Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972

Norway was represented by Grethe Kausland and Benny Borg, with the song "Småting", at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 25 March in Edinburgh. "Småting" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 19 February.

Eurovision Song Contest 1972
Country Norway
National selection
Selection processMelodi Grand Prix 1972
Selection date(s)19 February 1972
Selected entrantGrethe Kausland and Benny Borg
Selected song"Småting"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Kåre Grøttum
  • Ivar Børsum
Finals performance
Final result14th, 73 points
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before Eurovision Edit

Melodi Grand Prix 1972 Edit

The Melodi Grand Prix 1972 was held at the studios of broadcaster NRK in Oslo, hosted by Vidar Lønn-Arnesen. Five songs were presented in the final with each song sung twice by different singers, once with a small combo and once with a full orchestra. The winning song was chosen by voting from a 14-member public jury who each awarded between 1 and 5 points per song.[1]

MGP - 19 February 1972
Draw Combo Orchestra Song Points Place
1 Anita Hegerland Gro Anita Schønn "Happy hippie" 38 3
2 Inger Lise Rypdal Kirsti Sparboe "Lillebror" 40 2
3 Hanne Krogh Grethe Kausland and Benny Borg "Småting" 43 1
4 Ellen Nikolaysen Anne-Karine Strøm "Håp" 33 4
5 Eli Tanja Jan Erik Berntsen "Et hus på landet" 30 5

At Eurovision Edit

On the night of the final Kausland and Borg performed 6th in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding Portugal. "Småting" was a rather old-fashioned song, lyrically very similar in theme to the previous year's "Lykken er", and at the close of voting had picked up 73 points, placing Norway 14th of the 18 entries.[2][3]

Voting Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 1972
  2. ^ "Final of Edinburgh 1972". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Norway 1972
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Edinburgh 1972". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.