Norway: Mørland & Debrah

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Understated and heart-breaking from the outset, should the cameraman be able to make viewers forget that this song is being sung to hundreds of thousands, this could easily be a top 10 finisher. Landing on the sultry side of folky twang, Debrah grounds Mørland’s clean-cut pop vocals, and there’s just enough respite to appreciate the moody lyrics. It might not be enough to bring home a Scandinavian trifecta, but that video? Stellar Scandi viewing indeed.

Credit: NRK/Julia Naglestad, from the live show


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Mørland


Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

That’s gonna have to be ABBA – but I’ve never associated them with being a Eurovision act!

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

TIEBREAK

I would love them equally if they swapped costumes.

ABBA4 vs. Celine4

WINNER: ABBA all the way.

What does the general public in Norway think of Eurovision?

They love it, or love to hate it. Either way they watch it ;)

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

If I’m alone I totally chill out, almost to the extent of meditating sometimes. But if there are other artists backstage I hang out and chat.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

To be honest I don’t really have a tradition watching Eurovision. I’m very happy to be a part of it now though, and never thought it would be this huge. I know a lot of people in Norway have it as a tradition to watch and have their own little scoreboards. I watched it with my wife last year in our flat in Oslo.

 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Norway: 10 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).