Norway debuted in the first edition of North Vision Song Contest and has participated in every edition since then. The Norwegian broadcaster, Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK), has been the organizer of the Norwegian entry since the country's debut. The broadcaster hosts a national selection (called "Den Norsken Sangen" which means "The Norwegian Song" in English) since the fourth edition to decide the NVSC entry.
Norway is one of the most successful countries in the contest, having sixteen Top 10 placings including three victories. It was the first country in the history of the contest that achieved to win for a second time (and the only country that did it in a row). Norway's first victory came in the eighth edition with the song "Younger" by Julie Bergan. The second victory came in the next edition in Oslo with the song "Feathers" by Alida. However, they were always participating in the semi-finals until North Vision Song Contest 9, when Norway was a Big 5 Member, due to the first place in the previous edition.The first non-qualification came in the fifth edition, when Maria Mena got the 13th place in the semi-final. Since then, they didn't miss a final until the twenty-third edition. The third victory came in the anniversary thirtieth edition with the band Gåte and the song "Bannlyst" marking the first winner in the Norwegian language.
Norway has so far competed in a total of fifty-six shows ‒ twenty-five semi-finals and thirty-one finals. The country has been allocated in the second half for the majority of the contests, 27 times in the first half and 29 times in the second half. Norway has been allocated 14 times in Semi-final 1 and 11 times in Semi-final 2.
The place the country got in each edition's betting odds. The betting odds were first introduced in the fourth edition. Since the seventh edition, the rankings of each broadcaster in the sneak peeks were combined and the average score of each country represented their odds to win the contest. Norway has been first in the betting odds twice and has been placed in the top 5 several times.
Norway's voting statistics as of the thirty-third edition. The tables list the points given or received by Norway in the semi-finals and the finals. Hungary is currently the country that has given the most points to Norway and Sweden the country that has recieved the most points by Norway.
Since the first edition there have been different commentators and spokespersons for Norway. However, all the events were broadcasted by NRK, on both radio and television. Per Sundnes, Synnøve Svabø, Olav Viksmo Slettan and Ronny Brede Aase have been the four final and semi-finals television commentators, so far. Ronny Brede Aase and Line Elvsåshagen have served as radio commentators for five editions each while Silje Reiten Nordnes was the radio commentators for eight editions, before Markus Ekrem Neby took over.
The spokespersons have been different in each edition. The list of the Norwegian spokespersons includes Norwegian entrants such as Cir.Cuz and Tone Damli as well as entrants from the Norwegian selection such as Astrid S and Adelén.
The contest takes place during the actual contest, usually during the final of the respective edition. It is not an televised event, but only through YouTube. In order for an OGAN fan club to participate in the contest, it is required to have a public national selection held for the respective edition. Every OGAN club can only have one entry. The song can be only selected internally and cannot be changed after it was selected. The selected song must be from the final of the selection unless the selection has not the format of the semi-finals and final.
Norway's voting statistics as of the thirty-third edition. The tables list the points given or received by Norway in the contest. Sweden is currently the country that has given the most points to Norway and Sweden is also the country that has recieved the most points by Norway.
The contest is only for European artists under the age of 16. NRK has made only internal selections, so far. Adelén was the first representantive of Norway, before she try to participate in the adult North Vision Song Contest. Norway's best result is 3 second places (twice with Sval and once with Daniel Owen).
The contest is held between the Nordic and Baltic countries that are members of the North Broadcasting Union.
Norway debuted in the first edition and got the fifth place out of six countries. Kate Havnevik won the third edition for Norway but NRK denied hosting the competition. Norway won for a second time with ARIA but the country didn't take part in the following contest due to organisational issues. Sandra Kolstad brought a third victory for Norway in the ninth edition while EMMA managed to give her country a second win in a row and a fourth in total.