Over the past week and a half we have been gradually unveiling our top 100 songs from the last ten years of Eurovision (2007-2016). Now that all has been revealed, here is the full countdown from number 100 to number one!
This week I began my countdown of my Top 100 Eurovision Songs from the past ten years. Yesterday I revealed those songs that placed 91-100, today I will count down the songs that placed from 81-90, join me tomorrow when songs 71-80 will be posted! Read on to find out if your favourites have made the list so far!
Norway’s marathon Eurovision selection show Melodi Grand Prix aired tonight. After two hours and ten performers, Norway have selected Agnete’s ‘Icebreaker’ as their entry for Eurovision 2016.
Eurovision fans will be spoilt for choice tonight with seven Eurovision selection shows to chose from. Among these shows are three of the Scandinavian nations with Finland and Norway both hosting the final of their national selections and Sweden who will deliver the fourth of their Melodifestivalen shows. All of these shows will kick off at 20:00 CET tonight, but before they do, we reveal who has topped each of the nation’s polls.
Despite three wins at Eurovision (Bobbysocks 1985, Garden 1995 and Alexander Rybak in 2009), Norway have one of the worst records in Eurovision. They have come in last place a whopping 11 times and on four of those occasions they were awarded the dreaded nul points. Recently though Norway have sent some solid songs and have racked up a three consecutive top ten finishes in the past three years including Margaret Berger, Carl Espen and last year’s duet between Morland and Debrah Scarlett. They return to the Contest for a 55th time in 2016, so let’s find out what they have in store.
The pair beat off stiff competition from 10 other participants in Saturday’s live show including- Erlend Bratland, Raylee, Tor & Bettan, Karin Park, Contrazt, Marie Kalpbakken, Alexandra Joner, Stayman and Lazz, Ira Konstantinidis and Jenny Langlo.
You can listen to the winning entry below and let us know what your thoughts are? Is it a strong contender for the win? Is there an act you would have preferred to see go through to be Norway’s pick?