Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country Norway
National selection
Selection processMelodi Grand Prix 1998
Selection date(s)28 February 1998
Selected entrantLars A. Fredriksen
Selected song"Alltid sommer"
Finals performance
Final result8th, 79 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway was represented by Lars A. Fredriksen, with the song '"Alltid sommer", at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 May in Birmingham. "Alltid sommer" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 28 February and, unusually, was performed in English ("All I Ever Wanted Was You") at MGP although language rules in 1998 still required the song to be performed in Norwegian in Birmingham.


The MGP was held at the studios of broadcaster NRK in Oslo, hosted by Øystein Bache and Rune Gokstad. Eight songs took part with the winner chosen by a split between regional televoting and an "expert" jury. Elisabeth Andreassen was bidding for a record-breaking fifth appearance at Eurovision, but finished runner-up.[1]

MGP - 28 February 1998
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Lars A. Fredriksen "All I Ever Wanted Was You" 56 1
2 Christin Hoff & Erik Jacobsen "Bare du og jeg" 14 6
3 Gjermund Elgenes "Som en engel" 5 7
4 G'stén "Always Will" 31 3
5 Elisabeth Andreassen "Winds of the Northern Seas" 45 2
6 Bjelleklang "På do" 23 4
7 Tore Holm "Nam nam" 4 8
8 Malin Holberg "En ny mårrån" 18 5

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Fredriksen performed 22nd in the running order, following Finland and preceding Estonia. At the close of voting "Alltid sommer" had received 79 points (including a maximum 12 from Sweden), placing Norway 8th of the 25 entries. The Norwegian televotng awarded its 12 points to Malta.[2]


Points awarded to Norway[edit]

Points Awarded to Norway
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Norway[edit]

12 points  Malta
10 points  Sweden
8 points  Netherlands
7 points  Belgium
6 points  Croatia
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Ireland
3 points  Israel
2 points  Hungary
1 point  Finland

See also[edit]