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.
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.