My favourite norwegian ESC entries during the last decade has not been big names pre-contest. Rybak (ok, not this decade, but 10 years ago) was not a big name when he did Fairytale. He was a much bigger name when he returned (with a crappy song). Margaret Berger had done Idol some years ago, but was not a big name in the norwegian music industry, the same goes for Mørland and Scarlett. Keiino was put together last year.
So, I guess I am ready to be blown away by some other (to me at least) rather unknow artist next year. A song in norwegian would be welcome though...it's been too long... .