On May 11, Eurovision stars and fans will #ComeTogether at Stockholm’s Hard Rock Cafe for the inaugural #WiwiJam. Kicking off at 6pm and running until late, the event is free and open to everyone. Due to overwhelming interest, you’ll need a ticket to enter. You can get your ticket here. Come listen to the stars live, meet the team behind wiwibloggs and absorb the atmosphere of one of Stockholm’s premiere music venues. You can admire memorabilia from the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Slash and ABBA — and create some new memories of your own! Let’s do this!

Norway’s The Hungry Hearts at the #wiwijam

Established as a contemporary art band in 2006, The Hungry Hearts have toured all over Norway — and the world. Among other things they sing about the female body, love and sexuality — all with with a distinct edge and multiple layers of meaning and musicality.

This year, during the final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix, the experimental group told us the touching story of Laika, the Soviet space dog who burned to death in outer space. Connecting that story to modern-day companionship and isolation, it was a tribute to love and loss.

They failed to reach the superfinal at MGP, which remains, in our minds, one of the biggest crimes of the most recent national finals season. But hey: they still made the Top 5 of our 2016 national finals song list. They love the disco. They are The Hungry Hearts!

The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan at Melodi Grand Prix 2016 – interview

Their MGP entry “Laika” resulted in one of the most divided Wiwi Jury reviews ever.

Some found the song extremely annoying while others were touched, describing its lyrics as poetry. As one of our jurors wrote:

This isn’t just a tribute to the Soviet space dog — it’s a touching and poetic look at isolation, lost love and our never-ending journey to nothingness. The Hungry Hearts use accents  and intonation to great effect, taking us to the Cold War and back, all the while making us want to dance. And when we do it’s with love and nostalgia and an acute awareness of our missed opportunities and disappointments. I just love this.

@thehungryheartsperformance @lisadillan and @helleolsen from Wiwibloggs #norway #Eurovision #nrkmgp

Kuva, jonka wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) julkaisi

The Hungry Hearts, along with featured vocalist Lisa Dillan, will bring the disco to the Hard Rock Cafe and are now the third confirmed act for the Wiwi Jam.

There’s plenty more to come so make sure to come back for more reveals in the days ahead.

Get your free ticket here!

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oxyk
oxyk
5 years ago

I liked their song about Laika. it’s a catchy disco and sad story behind it. icebreaker? huh? have heard it for once at NFs, won’t hear it again as it’s boring pop song. I would prefer to hear Laika once again, even if it makes me a bit sad.

Redfox
Redfox
5 years ago

You should also pick Meisterjaan from Estonia with Parmupillihullus! It would fit right into the party!

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

Definitely one of the oddest songs in any national finals this year. This and Estonia’s Mick Pedaja would probably be most divisive entries that never entered the contest.

Hugh
Hugh
5 years ago

For the first time this year, I’m truly disappointed I won’t be in Stockholm.

MrLitopysec
MrLitopysec
5 years ago

WINNER of ESC 2016. Not the Earsbreaker, which won that damn MGP

Skandar
Skandar
5 years ago

For Robyn with love without seniors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii4bqNW2Vmw

Skandar
Skandar
5 years ago

Whoa! This song is really bizarre. Not good, not bad, i do not know. My english is too weak to describe it.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

The streets of Stockholm with my girlfriends!