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Norway

Norway

Norway has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1960 and only been absent twice since then: in 1970, when they boycotted the contest over disagreements about the voting structure, and in 2002, when they did not qualify.

Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Norway's highest placing was Alexander Rybak's first place in the 2009 contest. Their next best finish was in the 2008 contest, where Maria Haukaas Storeng performed the song "Hold On Be Strong", which came in 5th.