After six weeks of shows, Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021 has officially come to an end. And we have a winner — TIX with his song “Fallen Angel”. This concludes five semi-finals, a second chance round, and a 2.5-hour grand final of MGP. They really made light out of the darkness!

Norway Melodi Grand Prix 2021: TIX wins with “Fallen Angel”

“Fallen Angel” is written by TIX himself and is a synthpop ballad about unrequited love. It uses biblical imagery to convey the idea of a crush that one can never have because they believe they can’t match up. “How could she ever love someone like me? She’s out of reach”. He describes himself as the “fallen angel” and “there’s no way I’ll ever reach up to Heaven to you”.

TIX uses more of the biblical metaphors to reference the anguish of the situation. “I’m fighting all of my demons tryna tear me apart and I’m still not sure what you ever saw in me”. He sees his crush as the true angel and he can never be with her. “Cause I know Heaven’s your home, that’s where angels belong”.

He also believes that if he tried to be her partner, he’d just be holding her back in life. “And it won’t be fair if I keep you down here”. The lyricism is one of the strongest points of the song. The beautifully crafted metaphors keep the whole thing together, and with TIX’s strong voice and charisma, it’s easy to see why “Fallen Angel” won with the highest-ever gold final tally — around 380,000. That was nearly 100,000 more than KEiiNO.

The first stage of tonight’s show consisted of all 12 finalists performing with the hope of making it to the four-song gold final.

Atle Pettersen performed first, with his automatically qualified entry “World on Fire”. Raylee went next with her ’80s-inspired bop “Hero”, which won semi-final two. Stavangerkameratene followed, with their “Who I Am” (translated from the original “Barndomsgater”).

The second quarter of the show was opened by Kiim, who performed his elegant and soulful piece “My Lonely Voice”. He was followed by Blåsemafian feat. Hazel, performing their mostly instrumental banger “Let Loose”. Emmy closed the first half of the show with her TikTok-ready bop “Witch Woods”.

The first song of the second half of the show was “Fallen Angel” by TIX. He performed in Norwegian during the first semi-final, so the final served as his debut of the English-language version. Kaja Rode then performed her vocally challenging piano-heavy number “Feel Again”. Returnee Rein Alexander performed his Mørland-penned anthem “Eyes Wide Open”.

Imerika performed tenth, with her sensitive ballad “I Can’t Escape”. Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO sang “Monument” afterwards, before the final entry of the first round, “Faith Bloody Faith” by Jorn.

The hosts then announced the four qualifiers for the gold final. They were Blåsemafian feat. Hazel with “Let Loose”, Jorn with “Faith Bloody Faith”, TIX with “Fallen Angel”, and KEiiNO with “Monument”.

Gold Final Results

The contest was a 100% televote affair with no jury. After the first round of voting, four songs advanced to the next round. They performed in the following order:

  1. “Let Loose”
  2. “Fallen Angel”
  3. “Monument”
  4. “Faith Bloody Faith”

After more voting, two songs advanced to the gold duel: KEiiNO’s “Monument” and TIX’s “Fallen Angel”. KEiiNO performed first and TIX closed the show.

TIX won the duel and the ticket to Rotterdam. Here’s the final tally:

TIX – 380,033 votes

KEiiNO – 281,043 votes

Are you happy with Norway’s choice? How will “Fallen Angel” do in Rotterdam? Sound off in the comment section!

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David Pinter
David Pinter
8 days ago

I absolutely can’t get enough of this song and it just might become one of my favourite Eurovision songs ever. It’s a great pop song with an amazing bridge. Stage presentation has the perfect amount of camp in it to keep it interesting and fun, and so it doesn’t come across kitchen sink-y, it also mirrors the message of the song. Sure, parts of it have been used before… eg. in 2008 ESC Slovenia’s Rebeka Dremelj was attached to her dancers with chains, though it all looked kinda cheap and nowhere near as polished and well choreographed as in Fallen… Read more »

