Norvège 2001

Norway selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 through the Melodi Grand Prix contest, organised by Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK). The winner was Haldor Lægreid with the song « On My Own« , who represented Norway at the contest in Copenhagen, Denmark on 12 May 2001.

Melodi Grand Prix 2001

The 2001 edition of Melodi Grand prix was held on 24 February at the Spektrum Arena in Oslo, hosted by HC Andersen. Twelve songs competed, with the winner selected by two rounds of voting, a mixture of both regional televoting and the votes of an expert jury – the first round selected four songs to proceed to the second round of voting – the Super Final. there another round of voting selected the winner.[1]

Melodi Grand Prix 2001 – 24 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Points Place
1 Marianne Ligaard « Every Night Is Saturday Night » Bottolf Lødemel (m & l), Lars Aass (m & l) 34 8
2 Rasmus Høgset « Looking For Love » Jan Johansen (m & l), Thomas Heinonen (l), Brad Johnson (l) 52 6
3 Mocci « You’ve Got The Motion » Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen (m & l), Erlend Klarholm Nilsen (m & l), Mocci Ryen (l) 70 3
4 Remy « Still An Angel » Øivind Madsen (m & l), Leif Johansen (l) 55 4
5 Camilla Fagerås « Free » Ken Ingwersen (m), Jon-Willy Rydningen (m), Svein Finneide (l) 32 9
6 Rune Rudberg « Without You » Rune Rudberg (m & l) 53 5
7 Are Sigvardsen « Is She The One » Are Sigvardsen (m & l) 27 10
8 Rebecca « U Ain’t Seen The Best of Me Yet » Rebecca Wolsdal (m & l) 20 11
9 Elin Torset « Brighter Than Light » Elin Torset (m & l) 82 2
10 Lars-Fredrik « Show Me The Way » Elias Muri (m), Bottolf Lødemel (m), Lars Aass (l) 7 12
11 BIAZ « Your Heart Belongs To Me » Lars Berg (m & l) 45 7
12 Haldor Lægreid « On My Own«  Ole Henrik Antonsen (m & l), Tom-Steinar Hanssen (m & l), Ole Jørgen Olsen (l) 90 1
Super Final
Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Place
Mocci « You’ve Got The Motion » Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen (m & l), Erlend Klarholm Nilsen (m & l), Mocci Ryen (l) 66 3
Remy « Still An Angel » Øivind Madsen (m & l), Leif Johansen (l) 64 4
Elin Torset « Brighter Than Light » Elin Torset (m & l) 84 2
Haldor Lægreid « On My Own«  Ole Henrik Antonsen (m & l), Tom-Steinar Hanssen (m & l), Ole Jørgen Olsen (l) 94 1

At Eurovision

Haldor Lægreid performed 4th on the night of the contest, following Bosnia and Herzegovina and preceding Israel. Norway finished with 3 points, all from Portugal, finishing joint last of 23 entries with Iceland, and thus relegating Norway from taking part in the 2002 Contest.

Points Awarded by Norway

12 points  Denmark
10 points  Estonia
8 points  Greece
7 points  France
6 points  Slovenia
5 points  Malta
4 points  Spain
3 points  Germany
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Iceland

Points Awarded to Norway

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

References

  1. ^ « Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2001 ». Poplight. Retrieved 2010-01-23.