Watch Norway's entire government do a May 17 dance routine

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Watch Norway's entire government do a May 17 dance routine
The dance is part of NRK's May 17 offering. Photo: Norway PM's office

Norway's state broadcaster just NRK just managed to get the country's entire government to attempt the new dance routine it has put together for National Day celebrations -- with predictably hilarious results.


Prime Minister Erna Solberg showed herself an uninhibited and funky mover, with culture minister Abid Raja also putting in a commendable performance. 
"It was a fun challenge to get and then I so I thought we should do it as the whole government, and not just as the Prime Minister," Solberg said in a video of the recording put out by NRK


Raja gave the government top marks.   
"I'd give it a dice throw of four to five," he told NRK. "A lot of people in the government have good rhythm. We've seen Erna dance before, so I hardly dare say 'groovy baby', but I think it's great that Erna is so 'sporty'." 
It's hardly part of the job description for a government minister, so it feels a little unfair to ridicule the poorer performers. 
The country's employment minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen wisely preempted any commentary on his wooden performance, by posting a short edit on Instagram showing Raja pulling some bhangra-style moves, while he sways his knees in an inhibited fashion behind him. 

Bump’n’grind vs. white men can’t dance. Raja vs. Isaksen. 100-0. (Videoinnspilling for @nrksuper) Hurra ??...

A post shared by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (@torbjornroeisaksen) on May 14, 2020 at 12:19pm PDT

This is Solberg's second social media dance performance of the month. 
On May 16, she posted a short video of her dancing on TikTok with two nurses. 

Erna ønsker alle sykepleiere gratulerer med dagen?❤️@marieblian ##ernasolberg ##foryou ##viral ##trend ##xyzbca

♬ Laxed (Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685



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