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
9 days ago

Well… I guess I am going to be downvoted, but as a song I perfer Fallen Angel by a million light years. The song is just much better, sorry. Keiino’s song is very poor and feels completely outdated. I actually thing that Norway has a much better chance with TIX. The song is better and the act has the wow/kitsch factor, which always attracts votes. Personally I just think that the genre of the song does not match the whole staging madness, other than that, well done Norway!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

I too like TIX’s “Fallen Angel”, and I also like the staging or the costumes for it, since that is a literal image of what the song is about. “Fallen Angel” has that shortened verse at the start, which hits me with a bump, and really gives the musical impression of an angel having “hit the ground”. Then there is the slow “getting back on his feet” effect, and the eventual key change. The “stuttering” in the Chorus melody is more than just the performer’s tick, it is the insecurity of the person’s character in the song as well. Overall,… Read more »

Last edited 9 days ago by Purple Mask
Thyme
Thyme
9 days ago

TIX said he actually wrote the song to an international artist, but then decided to sing it himself. Is that allowed in eurovision?

David Pinter
David Pinter
8 days ago
Reply to  Thyme

Why wouldn’t it be? If it hasn’t been released before the eligibility period it doesn’t matter even if another artist recorded it.

Film
Film
9 days ago

I like Tix for being brave and overcoming his disabilities, but does he wear real fur? If so, is he unaware of the suffering of the animals that they have to go thru, being skinned alive, unnecessary tortured and killed for the fur?

Robin Olsen
Robin Olsen
9 days ago

I will now defend TIX as a Norwegian. Yes, I get it, Europe wanted Keiino to win. TIX may or may not have the winning potential, but he has the song with the message Norway want to send to Europe this year. That it’s okay to go through a tough time and that everyone can sometimes feel like a fallen angel Keiino has perhaps the best song and shows perhaps the greatest musicality (considering that TIX has said in an interview that he does not make / care music to show musicality), but the way TIX manages to gather people… Read more »

Mia
Mia
9 days ago

Hahahaha, I like it, go TIX, don’t change anything! 😀

Zander25
Zander25
10 days ago

Even me gonna say a negative review not because I’m against TIX on winning which really I don’t care if he’s already Norway official participant but because he compete a Norwegian version which is really great and people loved to streamed it but then at the end he changed it to a ridiculous English (isn’t that counted as cheating?- if that was in English at very beginning will Norwegian fans/people gonna appreciate it? Knowing how ridiculous all the words just to fit the rhythm of the song.)

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
10 days ago
Reply to  Zander25

Listening to both versions, yes the Norwegian version is better, but the English version isn’t the worst translation I’ve heard (we’ve had worse–*Albania*). Maybe he could do a bilingual version.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
10 days ago

This is getting ridiculous people. Yes, I am disappointed Keiino lost and I think Monument was the stronger song, but come on! Do you think this is the first time a favorite didn’t win the national final ticket to Eurovision? It happens every year and it will keep happening in the future. It might happen again in the remaining national finals we have this season. The fandom throwing a tantrum whenever they don’t get their way in the national finals is getting really old. It’s one thing to be disappointed or mad, but all this badmouthing and wishing Norway would… Read more »

Giolo
Giolo
10 days ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

I am one of the most disappointed people here, because for me Monument was much better than every 2020 and 2021 (so far) Eurovision Season song, but I totally agree with you.

In my opinion Tix will do much better than people expect, he will be a jury pleaser and will probably place in top 15 in the end.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

I’m just worried that the staging tix currently has might hurt him. I’ve got a couple things to suggest to improve it. First, the wings need to be changed. I think they should be like a pair of glass gold trimmed LEDs wings that change color during the song. They sort of as dark and then they get lighter as the song goes on. Some of the Gaudy stuff, like the dice, needs to go. I know some of it has a meaning, but the general audience shouldn’t have to do research to get an act. They need to understand… Read more »

Josh
Josh
10 days ago

After listening to both the English and Norwegian versions of the studio cut in full, and watching the performances, there is promise. Personally, I hope TIX reworks it and performs a combo in Norwegian and English. Is it going to give Norway the win in Rotterdam? Probably not. But keep in mind that this is what Norway chose, and the will of the people should be respected. Also, before we write this off as a non-qualifier, remember that it’s going to be in SF1, with Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Lithuania, and the Netherlands voting. I can see these countries backing… Read more »

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Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
10 days ago
Reply to  Josh

I am making a promise to make any predictions about qualifications for winners until all the songs are out.

