Norway TIX First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

Norway’s TIX has taken to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for his first rehearsal of Eurovision 2021. Did he take us to heaven? Let’s see.

Norway’s TIX “Fallen Angel” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal

Oliver: This isn’t quite as impactful as some might have been expecting. But maybe that’s because we’ve seen it before. TIX’s staging is almost a direct cut and paste from Melodi Grand Prix, but with less demon dancers and a slightly different (but equally fabulous) outfit. As well, there’s now a very pretty warm pastel cloud effect that rolls across the LED screens during the final chorus. Vocally, he was on point, if a little hesitant — but that’s to be expected with first run-throughs. The camerawork certainly needs some perfecting to hit TIX from all the right angles during the song’s climax. Very pleasant performance, but nothing remarkable.

Padraig: Like Lithuania and Sweden yesterday, Norway has basically taken its national final staging and ramped it up for the Ahoy stage. In TIX’s case, he’s blinged up his outfit even more… who knew that was possible? Now, beneath his massive faux-fur coat, he’s wearing a bejewelled top and bottoms. Even his handcuffs are glittering. Although, his lucky dice are gone. It all appears to be going very smoothly. The delegation even had time to squeeze in an extra rehearsal during their allotted time.

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Jake
Jake
6 months ago

The best compliment I can give this is the last time there were tons of female pop bangers that everyone thought would do really well was in Belgrade 2008 when a cheesy dated pop ballad from a super popular singer in his home country and an overstuffed staging won the whole thing

Railey
Railey
6 months ago

I really like Norway this year, one of my favourites like Ireland. I’d prefer both in the final, although some fans aren’t so keen on them, but both Fallen Angel and Maps are final worthy!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago

i’m confused by his act, it’s incredibly tacky but he serves zero energy

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago

I was hoping this one would get the “Zero Gravity” treatment, by keeping the concept and refining the visuals. But sadly it didn’t happen. Since the stage is way bigger this time, I guess even part of the “WTF is happening here?” impact got a little lost. I would avoid wide shots here.

Nathalie Bazinga
Nathalie Bazinga
6 months ago

Would rather be a pretentious plastic monument (whatever that is) than be an artist and sing that horrible song on stage to embarass my whole nation xD

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
6 months ago

Sorry but i can’t take this seriously. The song is totally generic, and the staging is absolutely ridiculous.

Heath
Heath
6 months ago

I like tix and his message but always thought his song was generic. His staging seems better for a small stage.

Darren
6 months ago

I’m sorry but everyone saying the wings have a purpose, the headband has a purpose, the dice has a purpose.
Can we get back to the fact that this is a song contest and not a metaphor contest? It’s like some kind of quiz show, oh the “wings mean this…” “the way he smiles at 2:50 means this”
The average viewer at home won’t know this.
Can we actually talk about the song?

Darren
6 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Wish it was in Norwegian ? my first experience with the song was after it won MGP, the song is nice (probably not on my Q list though).

Staging makes me cringe though and I’m sorry I just can’t.

Darren
6 months ago
Reply to  Darren

The question mark was an emoji lol ?

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Darren

The Norwegian lyrics are beautiful and meaningful. The English ones are quite simple and less nuanced – however, effective when analyzed together with the aesthetics and the staging.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I think that the song is the most likeable and pleasant for all sorts of audiences. I can see children voting for it. Their older siblings. Their parents. It’s super nice. I think it’s unique in this year’s field because it’s for everybody!!

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Exactly. In the videoclip, you can understand all these things properly, they did an amazing job there… but here? If you don’t know the story, you’re not going to understand the meaning of all these things. Casual viewers are going to think that the headband says TIX because it’s his name and that’s it, and this applies to all the details.

Kostas
Kostas
6 months ago
Reply to  Darren

The song is catchy as hell!

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago

they will need a huge televoting push, because the juries will crucify this…

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

I.love.this.song.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
6 months ago

Oh, thank God he dropped the dice. It looked really tacky. This outfit looks a lot better than the national final performance.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

If I remember correctly, the dice had a purpose. I think some journalists or critics had to use dots on a dice to score his song in MGP. And some or most showed low scores. And TIX wanted to give up participating but he changed his mind. And he won MGP!! I hope I remember most of the facts right.

