Writing a blog about Norway and the Nordic countries, it would be a disgrace not to tell the world about this victory: Tonight Norway won The European Song competition with the song ‘Fairytale’:
That’s the third time Norway has won: in 1985 with Bobbysocks and 1995 with Secret Garden was the last time.
For those of you who are not that familiar with what the whole Europe has seen on TV tonight (they are talking about 100 mill viewers):
Without interruption, the Eurovision Song Contest has been broadcast every year since 1956, which makes it one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. In 2003, the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place, while the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated her 50th anniversary 2005. Viewers picked ABBA’s Waterloo as best ever Eurovision Song Contest song. In 2007, Europe could see the first ever Eurovision Dance Contest.
The 2008 we saw a record of 43 represented countries, as Azerbaijan and San Marino joined the family. The competition has been broadcast throughout Europe, but also in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand and the United States, even though these countries do not participate. In 2009, an Asian version of the Eurovision Song Contest is expected to be launched.
That’s the best start for tomorrow, since its Norway’s Constitution and National Day. So stay tuned; there will soon be more celebrations! And it will be a hell of a party I’m sure!!