Norway was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in the first semi-final by Maria with the song “ Hold On Be Strong ”. The song went to the finals, taking 5th place and gaining 182 points.
|Eurovision Song Contest 2008|
|performance in the first semifinal|
|Date (s) of selection||Semifinals - January 12, January 19, January 26|
Second Chance - February 6
Final - February 9
|Selected Artist||Maria Houkos Storeng|
|Selected song||Hold On Be Strong|
|Composer (s)||Mira craig|
|Poet (s)||Mira craig|
|Semifinal result||4th place, 106 points.|
|Final result||5th place, 182 points.|
1986 • 1996 • 2010
About 600 applications were received by the organizers of the national Norwegian selection Melody Grand Prix , 34% of them were submitted by Norwegian composers, the rest came from other countries. However, at the last moment, the selection organizers decided to allow only Norwegian authors to participate.
Two compositions from each semifinal, determined by televoting, reached the final on February 9 in Oslo . Three semi-finals and a round of “second chance” passed, thus, 8 songs were in the final; beat Gold On Be Strong .
|No.||Executor||Song||Jury||TV Voice||Total||A place|
|four||Veronica akselsen||Am I supposed to love again||16000||93957||109957||four|
|five||King of trolls||Far away||6000||109811||115811||3|
|6||Ole ivars||Som i himmelen||-||-||-||7|
|7||Torstein sødal||Eastern wind||18000||100095||118095||2|
|eight||Maria Haukaas Storeng||Hold on be strong||26000||169961||195661||one|
In the final 12 points of Norway were given Sweden and Finland
In the finals