Doris
Doris
10 days ago

playback

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
10 days ago

Haven’t read through all of the comments here but did anyone else remark that Croatia 2019’s costume manager found a new job in Norway 2021?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago
Reply to  gilpgilpgilp

Those two Croatian dancers though…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 days ago

620+ comments. Hmmm. It’s not that controversial. I think Wiwibloggers are overreacting. Norway’s public wanted this, and the result wasn’t close. Surely there is no problem with that. If juries had decided the result, then I would expect a backlash, but I don’t understand why there has been a backlash when the majority of the public got what they wanted. Just respect Norway’s choice, and move on. If you really want “Monument” in Eurovision, maybe give one of the yet-to-decide broadcasters a call to see if they need a last-minute act. (How about Belarus? Now THAT’s controversial. See what I… Read more »

Thyme
Thyme
9 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The majority of eurovision fans in Norway didn’t want TIX to win. The majority of voters were TIX fans (who probably don’t even watch eurovision)

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago
Reply to  Thyme

Perhaps Melodi Grand Prix is not just for Eurovision fans, and neither is the ESC? Just a thought. 🙂

Generally, I know that many “Wiwibloggers” do not like juries as a rule, and would much prefer everything was decided by public vote. This is exactly what Melodi Grand Prix does in Norway. So there would seem to be nothing to complain about on this occasion… (*hides from the booing)

Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi
10 days ago

Jorn was a potential Eurovision winner.
that Tix sounds like a westlife song from the beginning of the 00’s
how can anyone think it can work at Eurovision?
with the current staging it’s a cringe fest, sorry Norway. It’s a hit or miss for you guys, this time it’s a miss

speaking about hit or miss , what were you thinking in 18 with that horrendous song?

Last edited 10 days ago by Mahi Mahi
Honesty
Honesty
10 days ago

The five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
KEiiNO bigots are currently in stages 1&2.

Welp
Welp
10 days ago
Reply to  Honesty

I’m stage 5 now. TIX was the people’s choice now TIX has to do them justice

Dalth
Dalth
10 days ago
Reply to  Honesty

To be honest I think Keiino had a lucky escape they now at least have the chance to come back with a better song. I genuinely believe that they would of seriously struggled to match their result from 2019.
No way was Monument getting 300 points in a televote in Rotterdam, any jury upvote from 2019 would of been wiped our by a a fairly lacklustre televote.

Jackie
Jackie
10 days ago

I really wanted Keiino to win, but like me, there are others that wanted Jorn, Raylee, etc., to win. I’m seeing a lot of comments saying, that people outside Norway are the ones that are mad that Tix won but it doesn’t matters because the norwegian people voted for him, but it matters, as in the end, you can’t vote for your own country in Eurovision so this will affect his opportunity tremendously as he was not the favorite outside Norway That being said, I think Tix, will have a better shot against The Roop (that at the moment I… Read more »

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AM2PM
AM2PM
10 days ago

This is bad beyond belief. Hopefully the juries will give it the bottom place it so deserves because Norway is always bound to do better than they deserved because of the Nordic voting block (see also Denmark).

Seriously bad. Josh Dubovie or Axel Hirsoux levels of bad.

Last edited 10 days ago by AM2PM
Colin
Colin
10 days ago
Reply to  AM2PM

Aside from maybe the costume… how is that? I get that the whole ”angel covered in gold, fur and expensive merchandise” can feel both cheap and unrelatable, but have you tried closing your eyes and just listening to the song? It can’t be *that* bad?

AM2PM
AM2PM
10 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I tried that and it really reminds me of a bad C-grade boyband track from the 90s.

