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Anne-Karine Strøm
Eurovision Song Contest 1976 - Norway - Anne-Karine Strøm 4.png
Anne-Karine Strøm in 1976
Background information
Born (1951-10-15) 15 October 1951 (age 63)
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Pop, Schlager, Jazz
Occupations Singer

Anne-Karine Strøm (born 15 October 1951, Oslo) is a Norwegian singer, best known for having taken part in the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest selection, Melodi Grand Prix, in six consecutive years between 1971 and 1976, winning on three occasions (twice as a soloist and once as a member of an ensemble) and representing Norway in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1973, 1974 and 1976.

Melodi Grand Prix[edit]

Strøm's Melodi Grand Prix appearances were as follows:[1]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Anne-Karine Strøm at the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest

The Bendik Singers' 1973 winning song was given English-language lyrics and retitled "It's Just a Game" for the 18th Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 7 April in Luxembourg City, where it finished in seventh place of 17 entries.[2]

Strøm travelled to Brighton, England for the 1974 contest, held on 6 April. Again, the song had been translated into English as "The First Day of Love", and backing vocals were provided by the other Bendik Singers. This was the notable contest which was won by ABBA and also featured several already internationally established names (Olivia Newton-John, Gigliola Cinquetti, Mouth & MacNeal). In this competitive field, "The First Day of Love" struggled to attract votes and ended as one of four songs sharing last place with just three votes each.[3]

Strøm's final Eurovision appearance, at the 1976 contest in The Hague on 3 April, ended in complete failure, as "Mata Hari" placed last of the 18 participating songs. Prior to the contest "Mata Hari", a very modern and contemporary disco-style song, had been expected to do well, but it was suggested afterwards that Strøm's rather odd outfit and performance on the night may have cost votes.[4] With two last-place finishes from three entries, Strøm is usually cited as the least successful artist to have appeared in more than one Eurovision Song Contest as the only artist to date finish in last place twice.


In the late 1970s Strøm began performing in musical cabarets with Øystein Sunde and her then husband Ole Paus. She released three albums between 1978 and 1986, which reflected a move towards a more serious style of music.[5]

Albums discography[edit]

  • 1971: Drømmebilde
  • 1975: Anne Karin
  • 1978: Album
  • 1982: Casablancas Døtre
  • 1986: Landet utenfor


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg
with "Småting"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as member of Bendik Singers)
Succeeded by
Anne-Karine Strøm
with "The First Day of Love"
Preceded by
Bendik Singers
with "It's Just A Game"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Ellen Nikolaysen
with "Touch My Life (With Summer)"
Preceded by
Ellen Nikolaysen
with "Touch My Life (With Summer)"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Anita Skorgan
with "Casanova"

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Eurovision 1976 - Anne Karine Strøm - Mata Hari

Eurovision 1976 - Anne Karine Strøm - Mata Hari.

Anne-Karine Strøm - The First day of love - Norway 1974

Anne-Karine Strøm performing "The first day of love" also called "Hvor er du". Here in Brighton she finished last with 3 points. U-N-D-E-R-R-A-T-E-D!!!

Anne Karine Strøm - Mata Hari

Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 1976.

Eurovision 1976 - Norway - Anne Karine Strøm - Mata Hari [HQ SUBTITLED]

Eurovision Song Contest 1976 - Festival de Eurovisión 1976 Norway - Noruega Anne Karine Strøm - Mata Hari Music / Música: Frode Thingnæs Lyrics / Letra: Phil...

Anne Karine Strøm - Mata Hari - Norway 1976

Anne Karine Strøm performing "Mata Hari" from Eurovision Song Contest 1976,where she was last. She was robbed in my mind! Great song and great clothes,so muc...

Eurovision 1974 Norway - Anne Karine Strøm & Bendik Singers - The first day of love

Placing: =14th, 3 points --- http://www.youtube.com/user/escbelgium1 http://www.youtube.com/user/escbelgium2 http://www.youtube.com/user/escbelgium3 http://w...

MGP 1976 - Anne-Karine Strøm - Mata Hari (reprise)

MGP 1976 - Anne-Karine Strøm - Mata Hari (reprise)

Eurovision 1976 - Norway

Anne Karine Strøm performing "Mata Hari", the Norwegian entry at the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest. The year's biggest guilty pleasure, this delightfully camp...

Anne Karine Strøm - Hvor er du

Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 1974.

Norway '74 | Anne Karine Strøm - The First Day Of Love

The preview video for Anne - Karine Strøm and her choir The Bendik Singers. Thanks to Malcolm Codd for putting out these vids!

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700

skrevet i samarbeid med forfatter Anne-Karine Strøm. Der utleverte hun svært personlige og dramatiske hendelser fra livet sitt, blant annet en gruppevoldtekt. Hun snakket også ut i «Intervjuet» med Mads A. Andersen på VGTV rett etter bokslippet. - I ...

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