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More foreigner Eurovision wins. Success for Norway’s foreign-born residents continues following Tooji Keshtkar’s Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) victory, Saturday. Nairobi-born Stella Mwangi was Norway’s Eurovision semi-finalist last year, and Tooji is now through to the Eurovision Song Contest final in Baku later in the year. The 24-year-old had a convincing and unexpected win with his song “Stay” over Norwegian favourites Plumbo and their “Ola Nordmann” track. “Stay”, received 155,480 votes, whilst Plumbo came 4th with 61,868.

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More foreigner Eurovision wins

Published on Sunday, 12th February, 2012 at 16:51 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 12th February 2012 at 21:11.

Success for Norway’s foreign-born residents continues following Tooji Keshtkar’s Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) victory, Saturday.

Tooji  Keshtkar
Tooji Keshtkar
Photo: Rolf-Ørjan Høgset/NRK


Nairobi-born Stella Mwangi was Norway’s Eurovision semi-finalist last year, and Tooji is now through to the Eurovision Song Contest final in Baku later in the year.

The 24-year-old had a convincing and unexpected win with his song “Stay” over Norwegian favourites Plumbo and their “Ola Nordmann” track. “Stay”, received 155,480 votes, whilst Plumbo came 4th with 61,868.

Tooji was born in Iran and moved to Norway when he was one year old as an asylum seeker, and now works in the Child Welfare Services.

“What a great win, Norway has made a very good choice. I am 99.99999 % sure that we’ll get to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest with this song.” Norwegian Grand Prix Club president Morten Thomassen told NRK.

The artist said to Eurovision.tv, "I'm going to lead Norway to victory!"


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Published on Sunday, 12th February, 2012 at 16:51 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 12th February 2012 at 21:11.

This post has the following tags: toojikeshtkar, norwaymelodigrandprix, stay, eurovisionsongcontestbaku.





  
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