Colin
Colin
10 days ago
Reply to  AM2PM

That’s fine. At least you gave it a shot. I’d also prefer Monument, but there’s that.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 days ago
Reply to  AM2PM

I wonder what Josh is doing now.

Fans eurovision
10 days ago

Say you 98% of people who discover the songs during the big show. that’s why, every year there are surprises

Saul Browne
10 days ago

I don’t know much about Tix but it seems he is extreemly controversial.

Florence Petit
Florence Petit
10 days ago

I personally prefered Keino but in any case both songs were quite generic to be honest and would not have won Eurovision. Tix’s song is pleasant and well performed, he needs to change the staging and sing in Norvegian to elevate it.

Last edited 10 days ago by Florence Petit
Malmklang
Malmklang
10 days ago

I was so proud of KEiiNO representing my country two years ago. This year I was a little disseapointed when I heard Monument, as I don’t feel it’s either instant enough nor a grower in my ears. KEiiNO has already been a winner, and I think there is highly possible they will return in the future. My votes went to Imerika and Tix, and I’m pleased with Tix as a winner, though I prefer the norwegian lyrics. No,I don’t think it’s a Eurovision winner, but the artist and the song shows a good picture of what’s popular in Norway in… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
10 days ago
Reply to  Malmklang

You’re speaking the truth. I totally agree with you. TIX deserves this opportunity. 🙂

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
10 days ago
Reply to  Malmklang

Absolutely true. And nobody but Norwegians should get to decide who represents them.

Irishfan
Irishfan
10 days ago

I truly don’t get this at all! It’s gimmicky and how it could be picked over keiino or any other song is incredible.

AM2PM
AM2PM
10 days ago
Reply to  Irishfan

Genuinely also shocked here.

Stef
Stef
10 days ago

Good luck Norway in qualifying to the Final this year! It seems that no country is willing to win this year…

Sally
Sally
10 days ago
Reply to  Stef

Agreed. The released songs so far are pretty weak to meh. I will give a couple of points to Czech Republic for a slight improvement over 2020. Though it is still weak.

ESCalator
ESCalator
10 days ago

Croatia 2019 – Roko (The Dream) anyone?

Did Norway miss the fact that most people disliked Roko’s tacky staging with angel wings?

Jay
Jay
10 days ago
Reply to  ESCalator

I liked Croatia 2019

Matthias
Matthias
10 days ago

Dated song and a staging that could come straight from the Will Ferrell movie – and people wonder why so many people can’t take Eurovision serious.

Ffs
Ffs
10 days ago

What the heck is this ?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 days ago
Reply to  Ffs

It’s the Wiwibloggs comment section.

Thanos
Thanos
10 days ago

Last night I had lost all faith (bloody faith) in Norway, today I woke up a bit more optimistic. TIX’s song can perhaps grow a bit on me the song itself is not bad, it’s the staging that kinda ruins the whole experience. Hope he will sing at least a part of the song in Norwegian.

Karl Fradgley
Karl Fradgley
10 days ago

Either of the top 2 would have been a worthy winner – I personally prefer this than Monument. That said the outfit has to be sorted – its very silly looking.

Safiya
Safiya
10 days ago

It is the first time I hear this song and I have a question – is it supposed to be satire? He is dressed as a caricature of a modern rapper but the song sounds like something performed by a 90s boyband and the lyrics (at least the English version) are cheesy. I am not saying that the song is bad – it is catchy and he has a great voice. I am genuinely curious – is there a story behind the staging? Is it supposed not to be very serious? Or is it just really his style?

