And Eurovision week has begun here on my 365 Songs! It’s only right that we begin with a Norwegian ‘mashup’ today as it’s the 17th May, Norwegian National Day and I’d like to send my beste hilsen til alle mine norske venner. Gratulerer med dagen, kjære venner, og jeg håper solen skinner for dere i dag! Very best wishes to my Norwegian friends today!
Back to today’s song. I’ve put together two of the most well-known Norwegian Eurovision entries for the first day of my Eurovision special: Nocturne by Secret Garden (which sounds arguably more Irish than Norwegian) which won in 1995, and Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale which won for Norway in 2009, just after midnight local time on the 17th May.