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Iceland 2020: Daði og Gagnamagnið
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Iceland wins Norway's alternative Eurovision 2020

Think About Things: Daði og Gagnamagnið win another alternative Eurovision 2020 show. Tonight, the Norwegian public voted on Iceland as winner

During the past four weeks, Norway aired Adresse Europa which focused on a number of memorable past entries while giving opinions and scoring according to their personal tastes.

Due to the current worldwide situation and the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancellation, Norway unveiled Norge bestemmer, an Alternative Eurovision 2020 giving the nation the chance to choose a winner. The entries presented during the show where chosen on the basis of odds, stream numbers and fan rankings. One could later vote online from these entries.

The nation decided that Daði og Gagnamagnið from Iceland is Norway's Eurovision Song Contest 2020 winner.

Daði og Gagnamagnið - "Think About Things"

Norge bestemmer - Results

  1. Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – Think About Things
  2. Russia: Little Big – Uno
  3. Lithuania: The Roop – On Fire
  4. Italy: Diodato – Fai Rumore
  5. Malta: Destiny – All Of My Love
  6. Sweden: The Mamas – Move
  7. Switzerland: Gjon's Tears – Répondez-moi
  8. Bulgaria: Victoria – Tears Getting Sober
  9. Germany: Ben Dolic – Violent Thing
  10. France: Tom Leeb – Mon alliée (The Best in Me)
  11. Azerbaijan: Efendi – Cleopatra
  12. Romania: Roxen – Alcohol You

Ulrikke was due to represent Norway in Rotterdam with the song "Attention".

Ulrikke - "Attention"

Norge bestemmer - The show

The show was hosted by Marte Stokstad, who was recently appointed as the new commentator for Eurovision Song Contest in Norway. Norge bestemmer gave the viewers the opportunity to vote for this year's winner. The first part of voting was held online through the MGP portal. The entries that will got most votes will progressed to the live show where public once again had to vote for their 2020 winner making Norway finding their alternative winner for the year.

In addition to this, there were a number guests and music in the studio during the broadcast. The program will also paidtribute to this year's Norwegian representative Ulrikke who was due to represent the nation with the song "Attention".

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. 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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