On My Own (Haldor Lægreid song)
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|"On My Own"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2001 entry|
Ole Henrik Antonsen
Ole Henrik Antonsen,
Ole Jørgen Olsen
|◄ "My Heart Goes Boom" (2000)|
|"I'm Not Afraid To Move On" (2003) ►|
"On My Own" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, performed in English by Haldor Lægreid. Unusually, there was another entry that year with a similar title - Michelle singing "Out On My Own" for the Netherlands.
The song is a ballad, with Lægreid singing about the fact that he is "on my own again" and ready to take charge of his life, where previously he had not.
The song was performed fourth on the night, following Bosnia and Herzegovina's Nino Pršeš with "Hano" and preceding Israel's Tal Sondak with "En Davar". At the close of voting, it had received 3 points (all from Portugal), placing 22nd (equal last) in a field of 23.
With the rapidly expanding size of the Contest, the decision was taken to restrict entry to the 2002 contest to those countries recording the best 13 results of 2001, a group which did not include Norway. As a "passive participant" (that is, a country broadcasting but not entering the Contest), Norway was re-admitted to the next event. Thus, the song was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 2003 contest by Jostein Hasselgård with "I'm Not Afraid To Move On".
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