Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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Eurovision Song Contest 2003
Country  Norway
National selection
Selection process Melodi Grand Prix 2003
Selection date(s) 1 March 2003
Selected entrant Jostein Hasselgård
Selected song "I'm Not Afraid To Move On"
Finals performance
Final result 4th, 123 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, represented by Jostein Hasselgård with the song "I'm Not Afraid To Move On". The song was chosen as the Norwegian entry for the 2003 contest through the Melodi Grand Prix contest.

Melodi Grand Prix 2003[edit]

The 2003 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, organised by Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK), was used to select the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, held in Riga, Latvia, on 24 May 2003. The 2003 Melodi Grand Prix was held on 1 March at the Spektrum Arena in Oslo, hosted by Øystein Bache.

12 songs competed in the contest, with televoting selecting the winner of the contest. Two rounds of televoting were held to select the winner - the first round of televoting selected the top 4 songs through points being allocated to each song based on the number of televotes in each televoting region of Norway. The top 4 songs progressed to the "Gold Final", where another round of televoting, this time not regional, selected the final winner.[1]

Melodi Grand Prix 2003 - 1 March 2003
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Points Place
1 Ingvild Pedersen "Anyway You Want It" Thomas G:son (m & l), Stefan Brunzell (m & l) 16 8
2 Daddy Cool "Don't Stop" Tante Gørilds Hobbyorkester (m), Erlend Gjerde (m), Inge Ulirk Gundersen (l) 25 5
3 Åse Karin Hjelen "Han kom som ein vind" Åse Karin Hjelen (m & l), Tom Sennerud (m & l) 0 12
4 Linda Kvam "You've Got A Hold On Me" Hanne Sørvaag (m), Thomas Wøhni (m), Linda Kvam (l) 25 5
5 Erik Jacobsen "So You Say" Eskil Pettersen (m & l), Jarl Ivar Andresen (m & l), Trond Hillestad (m & l) 5 10
6 Birgitte Einarsen "Good Evening, Europe!" Mads Rogde (m & l), Arve Furset (m & l), Benedicte Swendgaard (m & l) 35 4
7 Alfie "One" Alf Gunnar Nilsen aka. Alfie (m & l) 51 2
8 Kikki, Bettan & Lotta "Din hånd i min hånd" Thomas G:son (m & l), Elisabeth Andreassen (l), Petter Anthon Næss (l) 44 3
9 Monopole "Wonderful Girl" Knut Bjørnar Asphol (m & l) 18 7
10 Soda "Fool In Love" Marte Hveem (m & l) 13 9
11 Jostein Hasselgård "I'm Not Afraid To Move On" Arve Furset (m & l), VJ Strøm (m & l) 54 1
12 Don Ramage "Perfect Tragedy" Håvid Engmark (m & l), Alf Gunnar Nilsen (m & l), Bjørnar Løberg (m & l) 4 11
Scoreboard
Draw Artist Song Vestlandet Nord-Norge Sørlandet Midt-Norge Østlandet Total Place
1 Ingvild Pedersen "Anyway You Want It" 3 4 3 1 5 16 8
2 Daddy Cool "Don't Stop" 5 5 5 4 6 25 5
3 Åse Karin Hjelen "Han kom som ein vind" 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
4 Linda Kvam "You've Got A Hold On Me" 6 6 4 5 4 25 5
5 Erik Jacobsen "So You Say" 1 0 0 3 1 5 10
6 Birgitte Einarsen "Good Evening, Europe!" 7 7 7 6 8 35 4
7 Alfie "One" 10 12 10 12 7 51 2
8 Kikki, Bettan & Lotta "Din hånd i min hånd" 8 10 8 8 10 44 3
9 Monopole "Wonderful Girl" 4 3 6 2 3 18 7
10 Soda "Fool In Love" 2 2 2 7 0 13 9
11 Jostein Hasselgård "I'm Not Afraid To Move On" 12 8 12 10 12 54 1
12 Don Ramage "Perfect Tragedy" 0 1 1 0 2 4 11
Gold Final
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Place
1 Birgitte Einarsen "Good Evening, Europe!" Mads Rogde (m & l), Arve Furset (m & l), Benedicte Swendgaard (m & l) 25,978 3
2 Alfie "One" Alfie (m & l) 50,885 2
3 Kikki, Bettan & Lotta "Din hånd i min hånd" Thomas G:son (m & l), Elisabeth Andreassen (l), Petter Anthon Næss (l) 25,962 4
4 Jostein Hasselgård "I'm Not Afraid To Move On" Arve Furset (m & l), VJ Strøm (m & l) 78,460 1
Scoreboard
Draw Artist Song Vestlandet Nord-Norge Sørlandet Midt-Norge Østlandet Total Place
1 Birgitte Einarsen "Good Evening, Europe!" 2,693 2,036 2,709 2,309 16,231 25,978 3
2 Alfie "One" 6,116 4,798 6,042 7,708 26,221 50,885 2
3 Kikki, Bettan & Lotta "Din hånd i min hånd" 2,818 2,200 2,892 2,530 15,522 25,962 4
4 Jostein Hasselgård "I'm Not Afraid To Move On" 7,890 4,532 9,627 6,580 49,831 78,460 1

At Eurovision[edit]

After being relegated from competing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 Norway returned to the contest in 2003, at Riga. Jostein Hasselgård performed 18th on the night of the contest, following Greece and preceding France. After leading at the start of the voting Norway finished with 123 points, coming 4th of the 26 competing countries. This guaranteed Norway automatic qualification to the final of the 2004 Contest.

Points Awarded by Norway[edit]

12 points  Iceland
10 points  Turkey
8 points  Austria
7 points  Sweden
6 points  Ireland
5 points  Netherlands
4 points  Poland
3 points  Belgium
2 points  Russia
1 point  Romania
Points Awarded to Norway (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2003". Poplight. Retrieved 2009-10-28.