Subwoolfer Real Identities

It’s the newspaper that first told the world about the infamous Tinder Swindler. And now the journalists at Norway’s largest newspaper VG think they’ve cracked another case of subterfuge and misdirection — the mystery of Subwoolfer.

On Monday, just two days after Subwoolfer won Melodi Grand Prix, the publication ran with a story linking singers Gaute Ormåsen and Ben Adams to the yellow extraterrestrial wolves.

Media reports link Gaute Ormåsen and Ben Adams to Subwoolfer

The investigative report places Gaute and Ben at the H3 Arena in Bærum, at the same time as Subwoolfer and NRK were recording a backup performance for Eurovision 2022 in Turin. The newspaper sleuths spotted a Volkswagen registered to Ormåsen and a Porche registered to Adams parked outside the venue. Neither singer was availble for comment when approached by the publication.

The paper did manage to get a few words from Norway’s Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen. However, he gave little away. “Impossible for me to think anything about this”, he told VG in an initial text message. “Hmm… maybe this is part of a big game? It is no secret that we have Eurovision recordings here today”.

Later on, Karlsen was doorstepped at the arena. When asked if Ben Adams and Gaute Ormåsen were there, he simply replied “I do not know”. On their cars being parked outside, he said “I cannot comment on anything that is going on around here”.

Who are Ben Adams and Gaute Ormåsen?

Ben Adams is a British singer, best known for being a member of the 1990s boyband A1. Much of his work is now based in Norway, and he took part in Melodi Grand Prix 2010 along with the rest of his bandmates. Meanwhile, Gaute Ormåsen rose to fame on the first season of Norwegian Idol. He competed at MGP in 2010 and again in 2013.

The pair aren’t the first famous names to be linked to Subwoolfer. Shortly after “Give That Wolf A Banana” was first released, many speculated that comedy duo Ylvis could be the ones behind the act.

What do you think of the latest Subwoolfer theory? Let us know below.

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Mina Hallyday
Mina Hallyday
2 days ago

Of course it’s Gaute Ormåsen. Clearly.

ete sech
ete sech
2 months ago

Of course it’s Valentín Elizalde and Chalino Sánchez, duh! 😀

Milla
Milla
2 months ago

Silly..

Eva
Eva
2 months ago

Eurofans about Latvia – it’s a joke, I can’t take it seriously, it’s too silly, it’s about food ew etc.
Eurofans about Norway – it’s so fun, it’s so quirky, I love it.

Mjaa….

Serafina
Serafina
2 months ago
Reply to  Eva

It’s simple, Norway’s song is a solid pop song with solid production, it’s a party song. Latvia’s is a joke on its entirety, it’d be a joke even without the lyrics

Last edited 2 months ago by Serafina
James
James
2 months ago

I swear to god I posted on their YouTube performance, wolf on right’s voice sounds like Ben Adams!

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Alan Walker took a photo with them, is it just a coincidence? Hmm.

I think they should reveal their identities and i think it will happen at one point in Turin.

Pearli
Pearli
2 months ago

I’m more curious to know if they will show their mouths. It’s a singing competition and it’s ridiculous that they don’t show any of their mouths to clarify if they are singing live or not.

Mirko
Mirko
2 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

I was thinking the exactly same thing.

Liis
Liis
2 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

If you look closely then you can see that they are moving their mouths. But how will you determin that when seeing them move their mouth it is not just mouthing the words? Maybe they are very good at pretending? 😀 I think it’s fine the way it is and we have to trust EBU to makse sure it is live.

Safiya
Safiya
2 months ago
Reply to  Liis

The organisers will make sure that they sing live, we don’t have to see their mouths.

Cloudberry
Cloudberry
2 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

Clearly they are singing live. First of all you can see it if you look closely, you can hear their breathing in the microphone, and the broadcaster will surely know, and have strict rules to follow

Mark
Mark
2 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

If you look closely at the national final performance video, timestamp 2:43, you’ll see that there is a mouth hole on the yellow head mask they are wearing. https://youtu.be/FJjo8s3fKUM?t=163

I doubt that the show producers will allow them NOT to sing live.

