Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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Eurovision Song Contest 1988
Country Norway
National selection
Selection processMelodi Grand Prix 1988
Selection date(s)26 March 1988
Selected entrantKaroline Krüger
Selected song"For vår jord"
Finals performance
Final result5th, 88 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway was represented by Karoline Krüger, with the song '"For vår jord", at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin. "For vår jord" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 26 March.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Melodi Grand Prix 1988[edit]

The MGP was held at the Château Neuf in Oslo, hosted by Dan Børge Akerø.

Before the final, sixteen songs took part over four semi-finals in which four songs were paired in each semi-final. The winner from each pair, chosen by a panel of 1,000 viewers, qualified for the final, along with two losing songs which were given wildcards.

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final was held on 30 January 1988. Four songs competed in pairs with the winner from each pair qualifying for the final.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
Duel 1
1 Siri Gellein "Nå" 26.5% 2 Eliminated
2 Trond Armand Larsen & Krist Juuhl "Hvor er du" 73.5% 1 Advanced
Duel 2
3 Anita Kanstad "Je ne sais pas" 26.4% 2 Wildcard
4 Jahn Teigen "Glasnost" 73.6% 1 Advanced

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final was held on 13 February 1988. Four songs competed in pairs with the winner from each pair qualifying for the final.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
Duel 1
1 David Chocron & Band "Mitt land, og" 71% 1 Advanced
2 Jan Eggum "Deilige drøm" 29% 2 Wildcard
Duel 2
3 Lise Haavik "Jeg vil elske deg" 44% 2 Eliminated
4 Tore Hansen "Sove i natt" 56% 1 Advanced

Semi-final 3[edit]

The third semi-final was held on 27 February 1988. Four songs competed in pairs with the winner from each pair qualifying for the final.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
Duel 1
1 Odd Arvid Eilertsen, Tor Kjelsberg & Sverre Kjelsberg "Åpne dører" 12% 2 Eliminated
2 Ola Fjellvikås "Hei go go" 88% 1 Advanced
Duel 2
3 Karina Hjelen & Lars Jones "Du skal leve" 47% 2 Eliminated
4 Iselin Alme & Tor Endresen "Lengt" 53% 1 Advanced

Semi-final 4[edit]

The fourth semi-final was held on 12 March 1988. Four songs competed in pairs with the winner from each pair qualifying for the final.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
Duel 1
1 Stig Gjendem "Din tur" 23% 2 Eliminated
2 Karoline Krüger "For vår jord" 77% 1 Advanced
Duel 2
3 Elisabeth Moberg & Terry Heart "Natten er din og min" 69% 1 Advanced
4 Carsten Loly "Jeg lever i en boks" 31% 2 Eliminated

Final[edit]

Ten songs took part in the final, with the winner chosen by voting from seven regional juries. Other participants included three-time Norwegian representative and MGP regular Jahn Teigen and Tor Endresen, who would represent Norway in 1997.[1]

Final – 26 March 1988
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 David Chocron & Band "Mitt land og" 42 5
2 Ola Fjellvikås "Hei go go" 54 3
3 Elisabeth Moberg & Terry Heart "Natten er din og min" 38 7
4 Jahn Teigen "Glasnost" 55 2
5 Jan Eggum "Deilige drøm" 16 10
6 Tore Hansen "Sove i natt" 41 6
7 Trond Armand Larsen & Krist Juuhl "Hvor er du" 18 9
8 Karoline Krüger "For vår jord" 65 1
9 Anita Kanstad "Je ne sais pas" 25 8
10 Iselin Alme & Tor Endresen "Lengt" 52 4

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Krüger performed 15th in the running order, following Greece and preceding Belgium. The gentle, melodic song was given a sophisticated, understated stage presentation with Krüger seated at a grand piano. At the close of voting "For vår jord" had picked up 88 points (including a maximum 12 from the United Kingdom), placing Norway 5th of the 21 entries. The Norwegian jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.[2]

Points awarded to Norway[edit]

Points awarded to Norway
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Norway[edit]

12 points  Sweden
10 points  Denmark
8 points   Switzerland
7 points  Ireland
6 points  Luxembourg
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Germany
3 points  Italy
2 points  Spain
1 point  France

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