It’s the never-ending mystery that has continued throughout the Eurovision 2022 season – who are behind the masks of Norway’s Eurovision 2022 entry? And now we have another clue to ponder over. NRK has shared footage of a moment where they caught DJ Astronaut taking off their helmet, revealing Eurovision 2021 star TIX.

But is it a ruse by the Norwegian broadcaster?

Is TIX Subwoolfer’s DJ Astronaut?

Norway’s NRK News shared the footage ahead of the first semi-final of Eurovision 2022 on Tuesday.

Taken outside of Pala Olimpico, we see a security guard with DJ Astronaut, who is part of Subwoolfer’s act at the contest.

The Astronaut takes off his golden helmet and we get an identifiable glimpse of Norway’s Eurovision 2021 star TIX – the headband and glasses are an instant give away.

Despite the evidence, there are some counter points that tell a slightly different story.

At Melodi Grand Prix 2022, TIX was present at the grand final to award Subwoolfer their trophy. DJ Astronaut was still with Subwoolfer at the time, so this particular incarnate of the DJ could not have been TIX.

MGP 2022 results sequence, with TIX and DJ Astronaut both present

 

TIX does appear to be in Turin, though. The Norwegian singer has been spotted elsewhere around the city. This includes being seen alongside Efendi, Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2021 star.

TIX and Efendi grew a bond with each other whilst in Rotterdam last year, where they were dubbed Efentix by fans. This still appears to be going strong one year later. Efendi has posted a number of Instagram stories in Turin with a mysterious man, who she later reveals to be TIX.

One of these stories is from inside the Pala Olimpico arena during semi-final one on Tuesday night. Efendi is in amongst a group of Subwoolfer supporters. Fans also spotted Efendi and TIX in the arena for the live show, as well as outside afterwards.

But if TIX was in the audience for the semi-final, then he wouldn’t have been able to be on stage as DJ Astronaut at the same time.

This could suggest the video NRK shared on their news programme was a ruse to keep people guessing and raise intrigue ahead of Subwoolfer’s semi-final. The mystery continues…

Is Thomas Hayes Subwoolfer’s DJ Astronaut?

Almost at the same time as the TIX footage was shared, the DJ Astronaut costume also appeared somewhere else on social media.

Norwegian singer and actor Thomas Hayes shared a snap of the golden space suit on his Instagram story, adding the place name Turin. He quickly deleted it shortly after posting.

This throws another possible name into the hat of who could be behind the helmet.

It is quite possible that the person underneath the DJ Astronaut costume has changed over time and with each performance during the Eurovision 2022 season. Until we find out officially (if we ever find out), fans will just have to keep sleuthing more clues.

Subwoolfer explore Turin

Despite the debate over who is behind the DJ Astronaut, Subwoolfer themselves have been enjoying their time in Turin.

The pair of yellow, banana-loving wolves shared the song “Turin” at the start of the week. It’s a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” but with lyrics all about their time in the Eurovision 2022 host city.

Listen for a shout-out to wiwibloggs one minute in.

Do you think TIX is behind DJ astronaut? Are you itching to finally find out the truth to Subwoolfer’s identities? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
12 days ago

Shame on you for doing free(?) promo for Norway again…. as if that Efentix BS wasn’t enough last year.
Tix seen half an hour before rehersals as one of the Subwoolfer members….hmmm wonder what that could be… maybe..a… pr trick.

ChrisO
ChrisO
11 days ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

All the artists are free to do their own similar stunts and they’ll write about it… You’re a bit silly.

Hbb
Hbb
12 days ago

In the New Music video, Dragma, you can see a tatoo on one of the woolfes arm. Can Donkeyboys be involved? Think I have seen that tatoo before ?

Eurovisionfrance
Eurovisionfrance
12 days ago

I mean…. I hope they won’t ever pull their masks off 🙂 The fact that they’re anonymous is part of the magic…
As long as I don’t actually see a human presence in these costumes, to me, they’re actually coming from the moon eheh :p

Stian F
Stian F
12 days ago

So one year with a gimmick and you dont care at all about a country anymore? What is wrong with you? LOL!!!