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
6 months ago

I was hoping that they would change the staging and make it a little bit more interesting. This now has huge chances of being a NQ.

Last edited 6 months ago by yeahyeahfire
Alex
Alex
6 months ago

Very kitsch (they didn’t get the message) and boring compared to Cyprus and Croatia.

This will struggle and now it’s 100% sure.

Candy
Candy
6 months ago

NQ. This staging looks so so stupid, I was hoping they would change it. Too many good songs in this semi for TIX to qualify

Thanos
Thanos
6 months ago

Biggest question mark for me in this semi. This can either do extremely good or extremely bad xD. As of now I lean towards the extremely bad category but I really don’t know how this will fare with the televotes. Juries will on the other hand not like this one.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
6 months ago

That was a good rehearsal I think. “Fallen Angel” sung by TIX is one of my big favorites this year !! I love his official video. It ‘s beautiful !! Norway deserves a place in the big final !! I will vote for him !!

Stephanie
Stephanie
6 months ago

I still don’t know about this one.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
6 months ago

#delusion #convinceyourself

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
6 months ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

At least I can tell we both like Ukraine……..

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
6 months ago

I don’t like the song but I think it is a mustake to underestimate Norway. It could qualify and I wouldn’t be surprised.

Kas
Kas
6 months ago

Same staging as Nor. final with small improvements, very good vocals, safe choice.
In the mortalcombat zone. 2 fallen ones doesn’t fit easily in gf. One of them probably will fall.
Hope at the end Norvege to qualify. Actually, his personal adventure (tour. syn.) makes him special anyway.

Hector
Hector
6 months ago

This has to get through. Change my mind

Sot
Sot
6 months ago
Reply to  Hector

No need. It’s common sense to find this song cringe

Una
Una
6 months ago

TIX looks and sounds great!! I am not onboard with the staging. I love the song and I will sing along!!

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Genau!! Of course we are, Vanilla!! I will do it in Norwegian 🙂 … i meeeeeeg … bra til meeeeg”!! I *love* this song so much. More love with each listen.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Blended background 🙂 I cannot vote on Tuesday!!

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

I shall meditate on this and keep working on my vocal. This is not Iceland but do you think the elves would mind if I brought some gifts to make Norway go through?
Joking aside, I am sure TIX will qualify. 100%.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Awesome. Icelandic *and* Norwegian!!

Sot
Sot
6 months ago

Cheesy. Cringe. 14th place for you (in the semi)

Kristian
Kristian
6 months ago

He’s singing all in English right ?

Sot
Sot
6 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

Yep

Josef
Josef
6 months ago

I think that they are better songs to qualify than this :I

Grft
Grft
6 months ago

If this qualifies over Australia or Belgium im suing

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
6 months ago

Hopefully this won’t make it.

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
6 months ago
Reply to  ROXELANA

He won’t.

Darren
6 months ago

Was hoping Norway’s staging could help change my mind on the song.

It didn’t. I’m sorry there is just way better songs in this semi.

Quixxy
Quixxy
6 months ago

I didnt expect a very different performance. Norwegians are known for not changing their performances, just elevating them.
Vocally – okay fine, but he can do better. Let’s see on Wednesday.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

wow that was certainly something I saw on my screen

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
6 months ago

I really hope people won’t be turned off by the staging because I need this to qualify so bad

Doris
Doris
6 months ago

The diablo then the angel, have they made this running order on purpose ?

Agent 007
Agent 007
6 months ago
Reply to  Doris

If Slovenia was in the second half, she would be follow TIX.

IPA
IPA
6 months ago

Following Cypros (based on the reherasal clip and her vocal) – I think Norway should start packing! It’s juvenile (in my opinion) and got its fans. But is it enough? And will the juries be manipulated by TIX’s efforts to promote his personal story in a song/staging that in many ways seems unrelated? I have a feeling that they won’t!