo-ay"), following Lithuania and preceding Bosnia-Herzegovina. The song was a traditional Eurovision-style ballad in a contest very heavily dominated by downtempo entries. At the close of voting "Duett" had received 76 points (the highest being a 10 from Cyprus), placing Norway 6th of the 25 entries. The Norwegian jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Ireland.
- ESC National Finals database 1994
- Dag Øistein Endsjø. "Uï-uï-uï-uï-uï-Uimotståelig! The irresistible opportunity" in OGAE News nr. 44, 2004:32.
- ESC History - Norway 1994