Norvège 1972

Norway was represented by Grethe Kausland and Benny Borg, with the song ‘ »Småting« , at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 25 March in Edinburgh. « Småting » was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 19 February.


The MGP was held at the studios of broadcaster NRK in Oslo, hosted by Vidar Lønn-Arnesen. Five songs were presented in the final with each song sung twice by different singers, once with a small combo and once with a full orchestra. The winning song was chosen by voting from a 14-member public jury who each awarded between 1 and 5 points per song.[1]

MGP – 19 February 1972
Draw Combo Orchestra Song Points Place
1 Anita Hegerland Gro Anita Schønn « Happy hippie » 38 3
2 Inger Lise Rypdal Kirsti Sparboe « Lillebror » 40 2
3 Hanne Krogh Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg « Småting«  43 1
4 Ellen Nikolaysen Anne-Karine Strøm « Håp » 33 4
5 Eli Tanja Jan Erik Berntsen « Et hus på landet » 30 5

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Kausland and Borg performed 6th in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding Portugal. « Småting » was a rather old-fashioned song, lyrically very similar in theme to the previous year’s « Lykken er« , and at the close of voting had picked up 73 points, placing Norway 14th of the 18 entries.[2]