Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006
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|Eurovision Song Contest 2006|
|Selection process||Melodi Grand Prix 2006|
13 January 2006
20 January 2006
27 January 2006
3 February 2006
4 February 2006
|Selected entrant||Christine Guldbrandsen|
|Final result||14th, 36 points|
|Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Norway’s was represented by Christine Guldbrandsen in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Alvedansen". The song is written and composed by Christine Guldbrandsen, Kjetil Fluge and Atle Halstensen.
Christine Guldbrandsen was born in 1985 in Bergen and immediately showed an interest for music when she joined the child choir at the age of 3. In 2003 she became known in Norway with her debut album “Surfing in the air” that sold over 30.000 copies across Scandinavia. Since then she has become a popular singer across the country and successfully managed many hits. Christine's musical expression and style is still inspired by Norwegian and Nordic folk music, though this came a bit clearer to mind on her debut piece. Folk-ballads or folk-pop could be a good description of her music.
Melodi Grand Prix 2006
Melodi Grand Prix 2006 was the Norwegian national final that selected Norway's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. Three semi-finals, one Second Chance round and a final were held between 13 January and 4 February 2006
Semi-finals and Second Chance round
- The first semi-final took place on 13 January 2006 at the Finnmarkshallen in Alta. "Here For The Show" performed by Trine Rein and "Lost And Found" performed by Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning qualified directly to the final, while "Misled" performed by Kirsti Carr and "Sunshine" performed by Arlene Wilkes advanced to the Second Chance round. "My Dream" performed by Christina Undhjem and "Tonight" performed by Mocci Ryen were eliminated from the contest.
- The second semi-final took place on 20 January 2006 at the Nordlandshallen in Bodø. "Absolutely Fabulous" performed by Queentastic and "I Hear Music" performed by Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen qualified directly to the final, while "The Better Side of Me" performed by Ovi Martin and "I Wanna Be" performed by Jannicke Abrahamsen advanced to the Second Chance round. "Heaven's In Your Eyes" performed by Hanne Haugsand and "Too Much Love" performed by Marit Strømøy were eliminated from the contest.
- The third semi-final took place on 27 January 2006 at the Framohallen in Bergen. "Alvedansen" performed by Christine Guldbrandsen and "Dreaming Of A New Tomorrow" performed by Tor Endresen qualified directly to the final, while "Saturday" performed by Birgitte Einarsen and "Like A Wind" performed by Veronica Akselsen advanced to the Second Chance round. "Shut Up And Kiss Me" performed by Phung and "Paparazzi World" performed by Kathrine Strugstad were eliminated from the contest.
- The Second Chance round (Siste Sjansen) took place on 3 February 2006 at the Spektrum in Oslo. "Saturday" performed by Birgitte Einarsen and "Like A Wind" performed by Veronica Akselsen qualified to the final.
Eight songs competed during the final on 4 February 2006 held at the Spektrum in Oslo. The winner was selected over two rounds of public televoting. In the first round, the top four entries were selected to proceed to the second round, the Gold Final: "I Hear Music" performed by Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen, "Absolutely Fabulous" performed by Queentastic, "Alvedansen" performed by Christine Guldbrandsen and "Lost And Found" performed by Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning. In the Gold Final, the results of the public televote were revealed by Norway's five regions and led to the victory of "Alvedansen" performed by Christine Guldbrandsen with 77,568 votes.
|Final – 4 February 2006|
|1||Trine Rein||"Here For The Show"||Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg||Eliminated|
|2||Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen||"I Hear Music"||Hans-Petter Moen, Kim Arne Hagen||Gold Final|
|3||Tor Endresen||"Dreaming of a New Tomorrow"||Peter Bertilson, Frank Ådahl||Eliminated|
|4||Queentastic||"Absolutely Fabulous"||Thomas G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Gerard James Borg||Gold Final|
|5||Birgitte Einarsen||"Saturday"||Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes||Eliminated|
|6||Christine Guldbrandsen||"Alvedansen"||Kjetil Fluge, Atle Halstensen||Gold Final|
|7||Veronica Akselsen||"Like a Wind"||Stig Llindell, Kent Mattson, Eva-Lena Carlqvist||Eliminated|
|8||Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning||"Lost and Found"||Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg||Gold Final|
|Gold Final – 4 February 2006|
|1||Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen||"I Hear Music"||5,816||9,253||10,548||31,520||10,086||67,223||2|
|4||Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning||"Lost and Found"||3,872||13,137||7,102||24,191||9,603||57,905||4|
Norway automatically qualified to the grand final, because it was on the top 11 last year. She performed fifth, following Latvia and preceding Spain came 14th with 36 points. As Norway failed to reach the top 10 in the final, the country was forced to compete in the semi-final of the 2007 contest.
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points awarded by Norway