They weren’t originally scheduled to showcase their song “Someone” during Semi-Final 3 of Melodi Grand Prix 2022. But following a positive Covid result in the originally scheduled act Subwoolfer, the boy group NorthKid had to push everything forward by a week to perform their heartbreaking song “Someone”.

Now the five guys from northern Norway have followed that up by presenting their emotional music video, which they’ve crafted to tug on heart strings and elicit those tears.

“Our songs are often about love, and all the girls – or boys – we didn’t get,” says guitarist and singer Håkon Guttormsen. “Relationships that didn’t turn out the way we wanted and hoped for. That’s why we are so happy we can use our voice and platform to show that love is love, and happens in every age group. Also, this year marks the celebration of it being 50 years since being gay was decriminalized in Norway.”

As you can tell, promoting tolerance and acceptance is a cornerstone of their efforts at MGP this year.

“People might not be as open-minded in smaller villages and remote places, like here in Oslo,” says singer Bilal Saab. “I really hope we can be a voice in the battle for acceptance, and show how beautiful love is – regardless of whom you love.”

“I think there are a lot of people who need to see that guys like us, from small villages like Alta and Hasvik, show that it is cool and totally fine to love whoever.” 

NorthKid release emotional music video for “Someone”

The music video was shot in the stunning northern town of Alta. But we don’t see the boys taking the starring role. Instead, we follow the love story between “Juhan” and “Frøya”, played by the famous Norwegian actors Terje Strømdahl and Thea Stabell. 

The group give credit to a certain Eurovision winner for this winning partnership.

Bass player Vegard Olaussen said: “Actually, it was Hanne Krogh from Bobbysocks who put us in touch with Terje Strømdahl. So I guess we can say this video would have never happened without the help from a true Eurovision legend. Terje and Thea gives us chills from the first scene, they are truly amazing!”

MGP Semi-FInal 3 performance

The group were not satisfied with their performance during Semi-Final 3, which they say was marred by technical difficulties.

Lead singer Bilal can be seen holding his ear several times, indicating a sound issue, and the big curtain reveal got stuck.

But these boys are made of stars and they are putting those problems behind them so they can focus on the final.

“I guess we can all agree that Saturday’s show didn’t go exactly as planned, but that’s live TV for you. However, for that reason, there will be an even bigger contrast to our performance in the final where everything hopefully will be on point. We’ve gotten assurance from NRK that the technique won’t fail us then.”

“At the same time, I have to say we are really happy after Saturday’s performance – it was so much fun finally being able to perform our song live. Now we are working hard every day on making sure the performance in the final will be out of this world”

NorthKid – “Someone” Lyrics

VERSE 1
Hey, how you been?
Did you ever go to Berlin?
Are you falling asleep now 
Soon as you lay your head down?
Hey, how’s your dad?
Did you save up enough cash 
To buy the car that you wanted? 
Do you get home exhausted?

PRE 1
‘Cause we got
Caught in the deep end
Our hearts
Were too hurt for healing
We had
So many reasons why

CHORUS
Do ya do ya do ya ever dream of us?
Do ya do ya do ya ever think it’s such a shame?
I was someone you loved 
Now I’m someone you hate 
And when your head feels stuck 
Do ya do ya wish that I was there to heal the pain? 
I was someone you loved 
Now I’m someone you hate 


VERS 2
Where you at?
Did it all work out how you planned?
Did you find that someone who 
Loves you like I couldn’t do?


PRE 2
‘Cause we got
Caught in the deep end
Our hearts
Were too hurt for healing
Oh love
Everything heals with time

CHORUS
Do ya do ya do ya ever dream of us?
Do ya do ya do ya ever think it’s such a shame?
I was someone you loved 
Now I’m someone you hate 
And when your head feels stuck 
Do ya do ya wish that I was there to heal the pain? 
I was someone you loved 
Now I’m someone you hate


BRIDGE
If I walked by walked by
Would you wave hi, wave hi
And reminisce with me?
Would you even recognize me now?
If I walked by walked by
Would you think twice?
Would you care at all?

CHORUS
Do ya do ya do ya ever dream of us?
Do ya do ya do ya ever think it’s such a shame?
I was someone you loved 
Now I’m someone you hate 
And when your head feels stuck 
Do ya do ya wish that I was there to heal the pain? 
I was someone you loved 
Now I’m someone you hate

OUTRO
Do you do you do you
Do you do you do you
I was someone you loved
Now I’m someone you hate

What do you think about NorthKid’s music video? Do you think “Someone” has a chance of reaching Turin?
Let us know in the comments.

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Gandalf
Gandalf
4 months ago

It’s my favorite this year. Best vocals ever.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

Fantastic video! The story is wonderful! This song has been growing on me since I first listened to it like no other song.

Meckie
Meckie
4 months ago

This year a lot of songs feature the word and city name “Berlin”. Every year seems to have its favourite song lyrics or topics, I guess.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

Beautiful song !! I hope they are the winners

KLINE
KLINE
4 months ago

The song remains paper thing and generic, though – won’t do for Eurovision!

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

Well with a great stage presentation the dullest songs can come to life… Like Poland 2016 or Ukraine 2011 or 2013, amongst some examples.

Gijo
Gijo
4 months ago

Beautiful video!