Snerk
Snerk
11 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

Two years. Let’s be honest, Tix is very skilled at making everything about anything but his music, because his music isn’t all that great.

shane
shane
13 days ago

Are they going to do a masked singer reveal at the end

Laura
Laura
13 days ago
Reply to  shane

How awesome would that be!!!

Fatima
Fatima
13 days ago

It’s the second year in a row Norway have played games. It barely worked last year, with Tix scraping into the final at the expense of Croatia. I’m not sure if they’ll do much better this year.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

It WORKED last year.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Bruh, Norway’s pulling a Cyprus. Going for the same kind of entry year after year with waning results

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

No they are not!

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yes they are, and I’m tired of people pretending they’re not

Cala
Cala
11 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

Norway sending the same kind of entry every year? Are you joking? Cyprus always send female with a dance type of song. Norway on the other hand is one of the most diverse countries for the last 17 years… from glam rock, Norwegian folk song, latin, rnb-pop, folk pop, disney ballad, african rythm, eastern rythm, modern electro pop, fragile ballad, grand ballad, pop, EDM, jazzy, Joik pop, ballad and now club/dance. Why do you hate on Norway? There are several countries you could say »sending same type of entry» about, but not Norway.

Ivar
Ivar
13 days ago

I agree. The challenge at MGP these past couple of years has been to match good songs with good performers.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago

Just when I thought Norway couldn’t be cringier this year xd

Jessie
Jessie
13 days ago

Who cares anywayy slay chanel

hannah
hannah
12 days ago
Reply to  Jessie

this is why chanel doesn’t interact with fans, I would be embarrassed too

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
13 days ago

Off topic: The MRT Editorial Board is considering the withdrawal of North Macedonia from the competition from 2023. Following the incident at the Opening Ceremony in which Andrea dropped the Macedonian flag onto the floor. In the clip seen of the singer, it does not appear the singer intended any disrespect and simply wanted to move the flag out of the photo shoot with the press. However showing disrespect to national symbols is a crime in North Macedonia, meaning Andrea could face legal action for her actions on the red carpet. The broadcaster states that it has taken the decision to remain in… Read more »

Ziv
Ziv
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Poor Andrea, can MRT at least give such a comment after she performs?

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

If this is how they treat their performers, I don’t want them back. Byebye.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well said! Ciao ciao fools!

esc_fl
esc_fl
13 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Brooke should sing that tomorrow!

shane
shane
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

They’ve ruined every great shot they’ve had with diabolical stating anyway.

voix
voix
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Well let them go, every year the choose an artist and then publicly humiliate them and make them a target for bullying by nationalists. The country has a lot of problems and nationalism has taken over even eurovision. Short your issues and come back when you can support your artists and dont publicly shame them as you did with your last 3 representatives.

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Good. We don’t need close minded people like them anyways

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

I just hope that particular flag is ok. It hasn’t been seen or heard of since the opening ceremony. Is it still functioning as a flag? Is the fabric intact? Is the plastic still straight or is it now bent in some unseemly queer way? Come on, MRT, at least let us know the flag is ok! I won’t even be able to enjoy any of the performances tomorrow unless I know that all of the North Macedonian flags are accounted for and in top condition. I read that each one was lovingly, painstakingly made in China by hand, with… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I LOVE THIS COMMENT!

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I think the flag has gone into witness protection.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

And the flag it’s saying it’s no big deal, Andrea represents the flag with dignity and talent! May she carry the flag high come SF2 and the GF!

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Protection in Italy, protection from MRT. This brave flag refuses to be used.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m worried about Andrea.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Everybody knows North Macedonia isn’t reddi for the EU. North Macedonia knows it, the EU knows it.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Vicious, appalling, I agree. Where’s the EBU statement?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Are they considering this because they felt she embarrassed them, or is it because they took a look at the bookies’ boards and don’t believe they stand a chance for a good showing next year. They forget the big surprise they came up with in 2019.

Denis
Denis
13 days ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

I think its sounds as if the board looked at their result and just decided it is not worth spending taxmoney on something that is not paying off.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

If MRT wanna withdraw they can gopher it. They are the ones who are giving themselves a bad rep, not ESC. I hope Andrea will be alright after ESC.

