Eurovision is not happening this year, but there’s no need to stop celebrating the festival of glitter and glamour. And that is exactly what Norway‘s national broadcaster, NRK, is doing for the next few weeks with the show Adresse Europa. 

Usually the show Adresse Europa is used as a panel show for each year’s Eurovision — songs are reviewed and given scores, replacing “Europa” in the title with the destination of each year’s contest. So last year’s show was Adresse Tel Aviv, for instance. This year, however, the Norwegians decided to switch it up a bit and are instead celebrating songs that have made an impact in the long history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Adresse Europa will consist of four episodes. In each episode a panel of four judges, two that are in every episode and two guest judges, review a group of iconic songs from the archives of Eurovision history. The show is presented by Marte Stokstad, a television presenter who presented Norsk Melodi Grand Prix in 2010 and 2012. The two judges that are in all the episodes are Ingeborg Heldal, presenter and journalist, and Per Sundnes,  former Head of Delegation for Norway and former presenter of Norsk MGP.

Host Marte selected what she considers the most memorable song from each country that was meant to compete in Rotterdam plus Montenegro.

The first episode aired on Saturday April 18 with the singer/songwriter Bendik and stylist and actor Jan Thomas as guest judges.

On top of that the show had an extra panel consisting of four Eurovision enthusiasts, who also gave their views on the group of iconic songs. And among this episode’s enthusiasts was non other than our very own Anne Vik who slayed during her interviews at Norsk MGP earlier this year.

Adresse Europa episode 1: Results

The show uses the same scoring system as in Eurovision: 1-7 points and then 8, 10 and 12. And the results of the first show are as follows:

  1. Moldova: Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira – “Runaway” and Austria: Conchita – “Rise Like a Phoenix” = 92 points
  2. Germany: Dschingis Khan – “Dschingis Khan” = 84 points
  3. Sweden: Carola – “Främling” = 79 points
  4. Ukraine: Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” = 77 points
  5. Romania: Cezar – “It’s My Life” = 67 points
  6. Belgium: Sandra Kim – “J’aime la vie” = 66 points
  7. The Netherlands: Teach In – “Ding-a-dong” = 65 points
  8. Azerbaijan: Elnur & Samir – “Day After Day” = 60 points
  9. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – “Space” = 56 points
  10. San Marino: Valentina Monetta – “The Social Network Song” = 44 points

The next show will be aired on Saturday April 25 on NRK, 21:20 local time.

What do think of the show? Do you like the format? What do you think of the results? Share your thoughts down below. 

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Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

Just some other guesses: – Russia should definitely be 2012. – Denmark its either 2000, 1989 or 1963. Iceland could be either 1997 or 2007 (since Eirikur kinda is Norwegian nowadays), but more likely 2009 or 2019. – Finland is most likely 2006, but could as well be 1985 (lots of norwegians love that song). – Norway is definitely first winning song ever 1985. – UK i feel could be 1968, 1996 or 1997. – Ireland definitely 2011 i think. So many great options for thos concept. I do feel they chose the absolute correct one for Moldova, Romania, San… Read more »

PP77
PP77
2 months ago

If they want iconic and memorable song for all countries , for 1st episode they can choose Austria 1977 or 1981 instead 2014 (agree that 2014 was also iconic or memarable) For Belgium 1973 or 1980 or 1983 instead 1986 Sweden 1986 instead 1983 The Netherlands 1982 instead 1975. I will chose for other countries , Albania 2009, Armenia 2009 or 2011 , Australia 2019, Belarus 2007 or 2018, Cyprus 2011, Czech Republic 2009, Croatia 2011, Denmark 1988 or 2007 , Estonia 2008, France 2014, Finland 1971 or 1976, Greece 1988, Georgia 2007, italy 1980 , Israel 1987, Iceland 1997… Read more »

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
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Andorra 2006, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2004, Hungary 2009, Luxembourg 1980 or 1977 , Monaco 2006, Morroco 1980, Slovakia 1994, Serbia&Montenegro 2004, Yugoslavia 1991, Turkey 1983

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
Reply to  PP77

Bulgaria 2009

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago
Reply to  PP77

The show is not about the best song or performance, but most memorable moment (what makes Eurovision fun and crazy) or performance that might have had an impact on Norwegians in general (like Carolas “Främling”, Sandra Kims “J’aime la vie”, Conchita Wurst or even Sunstroke Project (which was a hit in Norway). Many countries havent had that one song that have made an great impact yet so those countries get to be the crazy fun pick.

Koen
Koen
2 months ago

Can we watch it somewhere? I already refreshed my German with watching Austria’s replacement show, so why not add some Norwegian to the mix? :p

Anne Vik
Anne Vik
2 months ago
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