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. Today, we continue with this year’s last place from Norway!
Norway sent young singer, actor and model Tooji to Baku in 2012. It was Toojis birthday. His mother had fled with him from Iran. Probably due to this experience, he also worked as a social worker helping asylum seekers and children in need. Due to his origins and his dynamite looks, he was dubbed “Persian Prince” in Norway. His song “Stay” is a typical dance song with Middle Eastern elements. Tooji performed in a leather jacket and brown leggings. His slick dance routine could not cover the fact that Tooji was far from a great live singer. In the end he did not get the birthday present he may have hoped for. With only 7 points, Norway got its 11th last place finish in a Eurovision final. The co-writer of the song Peter Boström, also co-wrote the eventual winner from Sweden and thus came first and last in the same year. Incidentally, Norway almost pulled out of the final as some of the national broadcaster’s journalists had been assaulted by Azeri security at the Baku airport.