Norway's Alexander Rybak takes aim at a record-equalling second Eurovision Song Contest victory

By On April 14, 2018

Norway's Alexander Rybak takes aim at a record-equalling second Eurovision Song Contest victory

He might be absent from the Eurovision Song Contest promotion circuit, but Norway’s 2018 representative and former Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak is preparing for a serious bid for a second victory in Lisbon.

So as the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest we take a look at Norway’s Eurovision record by numbers.

1 â€" The Number of Times Alexander Rybak has won Eurovision

Alexander Rybak won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with Fairytale. It was one of the biggest wins of all times.

2 â€" The number of times Alexander Rybak has entered Eurovision

After his record-breaking Eurovisio n win, Alexander Rybak has every right to come back with That’s How You Write A Song.

His entry this year is one of the favourites and if it wins, he’ll match Eurovision King Johnny Logan’s 31-year-old record as the only two-time Eurovision winner.

3 â€" The number of times Norway has won Eurovision

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These days, Norway is seen as one of the powerhouse nations of the Eurovision Song Contest. They’ve won three times and the national final, Melodi Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated shows of the year for Eurovision Fans.

Bobbysocks were one of the most popular acts at the Eurovision At 60 concert held in London in 2015.

4 â€" The number of times Norway scored Nul Points at Eurovision

Norway has worked hard to shake off its record as the whipping boy of the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s scored the dreaded Nul Points a record four times, in 1963, 1978, 1981 and 1997.

The most famous Nul Points went to Jahn Teigen’s Mil Etter Mii, a song that lives on as a Eurovision legend. He came back in 1982 and 1983, when he reached 9th place. Third time lucky, eh?

11 â€" The number of times Norway has finished last at Eurovision

Not only does Norway hold the record for the most â €˜Nul Points’ at Eurovision, it’s also finished last more than any other country, a whopping last 11 times.

Some of the poor results are seen as harsh, others well deserved and some just ironic, none more than their 2004 entry, High.

24 â€" The number of words in Nocturne, Norway’s second winner

Ireland won a hat-trick of victories in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and won again in 1996, but Norway’s 1995 win was claimed by the Irish too. Noctune contained just 24 words, with the majority of the song a violin musical piece. The violinist, Fionnulala Sherry was of course Irish.

123 â€" Norway’s Points Total when Bobbysocks won Eurovision

Norway’s first Eurovision win came back in 1985, and it just so happened to come as Norway’s National Day began. Bobbysocks finally put Norway on the Eurovision map for all the right reasons and La Det Swinge is to this day seen as one of the best ever Eurovision winners.

387 â€" The number of points Alexander Rybak scored in his record-breaking win

For all its Eurovision woes, Norway has had some big highs too. Alexander Rybak’s 2009 victory broke a record the country remains proud of, the biggest ever Eurovision score under the old voting system.

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C an Alexander Rybak deliver a fourth Eurovision Song Contest victory for Norway and match Johnny Logan’s record of two Eurovision crowns? We’ll find out on Saturday 12 May.

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Source: Google News Norway | Netizen 24 Norway

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