Best Last Place – 90 songs have come last or shared last at the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the last weeks hundreds of our readers have voted for their favorites. Each voter submitted his personal Top 5. In the next days we will reveal your Top 15. We continue with a country that has come last a lot: Norway!
In 2004, Norway was directly qualified for the Eurovision final due to their good result the year before. They sent the relatively unknown Knut Anders Sørum to Kiev. His entry “High” is a dramatic ballad in which Sørum tells an unnamed person that he will carry them high implying that the person had problems in the past that he can cure. Norway stayed pointless throughout most of the voting until Sweden awarded 3 points to the song, which was actually written by Swedish composers. 3 points was also the final score of the entry which meant another last place for the Norwegians. Since this failure Sorum has not recorded new material but served as a backing singer for the band Wig Wam (which succeeded him as Norwegian Eurovision entrant)