The song only contains twenty five words - thirteen at the beginning, and the rest after the instrumental solo - which makes it the Eurovision winning song with the least words.
It was performed 5th on the night following Bosnia and Herzegovina and preceding Russia. At the close of voting, it was declared the winner with 148 points, giving Norway its second victory, snapping the consecutive streak of wins for Ireland (although an Irish musician was part of Secret Garden's win).
La dagen få sin hvile nå
Og natten vil våke for den
Selv mørket må en gang forgå
Så natten kan føde en dag
Let the day get its rest now
And the night will guard in its place
Even the darkness must disappear sometime
So the night can give birth to a day