Published May 13th, 2022, by Sjur Tveito, Nettavisen.no
Translated by Karina Brandt, May 16th, 2022
The artist Alexandra Rotan is in front when the popular song, “Alt for Norge” is relaunched ahead of the women’s European Championships in England.
In connection with this summer’s European Championships in England, a new version of the football song “Allt for Norge”, is launched, which was originally written by Ivar Dyrhaug and Torstein Flakne. The Norwegian Football Association announces this in a press release.
Dyrhaug has re-written parts of the text to make it better suited to this year’s event: It will no longer be “our best men”, but now “Norway’s best team” that will go into battle.
“Going into battle again” has also been replaced with “going into battle today”.
– “Allt for Norge” is the Norwegian championship song of all time, which is still sung by the audience at Ullevaal. In connection with our best women going to the European Championships, it was natural to make a separate version in addition, which fits in with the championship, says commercial director of NFF, Runar Pahr Andresen.
Indsæt billede: ARTIST: Alexandra Rotan performs the new version of “Everything for Norway”. Photo: Tom Hansen.
The song is performed by Alexandra Rotan, known from Stjernekamp and KEiiNO.
– When I was asked to make a new version of “Allt for Norge”, I immediately thought that this was an opportunity I could not say no to. It’s a song we all have a relationship with, and I hope we can create new football memories with the new version. I believe in gold for women this summer, Rotan says.
The original version of the song was the men’s national team’s official song for the World Cup in 1994. The new song is made in a collaboration between NFF and the public broadcasters NRK and TV 2.
If you want to hear the new version of “Allt for Norge”, it is now available for streaming.
This summer’s European Championships in England start on Wednesday 6 July. Norway opens the championship against Northern Ireland on Thursday 7 July.