Odd Børre

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Odd Børre
Stress (Odd Børre song).jpg
Background information
Birth nameOdd Børre Sørensen
Born (1939-08-09) 9 August 1939 (age 80)
InstrumentsSolo singer
Years active1962–70
Associated actsKjell Karlsen's Orchestra

Odd Børre Sørensen (born 9 August 1939, in Harstad) is a former Norwegian pop singer. He was better known by his stage name of Odd Børre. Internationally, he is best known for the song "Stress"[1] that he performed in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1968. He sang in the Kjell Karlsen's Orchestra (1962–70) and was releasing singles during that period. He retired from full-time professional singing in 1970 and became an insurance company agent (although he did perform in the Norwegian national finals in 1971 and 1977 and was one of the judges in the 1978 final). After retiring in the early 2000s (decade) Odd Børre teamed up again with Kjell Karlsen and is currently performing.

Melodi Grand Prix entries[edit]

Year Song Placing in national final Placing in the Eurovision song contest
1964 "La meg være ung" * 3rd
1968 "Stress" 2nd 13th
1968 "Jeg har aldri vært så glad i noen som deg" ** 1st
1969 "Lena" 2nd
1971 "Ironside" *** 2nd
1977 "Make love, not war" 6th


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kirsti Sparboe
with "Dukkemann"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Kirsti Sparboe
with "Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli"