Christine Guldbrandsen to Athens for Norway

by Richard West-Soley 67 views

Christine Guldbrandsen has won the 2006 Norwegian final with the song Alvedansen. She becomes Norway's representative at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.

In a closely fought superfinal, the lead changed several times between the four qualifying songs. The votes finally settled on Christine Guldbrandsen as the final region gave its figures. The final result was as follows:

1. Christine Guldbrandsen – Alvedansen – 5119 + 8341 + 9522 + 29713 + 24873 = 77568
2. Hans Petter Moen & Kim Arne HagenI hear music – 5816 + 9253 + 10548 + 31520 + 10086 = 67223
3. Queentastic – Absolutely fabulous – 4583 + 6816 + 9305 + 33301 + 7992 = 61997
4. Geir Rønning & Jorun Erdal – Lost and found – 3872 + 13137 + 7102 + 24191 + 9603 = 57905

Voting was based on regions (North, Middle, South, East, West and total amount of votes).

Christine was the only artist to sing in Norwegian out of all 18 to appear in this year's Norwegian selection. The song, Elf dance, draws on elements of Norwegian folk music for its inspiration. Christine takes it directly to the international final in Athens thanks to Wig Wam's ninth place for Norway in Kyiv last year.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site