Caspi
Caspi
2 months ago

Does anyone have any music analytical historical background here
It’s such an obvious Daft Punk rip off without the depth
Same marketing different mask and the musical influence is obvious

Heurve
Heurve
2 months ago
Reply to  Caspi

I agree. Being Daft Punk requires a little more than just wearing a mask indeed! No doubt the song is funny and catchy, but musically speaking, it is very poor…

Sava
Sava
2 months ago

Almost certain I think France will. win

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Sava

Right, you’ve had enough for one night, I’m closing your tab, go home and get some sleep

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

They probably wouldn’t win but Alvan et Ahez could be another televoting top 5 and even overall top 5 for France if staged properly in Torino…

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Sava

Always dangerous to post a comment like this about France on wiwi… you can say the same about some others countries I won’t name, as much as you want and it wouldn’t have the same effect weirdly, even after 45 years and with their recent big efforts France has still not the right to win….ok some readers here are really the worst eurofans ever.

Last edited 2 months ago by Esc addict
John
John
2 months ago

I have the feeling the whole mystery thing will wane the more acts are announced. Perhaps it will provide some suspense the week of the contest, but unless they win the ESC it kind of becomes irrelevant.

Sava
Sava
2 months ago

Lol… Another masked singer ? France….. Ta place…. Uk… Ward Thomas….. Australia or Polands ochman will win this year ? all good

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

Some things I don’t understand : why they can sing but are not able to talk during the interviews?
And I don’t really understand the story line around their characters and their song, I think there are inconsistencies….but I love bananas, I’m a yellow sucker and the song is cool.

Last edited 2 months ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Oh and I just watch the final performance of Elsie in MGP, speechless, perfect, there was everything, emotions, staging, lights, voice, everything perfect, congrats to her too.

Cloudberry
Cloudberry
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Because that would reveal that one of them is british….

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I think it’s probably because if you hear their speaking voices (along with them singing voices), it’ll be even easier to guess who it is.

muyang
muyang
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

They don’t want to be recognized by their voice

Amcia
Amcia
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

They don’t speak because it would be easy to confirm who they are. Ben Adams is British, and all though he’s lived in Norway for a long time and probably understands Norwegian, I don’t think he speaks the language. And if he does he’ll have a heavy accent. Gaute Ormåsen has a very specific dialect, and it’s not sure he’d be able to pull off another dialect to fool the viewers. That’s why. I hope they will do interviews themselves without the other guy in Torino, though.

Anita
Anita
2 months ago

I’m almost 100% sure that JOWST produced and wrote the song and he is the DJ in the astronaut suit, mark my words. It’s a guess, but the music suits his style and that he’s on stage like 2017 (on a DJ desc and hidden behind a “mask”) is also fitting.

Last edited 2 months ago by Anita
Sim
Sim
2 months ago
Reply to  Anita

Ithink exactly the same – also the fact he is a part of team, always mentioned he will perform with them, posing in the final…yeah, also the girls, but him especially,.

Safiya
Safiya
2 months ago
Reply to  Anita

I also have a feeling that JOWST is involved for some reason.

Erik
Erik
2 months ago
Reply to  Rita

Wow. The VG article convinced me with the artists having the same manager. When you say you recognise his voice without having heard a speculation that it’s him. Then I’m really convinced.

Gloria
Gloria
2 months ago

I can see them win the televote as voters will think this is masked singer. So they will hype up that they will unmask if they win 😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Gloria
Brötchen
Brötchen
2 months ago
Reply to  Gloria

But who cares about the unmasking moment if only people in Norway will know who they are?

esc1234
esc1234
2 months ago

Good luck keeping it a secret, they need to travel to italy so people will see them and they cant wear full face masks

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago

It’s Jedward, lol

Jofty
Jofty
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Not Senhit and Valentina?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Tor and Bettan?

Balint
Balint
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Alina Pash and Maruv?

Iris
Iris
2 months ago
Reply to  Balint

Wait… I thought they were Mahmood and Blanco (and that DJ astronaut is Michelangelo) ??? My life is a lie…

Last edited 2 months ago by Iris
musica
musica
2 months ago

It’s John Lennon and Jim Morrison. I thought this was obvious?

Salem
Salem
2 months ago

Reliable sources say they are William and Deban.

musimakeup
musimakeup
2 months ago
Reply to  Salem

Easy : just have to find a way to make them say “let’s do this” and we’ll know for sure.

RRR
RRR
2 months ago

It’s 2022.
People still think that “who hides beneath those singers masks” is a thing.
Gimme a break!

Illi
Illi
2 months ago

They are Keith and Jim from the Moon.

Zander25
Zander25
2 months ago

gosh I already posted on other topic that EBU should impose on removing or atleast made them wear a mask that their mouth is clearly revealed else I’ll believe they are using playback. And this kind of Interview is just clearly made up promotions just like Sia wig hiding her face, a lot knows them!

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
2 months ago

On the norwegian Wikipedia page, there are also Sirkus Eliassen mentioned.

