Norvège 2004

Norway competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, represented by Knut Anders Sørum with the song « High« . The song was chosen as the Norwegian entry for the 2004 contest through the Melodi Grand Prix contest.

Melodi Grand Prix 2004

Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) organised a national final once again to select the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 final, held on 15 May in Istanbul, Turkey. The 2004 Melodi Grand Prix was held on 6 March at the Spektrum Arena in Oslo, hosted by Ivar Dyrhaug.

12 songs competed to become the Norwegian entry for Eurovision, with the winner decided by two rounds of televoting. The first round of televoting selected the top 4 songs, which progressed to the « Super Final ». A second round was then used to select the winner.[1]

Melodi Grand Prix 2004 – 6 March 2004
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Points Place
1 Aslak J. Johnsen « I Don’t Understand Her » Aslak Johnsen (m & l), Benjamin Sletten (m & l), Anders Bjørknes (m & l) 19 7
2 Maria Moe « The Way I Feel » Maria Moe (m & l), Kyrre Fritzner (m) 10 10
3 Wig Wam « Crazy Things » Wig Wam (m & l) 34 4
4 Ja-Da « Mr. Brown » Ivan Jonas (m & l), Maxim Popov (m & l) 31 5
5 Rebecca « 1000 and One Nights » David Clewett (m & l), Ivar Lisinski (m & l), Yak Bondy (m & l) 41 3
6 Christian Hovda « Crying » Arne Hovda (m & l), P.K. Ottestad (m & l) 0 11
7 Dilsa « What Do You Think I Am » Dilsa (m & l), Kim Bergseth (m), Tristande la Villier (l) 16 8
8 Svein Lindland « See the World » Dag Lauvland (m & l) 30 6
9 Malin Schavenius « Sunshine » Michael Lundh (m & l), Quint Starkie (m & l), Anna Sahlin (m & l) 0 11
10 Knut Anders Sørum « High«  Thomas Thörnholm (m), Lars Andersson (m), Dan Attlerud (l) 50 1
11 Lisa Marie Strandengen « I Knock On Wood » Åsmund Ruud (m & l), Glenn Gulli (m) 11 9
12 Arlene Wilkes « This Is Where You Got It From » Torbjörn Wassenius (m & l), Claes Andreasson (m & l) 48 2
Scoreboard
Draw Artist Song Nord-Norge Sør-Norge Vest-Norge Midt-Norge Østlandet Total Place
1 Aslak J. Johnsen « I Don’t Understand Her » 5 4 4 5 1 19 7
2 Marie Moe « The Way I Feel » 2 2 1 3 2 10 10
3 Wig Wam « Crazy Things » 6 6 7 7 8 34 4
4 Ja-Da « Mr. Brown » 12 5 5 6 3 31 5
5 Rebecca « 1000 and One Nights » 7 7 8 12 7 41 3
6 Christian Hovda « Crying » 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
7 Dilsa « What Do You Think I Am » 3 3 3 1 6 16 8
8 Svein Lindland « See the World » 4 12 6 4 4 30 6
9 Malin Schavenius « Sunshine » 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
10 Knut Anders Sørum « High«  10 8 12 8 12 50 1
11 Lisa Marie Strandengen « I Knock On Wood » 1 1 2 2 5 11 9
12 Arlene Wilkes « This Is Where You Got It From » 8 10 10 10 10 48 2
Super Final
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Place
1 Wig Wam « Crazy Things » Wig Wam (m & l) 48,920 3
2 Rebecca « 1000 and One Nights » David Clewett (m & l), Ivar Lisinski (m & l), Yak Bondy (m & l) 46,675 4
3 Knut Anders Sørum « High«  Thomas Thörnholm (m), Lars Andersson (m), Dan Attlerud (l) 82,427 1
4 Arlene Wilkes « This Is Where You Got It From » Torbjörn Wassenius (m & l), Claes Andreasson (m & l) 56,281 2
Scoreboard
Draw Artist Song Nord-Norge Vest-Norge Sør-Norge Midt-Norge Østlandet Total Place
1 Wig Wam « Crazy Things » 5,498 8,043 7,867 6,452 21,060 48,920 3
2 Rebecca « 1000 and One Nights » 5,073 9,654 7,208 8,309 16,431 46,675 4
3 Knut Anders Sørum « High«  7,295 13,273 11,914 8,080 41,865 82,427 1
4 Arlene Wilkes « This Is Where You Got It From » 4,701 9,137 8,349 5,691 28,403 56,281 2

At Eurovision

As Jostein Hasselgård came fourth for Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, Norway was an automatic finalist for the 2004 Eurovision final, held on 15 May. On the night of the final Knut Anders Sørum performed third in the running order, following Austria and preceding France. Norway received 3 points for Knut’s performance of « High », all from neighbours Sweden, coming 24th and last. This was Norway’s tenth last place finish in Eurovision, a record that has, as of 2011, yet to be broken.

As Norway failed to reach the top 10 in the final, the country was forced to compete in the semi-final of the 2005 Contest.

Points Awarded to and from Norway

Points Awarded by Norway (Final)
12 points  Sweden
10 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
8 points  Turkey
7 points  Ukraine
6 points  Serbia and Montenegro
5 points  Iceland
4 points  Cyprus
3 points  Albania
2 points  Greece
1 point  Germany
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 2004 ». Gyllenskor. Retrieved 2009-06-30.