Kosey
Kosey
10 days ago
Reply to  Safiya

I think it is actually quite a sad song. Yes, there is a tongue-in-cheek element to it as you can see from the artwork from the single where TIX is coming down what looks like a shopping mall escalator. I read it that he is a fallen angel who has been suckered by worldly things – eg, the bling – and his demons and he cannot live up to the angel status that he once had and that his partner continues to have. I struggle to see why people have a problem with the staging, I think it is very… Read more »

EscFan72
EscFan72
10 days ago
Reply to  Safiya

And I think this is essentially where Norway face a problem in the ESC Finals. Most viewers watching will be watching this song for the first time and making an initial snapshot decision on the song and performance without knowing the backstory to Tix or the song itself. Norwegian viewers last night who predominantly voted for Tix, voted on his story and knew the song had personal meaning for him, ditto the presentation of the song. The millions that watch internationally will not, having not heard of him or his journey and will more than likely perceive this to be… Read more »

Last edited 10 days ago by EscFan72
Kosey
Kosey
10 days ago
Reply to  EscFan72

I can see that there is a risk of this – when I first saw it in the Semi Final and not understanding any Norwegian, I did wonder what was going on. However, it was intriguing and memorable and it has a great melody and so I expect people will enjoy it even if they don’t know the whole story. Indeed, I still don’t know the backstory of TIX today and yet I still think it is a really good song – the English lyrics really helped to bring the message of the song to life for me.

Safiya
Safiya
9 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

I understand the staging, the demons, his wings etc., it’s just the outfit that made me wonder whether there is a different meaning behind it. But I did not mean to be rude, just curious! I actually really like the song! The more I listen to it, the more I like it. But isn’t it what many of us love about Eurovision? The crazy outfits and the over-the-top stagings. It is memorable for sure and the song is really catchy.

Alex
Alex
10 days ago

NRK delivered a great show, well done!! BBC will you ever take some notes??

Anyway, i think Keiino needed a stronger staging, i never understood the mirrors behind them and their purpose. They needed some ‘monuments’ but not in a cheesy way but something to help their message. I liked their new outfits though.

Simon
10 days ago

Tix’s song is OK, but his look is pathetic, he looks like a joke act!!!!!! Sad for Keiino

Yannis
Yannis
10 days ago

Keiino fans should understand that even if they had won they would not achieve the same result like In 2019. Point blank!

Alex
Alex
10 days ago
Reply to  Yannis

I love Keiino and I agree with you but Monument would’ve done better than TIX.

Mr X
Mr X
10 days ago

France 10/10
Lithuania 9/10
Finland 8/10
Ukraine 7,5/10
Spain 7/10
Albania 5/10
Israel 4/10
Norway 3/10
Czechia 2/10
Croatia 1/10

Mr X
Mr X
10 days ago
Reply to  Mr X

All the “thumbs down” seems to be from Croatia´s fandom, according to these questionable polls….

Tulilintu
Tulilintu
10 days ago

I bet KEiiNo members are disapointed of their hateful fans.

Last edited 10 days ago by Tulilintu
Alex
Alex
10 days ago
Reply to  Tulilintu

They are not, Keiino fans support Keiino so Keiino must be happy 🙂

Welp
Welp
9 days ago
Reply to  Alex

KEiiNO prolly aren’t happy about the fact most of the hate TIX is getting is from some of their fans being toxic. Im a KEiiNO fan, but I rlly don’t hate TIX and don’t get why ppl are being this toxic

Nobody
Nobody
10 days ago

Eurofans can be so toxic sometimes.. the song might not be your cup of tea but this much hate just because your favorite didn’t win is so unnecessary! I’m sure we will see Keiino at Eurovision again in a few years, Tix seems like a nice guy and he won fair and square, that’s it.

Emily
Emily
10 days ago
Reply to  Nobody

It’s sad because it was such a brutal final, almost anyone could’ve taken it. TIX seems like a really cool guy (honestly, his outfit reminds me somewhat of glam metal a la Wig Wam, so the song threw me off a little ;)) and I’m happy for him. Just a shame that some people take things too far as if the eventual winner just killed their family. Thankfully not all of us are like that, but it really dampens the mood sometimes.

rumpel
rumpel
10 days ago
Reply to  Nobody

Norwegian here. I don’t think it’s necessarily just because Keiino didn’t win. Norway had a lot of great contenders this year, and then we settle on an act that’s going to have trouble even qualifying because it’s so bland? Literally everyone else would have been better. As for the nice guy thing, this dude earned his stardom status through making tacky, extremely sexist “russ” (bizarre Norwegian high school graduation ritual) anthems, complete with lyrics glorifying sex with 13 year olds. So yeah. He’s the current incarnation of that artist that everyone who cares about music hates, but is extremely popular… Read more »

Last edited 10 days ago by rumpel
Andrea Danese
Andrea Danese
10 days ago

I hope Tix switches the song back to Norwegian, it was much better.

Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
10 days ago

The song is OK. Would have preferred Keiino or Jorn but have now hate towards TIx. They just need to really up the game and modernise the staging – in my opinion the “joke looking” staging spoiled the whole performance

Chris
Chris
10 days ago

Well I am glad Keiino didn’t win it was too soon to return. Now this is not a bad song but those wings got to go! We have seen them a million times!

Marc
Marc
10 days ago
Reply to  Chris

I agree with the wings- it’s such a cheap prop. I also agree about Keino’s return being too soon. I get there are Keino fans but this group not going to Eurovision this year does not change the enjoyment of their music. I am all for spreading the opportunities. A lot of Norwegians clearly like Tix- he is representing Norway so Keino fans outside of Norway who feel aggrieved don’t matter – This is Norway’s choice. I would be more accepting of people feeling aggrieved for Ukrike- she actually won MGP and got the opportunity to go to Rotterdam taken… Read more »

Daniel García
Daniel García
10 days ago

“Faith Bloody Faith”, “Let Loose” and “Monument” will always remain as great ESC favorites, and I’m very happy for that. Had they compete in different countries, they would have all gone to Eurovision as well.
Let’s keep in mind that Norway had a brutal final, and in the end only a song could win. Maybe Norway could lend songs to less privileged countries from now on, because damn they know how to choose songs!

Geale de Vries
Geale de Vries
10 days ago
Reply to  Daniel García

You are absolutely right. This was the best national final ever. Many songs already have a lot of radio play in Norway. I felt sorry for Keiino, because their song was perfect for ESC, but Tix is hard to beat in Norway. He is immensely popular.

EurofanSF
EurofanSF
10 days ago

Congrats to NRK for delivering a final that felt like a mini-Eurovision – great song quality and diversity of musical genres. Today I’ve finally felt the force…the spirit of Eurovision is rising.

Daniel García
Daniel García
10 days ago
Reply to  EurofanSF

That was brutality on stage, you couldn’t guess who could win until then end. The Top 4 could have all gone to Eurovision without effort!

Gav
Gav
10 days ago
Reply to  EurofanSF

Absolutely- the show last night (almost) made up for a year without Eurovision. I totally loved it including the additional performances. Love love love and of course tense voting too!!!

Alex
Alex
10 days ago

How are the comments? TIXic

Una
Una
10 days ago

MGP is on the nrk site. It’s split into sections – click on “vis mer” underneath the video to see introductions, postcards, interval acts and so on. Very neatly done.

https://tv.nrk.no/serie/melodi-grand-prix-tv/2021/MUHU25002621/avspiller

Ludo
Ludo
10 days ago

KEiiNO got what they deserve: justice. Their song was weak, I’m glad Norway is smart and gave the chance of representing them to a new act. TIX has the honour now. We all know the juries will have killed KEiiNO, as they did with “Spirit in the sky”. Good luck, TIX! Let the angry, sad KEiiNO trolling fans cry and spread toxic and hateful posts, as this is what they usually do…

Meow
Meow
10 days ago
Reply to  Ludo

Finally someone spitting facts

Dennis
Dennis
10 days ago
Reply to  Ludo

Lol! And you think Tix won’t get killed by the juries? Is autotune even allowed? Alexandra at least gave us outstanding vocals

Jen
Jen
10 days ago
Reply to  Dennis

What is outstanding about the vocals? Hitting notes like every singer should do and no colour in voice? Hitting the note is not something special.

Tom
Tom
10 days ago
Reply to  Dennis

Eurovision is not the voice of Europe …So Alexandra can sing in her home, bye

Dennis
Dennis
10 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Karen? Is that you?

