He’s among the best-known artists in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021 and he’s brought the intense rock number “Faith Bloody Faith.” In it, he asks if we can feel his rage from our cage. But what exactly is he angry about? We asked him after his first rehearsal in Oslo on Thursday.

“The song is a Swiss army knife,” he says. “It reflects on mankind and life in general. It’s seen from a bird’s perspective. It’s kind of three minutes of resuming the battle of living and survival….it has a big message said with simple words.”

Jørn Lande interview at MGP 2021 rehearsals

With more than 50 albums under his belt, Jørn has performed countless live shows to massive audiences. So will Saturday’s Semi-Final see him literally burning the house down with strobes and flames?

He keeps it vague, but suggests it’ll be very high impact: “You’ll have a full KISS show in three minutes, and that basically says it all.”

He’s got the rare ability to sound like an angel and a devil within the same song, and he’s able to move between sweetness and light to full-on screaming, while keeping it all musical. So how does he do that? He says it’s all about self-care and letting go of the behaviour that comes with the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll” myth.

“I stopped smoking many years ago. I don’t drink as much any more as I used to when I was younger…taking care of myself a bit better, or my wife takes care of me too…some ginger tea, stuff like that.”

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Balint
Balint
9 months ago

Both Jorn and Blasemafian nailed it in my opinion.

Thanos
Thanos
9 months ago

Jorn rocked the show!!!

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

I’s a nice addition to the competition.

1YearOfPandemic
1YearOfPandemic
9 months ago

GO JORN! I don’t mind how the results might be but if he wins this sf, MGP would have different genres across its final show, which could definitely be amazing and interesting to watch. Stina is a very talented girl, too

The glorious Eurovision expert
The glorious Eurovision expert
9 months ago

I am not impressed by Keiino this year, they are quite overrated because of their recent success in 2019.
The song is alright but the “Minor symphony” part is annoying.
They could send Jörn or Stina Talling instead. Good luck to all norwegian artists!

Last edited 9 months ago by The glorious Eurovision expert
Una
Una
9 months ago

I’ve watched the interview. Loved it!! His English is very good and he seems to be smart. I mean, well-thought answers even to the simplest of questions.
Looking forward to the live performance!!