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Hold Me Now – Johnny Logan wins the third show of "Adresse Europa" in Norway

An Irish winner during the penultimate show of Adresse Europe in Norway

The third episode of Adresse Europe in Norway has aired, which is part of a Eurovision line up to leading to an alternative Eurovision broadcast this year.

The concept of the show is to focus on a number of memorable past entries while giving their opinions and giving a score according to their tastes. Conchita from Austria with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix", Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira from Moldova with the song "Run Away" and Domenico Modugno from Italy with the song "Nel blu dipinto di blu" – better known as “Volare” won the previous shows.

The third show focused on memorable past entries from Finland, Ireland, Russia, Serbia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Spain and Czech Republic.

Johnny Logan from Ireland won the third show with memorable Eurovision moments when he represented the nation in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987. "Hold Me Now" scored a total of 92 points. This wasn't the first time he represented Ireland as he participated in the 1980 contest with the song "What's Another Year?". He also won the Eurovision Song Contest 1980!

Johnny Logan - "Hold Me Now"

Adresse Europa – Show 3 Results

  1. Ireland 1987 – Hold Me Now (Johnny Logan - 92 points)
  2. United Kingdom 1976 – Save Your Kisses for Me (Brotherhood of Man - 84 points)
  3. Russia 2012 – Party For Everybody (Buranovskiye Babushki - 83 points)
  4. Australia 2019 – Zero Gravity (Kate Miller-Heidke - 76 points)
  5. Switzerland 1988 – Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (Céline Dion - 74 points)
  6. Czech Republic 2019 – Friend of a Friend (Lake Malawi - 70 points)
  7. North Macedonia 2019 – Proud (Tamara Todevska - 68 points)
  8. Finland 1976 – Pump-pump (Fredi & Ystävät - 68 points)
  9. Serbia 2007 – Molitva (Marija Šerifović - 65 points)
  10. Spain 1990 – Bandido (Azúcar Moreno - 54 points)
  11. Georgia 2009 (withdrew from ESC 2009) – "We Don't Wanna Put In" (Stephane & 3G - 34 points)

All previous shows can be re-watched on the NRK website, but the forth and final show of Adresse Europa will return Saturday 9 May at 21:40 CEST. The alternative Eurovision broadcast, Norway's 12 Points will follow on Friday 15 May at 21.05 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 – 9 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)

Steven 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. His all time favorite entry is Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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