But well, I do wanns know but I respect them, if they keep it as a secret until May.

As already mentioned, its part of the whole Subwoolfer concept and it brings sort of mystery to this act.

And of course, some people of NRK and the EBU should be awared, who the people behind Keith and Jim (as well as DJ Astro) are but they‘ll keep that secret until its ready to be revealed.

Denisse
Denisse
2 months ago
Reply to  KuhKatz

I was watching their MGP video after reading your comment and they could totally be them, the height match and the voices are similar

Tzs
Tzs
2 months ago

Sorry for off topic but Anders Bagge is almost number 1 according to bookmakers …. 🙁 I cant see another favorits to go home

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

Would he be the oldest singer to ever win melfest? It’s very rare for Sweden to send someone older.

Tzs
Tzs
2 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

No we dont need cheesy songs anymore – we have enough … Klara/Liamoo/Cornelia andiamoo

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
2 months ago

I remember a1, they were on kids tv quite regularly back in the late 90s/early 2000s. I also remember them at MGP in 2010, would have been good if they represented the UK that year in Oslo. How much as Ben done in Norway since then? Still making music? Does he speak Norwegian?

Jofty
Jofty
2 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

This could be Ben’s revenge on Norway for
not making it through in 2010 over Derek Silly Tango. I think he appears on “celebrity” shows and is married to Miss Norway. As you Kristian Ingebrigtsen was also a member of A1.

F@b
2 months ago

If Ben Adams comes to the ESC, he has to come without a mask!

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
2 months ago

Who cares?

beccaboo1212
2 months ago

That’s possible. Let’s not forget the lyrics in “Give That Wolf a Banana” indicate that the duo calls themselves Keith and Jim.

Espen Pedersen
Espen Pedersen
2 months ago

There’s not much to think about concerning Gaute Ormåsen. Just take a look at the guitar in the music video, then google “Gaute Ormåsen gitar”. It’s the same guitar ?…

Jessie
Jessie
2 months ago

I think eat your salad and save the planet being green is hot

Meckie
Meckie
2 months ago

What about their voices, do they have the same voices?

Irishesc
Irishesc
2 months ago

Not falling for rumours subwoolfer will reveal their true identity when they are ready until then just enjoy the mystery

Last edited 2 months ago by Irishesc
tomato
tomato
2 months ago

I think it is Erling Haaland and Alexander Rybak. Or Marcus & Martinus?

Last edited 2 months ago by tomato
Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

I thought Jowst was involved…. they will hide the thing until Eurovision so we can still speculate we won’t have the answer soon.
It’s a marketing thing like the Daft Punk did, it will help to make talk about them in May.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago

Ben Adams and Gaute Orbasen??? Really??? Just wow!!!
(Irony mode on).

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

oh cmon it is easy to check, just see who’s entering the studios before the performances – plus NRK has the contracts and knows all the details. sooner or later they will be officially revealed unless the agreement with NRK is not to leak their identities.

In any case, it is impossible to keep it a secret now with social media.

Both guys are followed by Wiwibloggs and William so i guess it’s just another hint 😉

Sale
Sale
2 months ago

It would be nice if you gave attention to other artists and countries, instead of all of the same national finals and countries, Montenegro and the Netherlands announcened their dates, yet no coverage was made… Strange.

Escworld
Escworld
2 months ago
Reply to  Sale

At which date will the Dutch song be revealed?

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
2 months ago

The one on the bottom looks a bit like Morten Harket

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

The one on the top got famous with an A-ha song…

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

How is it even allowed that performers remain anonymous?

Last edited 2 months ago by Jonas
Leenchen
Leenchen
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Why shouldn’t it be allowed?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Leenchen

They might not need to tell the audience, but at least NRK and the EBU.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well they will need to send their passports and personal details to EBU and host country because they need to have their cards to enter buildings.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Even the public should know – it’s their money NRK are spending.

Maybe I’m taking this too seriously.

Leenchen
Leenchen
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not knowing their identity is part of the fun and Subwoolfers concept (them being from the moon and that they are the most successful band in the universe). If they would reveal themselves right know, the „magic“ would be gone.

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think the whole point of this is that their identity should NOT matter, but to focus on the song instead.

It’s a clever strategy.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

I suppose they are fictional characters. Lordi kinda did the same thing.

Jofty
Jofty
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

And Silvia Knight

Jark
Jark
2 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

Second year in a row that the Norwegian winner has worked hard to make it about everything but the song. Understandable, because the songs aren’t all that good.