Norvège 1986

Norway played host to the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, so the country was automatically entered into the final in Bergen.

The Norwegian national final to select their entry, the Melodi Grand Prix 1986, was held on 22 March at the Stavanger Forum convention center in Stavanger, and was hosted by actor Jarl Goli. Ten songs competed in the final round.

Seven juries decided the winner: four regional juries (Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Vadsø), the studio audience in Stavanger, a jury composed of newspaper, radio and television journalists, and the inhabitants of the Statfjord A oil rig in the North Sea.

The winning entry was « Romeo, » composed and performed by Ketil Stokkan.

National final

Draw Artist Song Regions Studio Audience Press Jury Oil Rig Total Points Place
1 Susanne Fuhr « Hollywood » 18 5 1 3 27 8th
2 Ketil Stokkan « Romeo«  44 10 10 6 70 1st
3 Creation « Ny tid » 25 6 7 4 42 5th
4 Frank Aleksandersen « Stille før stormen » 16 2 4 8 30 7th
5 Anne Marie Giørtz « Tilbake » 13 4 3 2 22 10th
6 Jørn Hoel and Band « Inkululeko » 30 12 12 5 59 2nd
7 Claudia Scott and Band « Rock ‘n’ roll band » 22 1 8 7 38 6th
8 Alex and Band « Fri » 20 3 2 1 26 9th
9 Mia Gundersen « Jeg vet hva jeg vil » 22 8 5 10 45 4th
10 Nina Askeland « Boulevard » 22 7 6 12 47 3rd

At Eurovision

Stokkan performed fourth on the night of the contest, following France and preceding the United Kingdom. At the close of the voting the song had received 44 points, placing 12th in a field of 20 competing countries.

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