My first love

If there is one single thing that forever got me hooked on Eurovision, then it is this! I was about to turn seven when we tuned into TV1 to see the previews and catch a glimpse of Carola. But who cared about Carola? This clip blew me away!

My young, impressionable self witnessed this trick filmed sequence when Jahn Teigen and Anita Skorgan walk over the keyboard of a piano and my eyes almost fell out of my head. Then more things impressed me afterwards: the UK clip, and the Italian one with all the soap bubbles. But nothing made my jaw drop like Norway.

So here, I share it with you: my most defining moment throughout all the years I followed this contest. (And as an added bonus - Anita Skorgan's magnificent "Karma". Even better, but I had no idea until years and years later.)

Jahn Teigen & Anita Skorgan - Do Re Mi - Norway 1983

Anita Skorgan - Karma - Norway NF 1985

1 comment:

Björn said...

Lovely Anita! I remember listening to the Norwegian final on radio back in -85 and the nailbiting excitement during the voting when all the "experts"(Anne-Marie David, Ronnie Hazlehurst, Tony Visconti and Stikkan Andersson)wanted to send Karma to Gothenburg, but the public wanted otherwise. I like Anita´s song better, but it wouldn´t have done the trick in Scandinavium unfortunately, so I guess it was all for the best.