Casanova (Anita Skorgan song)
|Eurovision Song Contest 1977 entry|
|◄ "Mata Hari" (1976)|
|"Mil etter mil" (1978) ►|
The song is an up-tempo number, with Skorgan describing her husband, who is absent at the time. She is uncomplimentary about this, singing that he sees himself as a Casanova or a Don Juan figure, and this irritates her. In this particular instance, he claimed he was going for a walk, but "his suit and car are gone", implying something else.
The song was written by Svein Strugstad and Dag Nordtømme and participated in NRK's semi-final for Central Norway ahead of the Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 1977. In the radio broadcast semi-final, the song was performed by Supergruppa, a specially composed group of professional musicians. "Casanova" won the semi-final and became one of six songs in the Norwegian final at NRK Marienlyst in Oslo on February 19, 1977.
Eurovision Song Contest
The song was performed fifth on the night, following Austria's Schmetterlinge with "Boom Boom Boomerang" and preceding West Germany's Silver Convention with "Telegram". At the close of voting, it had received 18 points, placing 15th in a field of 18.