Åse Kleveland

Two Scandinavian countries did unusually well in 1966, since directly behind the Swedish runner-up was Norway on an impressive third place, with the equally jazzy "Intet er nytt under solen" with Åse Kleveland. And by an unusual quirk of fate, Åse would also be the one to follow fellow competitor Lill Lindfors as a Eurovision host, when she hosted the 1986 contest from Bergen.

Starting out as a classical guitarist, she became a politically engaged protest singer and ended up representing Norway in the Eurovision, but her CV is far from done with that. Apart from being the host who sang "And soon we will now who'll be the best, in the Eurovision Song Contest" in 1986, she has been the Minister of culture in Norway, the head of the Swedish movie institute and met a young Emil at a rest stop in Karlstad.

She recently released her first album in 44 years, and of course we get to listen to some of the songs.

Legend: Åse Kleveland

Song: Intet er nytt under solen (Norway 1966)

Host: Emil Löfström

Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se

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