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18 May 2010
7/2010
Commemorative Issue

Norwegian popularmusic II - Eurovision Song Contest

Norway
The Eurovision Song Contest is a competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Inaugurated in 1956, it is one of the longest running television programmes in the world and recent years

Bobbysocks  

Bobbysocks

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From a position (mostly) at the bottom of the list, Norway had its first breakthrough when Bobbysocks shot to the top in Gothenburg in 1985. The Bobbysocks duo were Hanne Krogh (b. 1956) and Elisabeth Andreassen (b. 1958). In 13th starting position and wearing pink-sequined jackets, they sang

Secret Garden  

Secret Garden

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Secret Garden, Norway

Alexander Rybak  

Alexander Rybak

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Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) delighted Norway with his landslide victory in Moscow in 2009. Assisted by two backing singers and three acrobats from the Frikar Dance Company, he presented his own composition

Jahn Teigen  

Jahn Teigen

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Jahn Teigen (b. 1949) has competed in fourteen Norwegian and three international finals. He made his name at the final in Paris in 1978, when he sang

Technical Information

Subjects: Bobbysocks, Secret Garden,
Alexander Rybak, Jahn Teigen
Design: Jorn O. Jontvedt, Making Waves
Value: NOK 8.50 (A-Priority domestic) x 4
Issue: 7,630,000 of each stamp, four stamps
consecutively on rolls of 100 stamps
Printing: Offset by Royal Joh. Enschede, Netherlands.
copyright notice: The source of the text and the images is Norway Post.
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