Italy 1958: Domenico Modugno

Volare! Domenico Modugno wins the second show of Norway’s "Adresse Europa"

The second show in Norway with memorable Eurovision moments and an Italian winner

Norway has broadcast the second show of Adresse Europe which is part of a Eurovision lineup to fill the void of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 due to the cancellation.

The first show focused on a number of memorable past entries but Conchita from Austria with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" and Sunstroke Project& Olia Tira from Moldova with the song "Run Away" won the first show scoring 92 points each.

The second shown focused on memorable past entries from Denmark, Greece, Malta, Latvia, Croatia, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Armenia and Albania.

Domenico Modugno - "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu"

Memorable Eurovision moments with Domenico Modugno from Italy with the song "Nel blu dipinto di blu" – better known as “Volare” – won the second show with a total score of 90 points. Domenico originally participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958 edition and placed 3rd, later returning to the contest in 1966 with "Dio, come ti amo". Unfortunately he finished last place.

Adresse Europa – Show 2 Results

  1. Italy 1958: Nel Blu dipinto di blu (Domenico Modugno - 90 points)
  2. Denmark 2000: Fly on the Wings of Love (Olsen Brothers - 88 points)
  3. Bulgaria 2017: Beautiful Mess (Kristian Kostov - 86 points)
  4. Armenia 2010: Apricot Stone (Eva Rivas - 78 points)
  5. France 1991: C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison (Amina - 59 points)
  6. Croatia 2017: My Friend (Jacques Houdek - 55 points)
  7. Malta 1975: Singing This Song (Renato - 47 points)
  8. Latvia 2014: Cake to Bake (Aarzemnieki - 41 points)
  9. Albania 2013: Identitet (Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko - 34 points)
  10. Greece 2002: S.A.G.A.P.O. (Michalis Rakintzis - 32 points)

Both shows can be re-watched on the NRK website, but the third show of Adresse Europa will return Saturday 2 May at 21:20 CEST.

Adresse Europa

Every Saturday from 18 April, NRK will broadcast a total of four shows that will be looking at the memorable songs, the most spectacular performances and the wildest costumes seen of Eurovision.

These shows will be hosted by Marte Stokstad together with a panel formed will share their opinions and will determine a winner. The panel includes:

  • Ingeborg Heldal (editor for the women's magazine KK)
  • Per Sundnes (former MGP general)
  • Bendik (Norwegian artist better known as Silje Halstensen )
  • Jan Thomas (Stylist)

During each show four Eurovision fans will also give their opinions on the aired clips and vote together with the Norwegian panel.

Norway in Eurovision Song Contest

Norway 1985: Bobbysocks - "La Det Swinge"

Since the debut in 1960 Norway has participated 58 times in Eurovision. They have won the competition three times:

Norway 1985: Bobbysocks - "La Det Swinge"

In 2009, Alexander Rybak's Fairytale was the song that has received most points with the old voting system: 387 points – got 12 points from 16 countries. But Norway holds another Eurovision record: The country that ended last most times – 10 last places!

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Norway has been very succesful with qualification to the Grand Final 13 out of 16 times.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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