Héctor
Héctor
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Then they might have some time to study how to actually stage a song. “Dance Alone” was perfect and the killed it. Same every year, though.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Poor Andrea, at this pace it’s better for Macedonia to pull out of the contest after this year until they sort themselves out. You just can’t be this ungrateful with your representatives

Anita
Anita
13 days ago

I hope that my guess from months ago is true and it is JOWST. I think he could be one of the composers and 2017 he was also the DJ on stage.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago
Reply to  Anita

It’s not help selling his music though (yet), so I don’t see the benefit for him to hide his identity.

Anita
Anita
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Maybe he is not so much after the money as you think? Or did I get your reaction right? Consider I am no English native. speaker

voix
voix
13 days ago

Corriere della sera has an article about two volunteers who argue that they were harassed by two (one of colour and one white) dancers and an artist of a country of “north europe” during a party last week. I know that wiwibloggs has a positive attitude towards news but harassment should be reported and condemned. I guess this will become a huge headline soon

voix
voix
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Exactly. Lets see if this gets attention. Its 2022, harassment and sexual assault should not be tolerated.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago
Reply to  voix

It requires evidence to take it further, of course.

voix
voix
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

They should launch an investigation.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  voix

YES INDEED!

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

No it doesn’t require evidence to take it further. It should be taken further to establish evidence, witnesses, credibility and\/or such. But first, it HAS to be taken further.

Jack
Jack
13 days ago
Reply to  voix

Belgium has entered the chat

Adnama
Adnama
13 days ago

Norway always doing stuns for votes…

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago

Would TIX really wear his headband and sunglasses under a heavy and sweaty wolf mask?

I don’t think so.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

My guesses are Jens Stoltenberg and Fionnuala Sherry.

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Carl Bildt and Jackie Chan.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

“Alla TV danno Jackie Chan”

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago

To clarify: No, I am not a member of Subwoolfer. 😀

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

🙁

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
13 days ago

Can we have a year wear all contestants wear costumes concealing their identities? Eurovision 2023: Masked Singer Edition.

Yudhistira Mahasena
13 days ago

Nice one, actually.

Jofty
Jofty
13 days ago

Sia could represent every country

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago

I already proposed it, naturally. 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago

Subwoolfer did an AMA on Reddit with r/Eurovision and they said they don’t plan on revealing their identities once the Contest is over. They said there’s ‘no point’. Obviously that might change, but worth noting.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

My initial fear was that they were using the contest to make some kind of massive political statement if they won. But so far, this does not appear to be the case.

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Maybe they’re being funded by Big Banana.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

The amusement park in Australia?

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Coffs Harbour, lovely place!

Rodabo
Rodabo
13 days ago

DJ astronaut could also be Erling Haaland.

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
13 days ago

Thomas Hayes rumored to be DJ Astronaut is honestly one of the most random things I’ve seen this season

Safiya
Safiya
13 days ago

Could it be JOWST?

Yudhistira Mahasena
13 days ago
Reply to  Safiya

No chance. Looks very different. DJ Astronaut doesn’t have a Norwegian accent when speaking English. With JOWST, you can clearly hear his Norwegian accent.

ChrisO
ChrisO
11 days ago

You realize not all Norwegians have an accent when speaking English? Some of us study abroad as well.

Jofty
Jofty
13 days ago
Reply to  Safiya

Maybe Steps?

Ela
Ela
13 days ago
Reply to  Safiya

DJ A. is too skinny

Yudhistira Mahasena
13 days ago

I gotta guess who DJ Astronaut is… To my theory, DJ Astronaut could be The Boyz’s Kevin. He speaks like Kevin, walks like Kevin, eats like Kevin, showers like Kevin. But, he may not be Kevin. He may know Kevin from one person or another, but he’s not Kevin and will never be. And that’s not even all. DJ Astronaut is the same height as Kevin – down to the inch. He speaks fluent English like Kevin, and may be Korean-Canadian like Kevin. But again, he may not be Kevin. He just knows Kevin. Why do I say that he… Read more »

sam
sam
13 days ago

you said kevin 14 too many times

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
13 days ago

DJ Astro isn’t TIX but funny troll. I’m guessing the Alan Walker thing was a troll also. DJ Astro can be multiple people cus they don’t talk so they could be anyone.

