They’re the trio who won the televote at Eurovision 2019 for Norway. They have since released the single “Praying” and given us a taste of Sweden with their cover of 90’s Swedish hit “Vill ha dig“. Now, KEiiNO have dropped the music video for their Swedish single with a distinctly 90’s flavour.

“Vill ha dig” — KEiiNO

KEiiNO first performed “Vill ha dig” at Stockholm Pride in front of 15,000 fans. Their performance was a resounding success, which inspired them to release their version as a single and ultimately to release the accompanying music video.

Speaking to wiwibloggs about the music video, KEiiNO told us:

“We wanted the video to look like we got in a time machine that took us back to 1998, the year where Drömhus had a big hit with her version of “Vill ha dig”. In this video, Tom could finally live out his dream about being in a 90’s boyband and Fred could show off some Sami bling and horsepower in the character of PitBuljo. And Alexandra got to show off her dancing skills both as a Destiny’s Child cool girl and a happy Spice Girl. Therese Grankvist (Drömhus) even makes a cameo appearance in the video.”

Fred adds, “There is always a tingling sensation in my body when I hear “Vill ha dig”.”

The trio are not shy of covering smash hits either. They set their eyes a little further west when they covered Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” earlier this year, which they also performed at the Wiwi Jam in Tel Aviv.

KEiiNO will tour around Europe and Australia in the coming months as they continue to build on their Eurovision success. They are also working on new music as part of their upcoming first studio album. That album is set for a February 2020 release, with the trio undoubtedly hoping to find more inspiration from their travels.

What do you think of the music video of “Vill ha dig”? Are you loving KEiiNO’s 90’s throwback? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kul! Heja Norge!
I think Freestyle’s original version (1981) is and I guess always been on the cheesy awkward side. I didn’t know of Drömhus’ version. At least KEiiNO got rid of the awkward bit.

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Hmmm… NO

Johanna Hammer Hildebrandt
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Correction: it is a Swedish 1980s hit by Style. The Drömhus version from 1990s is also a cover. Both version better than Keiinos I think……

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Love it!!!;)

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great

Davve
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Sweden always win

Mattias Sollerman
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Mattias Sollerman

Therese Grankvist has participated twice in Melfest. In 1999 with Stjärna på himmelen, which came second, and 2007 with The Arrival, which came 7th in the heat.