Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country Norway
National selection
Selection processMelodi Grand Prix 1999
Selection date(s)27 February 1999
Selected entrantStig van Eijk
Selected song"Living My Life Without You"
Finals performance
Final result14th, 35 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, represented by Stig van Eijk with the song "Living My Life Without You". The song was chosen as the Norwegian entry after winning the Melodi Grand Prix 1999 contest.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Melodi Grand Prix 1999[edit]

Melodi Grand Prix 1999 was the Norwegian national final that selected Norway's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1999.

Competing entries[edit]

Composers were directly invited by NRK to submit songs for the competition. The composers both created the song and selected the performer for their entry. For the first time, all competing entries were performed in the English language.


The final took place on 27 February 1999 at the Studio 2 of NRK, hosted by Øystein Bache and Rune Gokstad. The winner was selected by a combination of regional televoting and a jury panel. The results of the public televote were revealed by Norway's five regions, with the televoting figures of each region being converted to points. The top six songs received 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 points. The jury panel had a weighting equal to the votes of two televoting regions. The jury consisted of Rolf Løvland, Gunilla Holm Platou, Jorun Erdal, Erik Nodland and Anders Rogg.

Final – 27 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Håvard, Dag Arnold & Ingvild Gryting "I'll Be Your Friend" Håvard Gryting, Anders Moberg, Ingvild Gryting 0 14 14 6
2 Mette Hartmann "The Night Before The Morning After" Stein Berge Svendsen, Jan Vincents Johannessen 14 3 17 5
3 Dag Brandth "Untold" Dag Brandth 6 1 7 8
4 Stephen Ackles "Lost Again" Kyrre Mosleth, Stephen Ackles, Kyrre Mosleth 10 9 19 4
5 Midnight Sons "Stay" Lars Aass, Bottolf Lødemel 4 31 35 2
6 Tor Endresen "Lover" Tor Endresen, Kyrre Fritzner, Tore Madsen 2 26 28 3
7 Toril Moe "You Used To Be Mine" Freddy Dahl, Anita Skorgan 0 14 14 6
8 Stig van Eijk "Living My Life Without You" Stig van Eijk, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen 20 42 62 1

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of Eurovision, held on 29 May in Jerusalem, Israel, Stig van Eijk performed "Living My Life Without You" eighth in the running order, following Turkey and preceding Denmark. At the close of the voting, Stig had received 35 points, placing 14th in a field of 23.

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  Iceland
8 points  France
7 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 points  Austria
5 points  Estonia
4 points  Turkey
3 points  Germany
2 points  Israel
1 point  Ireland

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