Norwegian National Final 1988

The MGP was held at the Château Neuf in Oslo, hosted by Dan Børge Akerø. Sixteen songs had taken part in a series of semi-finals in which songs were paired and the winner from each pair, as chosen by a panel of 1,000 viewers, qualified for the final, along with two losing songs which were given wildcards. Ten songs took part in the final, with the winner chosen by voting from seven regional juries. Other participants included three-time Norwegian representative and MGP regular Jahn Teigen and Tor Endresen, who would represent Norway in 1997.

The Semifinals

In each semi-final the songs competed in pairs. 1000 people were invited to televote for their favourite song from each pair. After the semi-finals were held, two of the losing songs were awarded ‘wildcards’ to the final by an “expert” jury.

Semi-Final 1 – January 30th

1 Now Siri Beathe Gellein

26.6%

2 Hvor er du Where are you Trond Armand Larsen & Krist Juuhl

73.4%

F

1 Je ne sais pas I don’t know Anita Kanstad

26.4%

W

2 Glasnost Glasnost Jahn Teigen

73.6%

F

Semi-Final 2 – February 13th

1 Mitt land òg My country too David Chocron & Band

71%

F

2 Deilige drøm Sweet dream Jan Eggum

29%

W

1 Jeg vil elske deg I want to love you Lise Haavik

44%

2 Sove i natt Sleep tonight Tore Hansen

56%

F

Semi-Final 3 – February 27th

1 Åpne døre Open doors Odd Arvid Eilertsen, Tor & Sverre Kjelsberg

12%

2 Hei go go Hey go go Ola Fjellvikås

88%

F

1 Du skal leve You shall live Karina Hjelen & Lars Jones

47%

2 Lengt Long Iselin Alme & Tor Endresen

53%

F

Semi-Final 4 – March 12th

1 Din tur Your turn Stig Gjendem 23%

2 For vår jord For our earth Karoline Krüger 77%

F

1 Natten er din og min The night is yours and mine Elisabeth Moberg & Terry Heart 69%

F

2 Jeg lever i en boks I live in a box Mannen i Boksen 31%

Lise Haavik represented Denmark in ESC 1986 as lead singer of the group Trax, while Sverre Kjelsberg represented Norway in ESC 1980.

The Grand Final

1 Mitt land, og My country too David Chocron 42

5th

2 Hei go go Hey go go Ola Fjellvikås 54

3rd

3 Natten er din og min The night is yours and mine Terry Heart & Elisabeth Moberg 38

7th

4 Glasnost Glasnost Jahn Teigen 55

2nd

5 Deilige drøm Sweet dream Jan Eggum 16

10th

6 Sove i natt? Sleep tonight? Tore Hansen 41

6th

7 Hvor er du? Where are you? Trond Armand Larsen & Krist Juuhl 18

9th

8 For vår jord For our earth Karoline Krüger 65

1st

9 Je ne sais pas I don’t know Anita Kanstad 25

8th

10 Lengt Long Tor Endresen & Iselin Alme 52

4th

 

Terry Heart & Elisabeth Moberg
Terry Heart & Elisabeth Moberg

Jahn Teigen
Jahn Teigen

Tor Endresen & Iselin Alme
Tor Endresen & Iselin Alme

Karoline Krüger came 5th at the ESC, where Tor Endresen & Elisabeth Moberg were amongst her backing singers. Jahn Teigen represented Norway in ESC 1978, 1982 & 1983. Iselin Alme was a backing singer for Norway in ESC 1981.

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