It's my firm belief that entries to ESC should represent the country's culture & identity, not win at all costs - albeit Secret Garden did this and won. Alexander Rybak did this and won. Hence, this song should also represent Norway - not to win, but as part of Norway's Soft Power Strategy
It would make ESC so much more interesting if all countries did this. We'll see how it goes on the 12th.
Speaking of Rybak, "the show between" of first part finale featuring Rybak and Keep of Kalessin was better than all the entires. It would have metalled the ESC. :)