Norvège 1987

Norway was represented by Kate Gulbrandsen, with the song ‘ »Mitt liv« , at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 April in Brussels. « Mitt liv » was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 28 February.

Final

The MGP was held at the Château Neuf in Oslo, hosted by Eldbjørg Vaage. Ten songs took part in the final, with the winner chosen by voting from seven regional juries. Other participants included 1981 Norwegian entrant Finn Kalvik and Tor Endresen, making the first of seven appearances at MGP before finally being successful on his eighth attempt in 1997.[1]

MGP – 28 February 1987
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Tor Endresen & Thowsen Band « Hemmelig drøm » 27 9
2 Egil Eldøen « Til kvarandre » 13 10
3 Kjersti Bergesen « Go-go » 54 3
4 Sigvart Dagslund « I samme båt » 38 7
5 Håkon Iversen « Mange millioner » 56 2
6 Kate Gulbrandsen « Mitt liv«  60 1
7 Olav Stedje « Snurra på barten » 40 5=
8 Catwalk « Dialog » 40 5=
9 Finn Kalvik « Malene » 42 4
10 Frank Aleksandersen « Tru mæ » 36 8

Jury Votes
Song A B C D E F G Total
Hemmelig drøm 5 6 2 2 2 7 3 27
Til kvarandre 2 1 1 1 6 1 1 13
Go-go 3 7 12 12 10 8 2 54
I samme båt 7 4 3 7 8 2 7 38
Mange millioner 12 8 7 10 1 12 6 56
Mitt liv 10 12 8 5 3 10 12 60
Snurra på barten 4 10 5 4 7 5 5 40
Dialog 1 3 10 6 12 4 4 40
Malene 6 5 4 8 5 6 8 42
Tru mæ 8 2 6 3 4 3 10 36

A=Trondheim, B=Bergen, C=Elverum, D=Stavanger, E=Tromsø, F=Oslo, G=Kristiansand

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Gulbrandsen performed first in the running order, preceding Israel. At the close of voting « Mitt liv » had picked up 65 points (the highest a 10 from Sweden), placing Norway 9th of the 22 entries. The Norwegian jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.[2]

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