Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Lena Meyer-Landrut of Germany won this years Eurovision Song Contest with the song Satellite. On Saturday evening, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and her son Mr Marius Borg Høiby attended the final round along with 18,000 other spectators.
This is the second time that Germany has won the Eurovision Song Contest.
This years song contest included many ballads. Norways representative, Didrik Solli-Tangen, appeared third, performing the opera ballad My Heart is Yours.
Congratulations to Germany and Norway for their fantastic performances at ESC. It was great fun, wrote the Crown Princess in a Twitter message after the finals. Norway came in 20th place.
Won in Moscow
This is the third time that Norway has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.
During the final round in Moscow last year, Norways representative Alexander Rybak was the clear winner with the song Fairytale. He received the highest point score in the history of the song contest.
The Eurovision dance
During intermission, the group Madcon performed the song Glow. Many people in the audience and throughout Europe had learned the official Eurovision dance in advance, and danced along with the music.
Last year, 124 million people watched the final round of the song contest, which is said to be the worlds largest direct broadcast of an entertainment show. Haddy Njie, Erik Solbakken and Nadia Hasnaoui hosted the final round of the Eurovision Song Contest from Telenor Arena.
The most important room in the world
“The most important room in the world” was a gift to the United Nations from Norway in 1952. On Friday evening, Her Majesty The Queen introduced the digital exhibition on the design of the UN Security Council Chamber.
Homecoming, 7 June 1945
Today marks 75 years since the day King Haakon returned home after World War II. Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians welcomed the King and the family of the Crown Prince as they came ashore.