Of course it’s not only about the vocals. I was just referring back to the comment about being killed by the juries as they should take the vocal performance into account as well.

Stephanie
Stephanie
10 days ago

I don’t know the other songs, but there had to be better ones than this. So thanks but no thanks!

Benji
Benji
10 days ago

Out of the three songs chosen this weekend, the Norwegian one is acctually the only one I really like. The Spanish and the Finnish song are only so-so for me….

Tibor
Tibor
10 days ago

I really think the angry Keiino fans need to breathe into a bag. It’s a competition, somebody wins, somebody loses, that’s really no big deal. Objectively speaking Tix and Keeino are just two different flavors of cheese, one a little more dramatic and electronic than the other, both not my taste, but both equally skillfully performed for what they are. Tix has as much of a chance of doing well than Keeino would have had, just because you prefer one of them over the other doesn’t mean the whole world does. Now a shout-out to Blasemafian and Hazel, they had… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
10 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

While I agree that the vitriol against TIX needs to end, I think it’s a little blind of you to suggest that Monument would have done about as well as Fallen Angel will. Keiino won the entire televote with a worse song, and the closest song to TIX’s that I can think of right now in recent years, Soldiers Of Love by Lighthouse X, languished in the semis.

Tibor
Tibor
10 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Well, Ashton, we can’t agree on everything. 🙂 But just something to think about: If it had been up to the juries, Keiino would have languished in the semis as well. And I don’t think “Monument” is much different to “Spirit in the Sky”. But people shouldn’t vote you down just for disagreeing with me.
By the way, it’s really curious to see how many people in this comments’ section now seem to think that a jury of all possible things should have come to Keiino’s rescue.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
10 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

That’s fair. I for one don’t think a jury would have helped Keiino at all (perhaps for Alexandra’s vocals, they were flawless) if they didnt help for Spirit In The Sky. And yeah it’s true that the juries would have put SitS out of the final, the fact remains that the televote didn’t, and I believe the televote would have behaved similarly should they have won. But different opinions are cool 🙂

hqckk
hqckk
10 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

They’re acting like KEiiNO will never come back. Of course they will! And better than ever too, they got beaten out fair and square and anyone who supports norway will support TIX too.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
10 days ago

Wondering how Norway is still in top 10 by odds? So silly…
Personally, this is my NQ as the song has nothing remarkable to offer.
But, good luck.

Mi7503
Mi7503
10 days ago

investors, beware! norway hides it but is ruined, and has done everything to kill its chances at ESC! don’t invest there anymore 😉

Seriously,it’s my worst disappointment since years 🙁

NscoN
NscoN
10 days ago

He is a good guy. He has a good chance to pass the semi.

Isak
Isak
10 days ago
Reply to  NscoN

It’s not enough to be a good guy to qualify.

Australian Insomniac
Australian Insomniac
10 days ago

Another national final, another portion of a fan base rearing its toxic head at a country deciding the song best to represent them. Personally didn’t mind any of the two finalists in the final gold duel – and I would think Norway will do extremely well at ESC irregardless of which song was chosen.

If TIX’s song represented any other country but Norway tonight, I would think that this amount of backlash would not even exist. Congratulations to TIX in winning tonight, and I bid him good luck at Rotterdam.

Jinbeizaki
Jinbeizaki
10 days ago

I think was this song representing any other countries, people would still be having the same kind of reaction about the cringy staging and dated song since those critics have nothing to do with Keiino. Maybe not to this extent but you can’t deny that some of the critics like for instance mentioning Roko and his wings have nothing to do with Keiino.

Alex
Alex
10 days ago

This hate got Romania 2019 and 2018, when the eurofans favorite did not win. I am afraid that Norway will get the same this year. TIX has maybe to struggle to qualify, but he seems a kind guy. Goodluck to him! I will still listen Monument and maybe Fallen Angel will be a grower. He makes more popular Eurovision through young Norwegian people, which is good.