JOWST and Aleksander Walmann will be announcing the results of the Norwegian jury vote during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
The two artists who represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, will be announcing the results of the jury vote for Norway in this years Grand Final. JOWST joked when interviewed by NRK that;
I have to make sure that Aleksander is able to say “good evening” in Portuguese and” 12 points “in French. That’s what you do?
I’ve made new clothes and the batteries are fully charged … literally
While the two have taken to the Eurovision stage in front of millions of viewers, the nerves still exist. Aleksander commented;
Here you can not fall off the stage or cheat it, but it’s still alive, and then there’s the nerves there
Aleksander Walman and JOWST finished 10th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Grab The Moment”. They finished 6th with the juries scoring 129 points and 15th with the public vote on 29 points.
Alexander will be opening the second semi-final on Thursday 10th May with his song “That’s How You Write A Song”. He was selected to represent his country after winning Melodi Grand Prix 2018 back in March.
Alexander became popular globally when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with his song “Fairytale”. He holds the record for the most amount of points using the older voting system, finishing the contest with 387 points, 169 points ahead of runner-up Iceland. After the contest was over, he released his first album “Fairytales”, and went on to tour Norway and Europe. In the years after his victory, he released many singles, and composed several entries for Eurovision national final participants including Belarus’ Milki, and Malta’s Franklin Calleja.
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.