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Kirsti Sparboe

Name:
Kirsti Sparboe
Born:7-12-1946
Nationality:Norwegian
   
National Finals:Melodi Grand Prix (Norway)1969,1968,1967,1966, 1965
German National Final 1970
ESC Entries:Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli (1969)
Dukkeman (1967)
Karusell (1965)
   
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Biography

Kirsti Sparboe is a Norwegian musical performer and an actress. Most of her musical career has been built on participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, and several pre-selections for the Contest.

Her first participation in the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1965 when she was 18. She then participated in the 1966 Norwegian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest,were she became 2nd. In 1967, her song “Dukkemann” came in 14th place at Eurovision.

She also participated in the 1968 Norwegian pre-selection, and would have gone on to represent Norway in 1968, but the song she performed (“Jag har aldri vært så glad i no’en som deg”) was disqualified after accusations of plagiarising a popular Cliff Richard song called “Summer Holiday.”  She represented Norway once more in 1969 . Sparboe participated in the 1970 German selection for the Eurovision Song Contest after Norway, Finland, Portugal and Sweden refused to participate for that year. She ended in fourth place.
Since the Eurovision Song Contest, she has released singles mostly in Germany, where she found moderate success. Sparboe also showed off her acting talents for a one-off BBC TV Show, Jon, Brian, Kirsti And Jon, in 1980

Entries

Country:Norway
Year:1969
Language:Norwegian
   
Artist:Kirsti Sparboe
Song:Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli
Lyrics:Arne Bendiksen
Composer(s):Arne Bendiksen
Conductor:Øivind Bergh
   
Backings:Unknown
Results 
Points:1
Position:16
Running order:12
Country:Norway
Year:1967
Language:Norwegian
   
Artist:Kirsti Sparboe
Song:Dukkemann
Lyrics:Ola B. Johannessen
Composer(s):Tor Hultin
Conductor:Øivind Bergh
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:2
Position:14
Running order:13
Country:Norway
Year:1965
Language:Norwegian
   
Artist:Kirsti Sparboe
Song:Karusell
Lyrics:Jolly Kramer-Johansen
Composer(s):Jolly Kramer-Johansen
Conductor:Øivind Bergh
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:1
Position:13
Running order:7
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