Azuro
Azuro
13 days ago

I hope they do eventually who was behind the costumes, maybe in the final when their televote points get read out, the 2 can have their masks off?

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
13 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

I think they will only do that if they win which they won’t sadly. Thing is Subwoolfer said they’re staying on Earth so this tells us these two will keep doing music together. We already know who Keith & Jim are at this point so they don’t need to reveal nothing.

Yudhistira Mahasena
13 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Keith = Ben Adams
Jim = Gaute Ormasen

I’ve listened to their songs, and Ben does sound like Keith and Gaute does sound like Jim. But again, nothing has been confirmed yet. Even Ben and Gaute didn’t confirm the news about who is behind Subwoolfer.

Ben’s last Instagram feed was not him in Turin either.

Darren Ochman
Darren Ochman
13 days ago

From one meme to another I guess…. -_-

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
13 days ago

Classic, excellent stuff! Eurovision at its best !

Efthymios (#2)
Efthymios (#2)
13 days ago

Alright, this man is a legend. <3
Totally unexpected stunt but now I love Norway's moon crew even more… 🙂

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
13 days ago

This is among the best PR stunts in ESC history, and wonderfully reported. If they’re making that ESC teledrama i’d love to see an arc based on Subwoolfer.

Jack
Jack
13 days ago

Another pr stunt by Norway, next

Ziv
Ziv
13 days ago

I am not too concerned about who are the members of Subwoolfer, but happy to know that Tix and Efendi are serious about each other. Isn’t it cute to have a Eurovision couple? Or even their kids in future would be involved in Eurovision in some ways too?

Sim
Sim
13 days ago
Reply to  Ziv

yes, really cute how low self-esteem should have that man when he flirts with Azerbaijani propaganda brainwashed girl who supported their invasion to Artsakh (Autumn 2020) calling Armenians terrorists. like really, they will share their own reality out of this world, I think.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
13 days ago

It is him 100% then. I remember he also said in February “I know who is Subwoolfer”.

Tzs
Tzs
13 days ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Keino said same

Thanos
Thanos
13 days ago

I’ll have to be honest here. I am bit tired of PR stunts in ESC.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
13 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

It’s not like it has any impact on the viewers at home at all. Just take it chill and lay back i’d say.

Thanos
Thanos
13 days ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

I mean it kinda does have an impact sometimes. It creates a certain buzz around an entry not due to the quality of the entry itself but because of the PR. And where there’s buzz there will be votes in one way or another. The whole story about Subwoolfer was fun at first but gradually it has started becoming tiring to me.

Rob
Rob
13 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

I didn’t really like Tix last year, so if anything, it’s bad PR for me..

Thanos
Thanos
13 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I didn’t like Fallen Angel either but some other people may certainly get intrigued by such a story and be influenced into voting. We also still have no idea what other PR tricks Norway plans to play. I mean we have no idea who Subwoolfer themselves are yet, what if there’s a twist there as well?

Philip Wester
Philip Wester
13 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

You’re seriously overestimating the number of people who care enough about Eurovision to check out pre-contest buzz.

Thanos
Thanos
13 days ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

Perhaps yes. But nevertheless this kind of tricks should never be the main thing or boost a song imo. And if they weren’t meant to boost the performance of an entry, why do people still do them?

Fatima
Fatima
13 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Me too, especially those from Norway. Georgia are also silly this year. The more successful these songs are this week, the more likely we’ll get more next year.

Thanos
Thanos
13 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

I agree. I like the Georgian entry but yeah the tricks were unnecessary there as well.

Jofty
Jofty
13 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

Yes. What if everyone decided to put in the type of song from Georgia, Latvia, Moldova and Norway?

Brian
Brian
13 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

What?? PR stunts it’s fun and make ESC to another level?