“Give That Wolf A Banana”, 2022 in Turin (Final)
At the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, the duo Subwoolfer is fighting for a top position with “Give That Wolf A Banana”. The Norwegians cleared the first hurdle with ease.
Who will represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin? This question has not been completely answered even after Subwoolfer’s Melodi Grand Prix victory, because for weeks Norway has been puzzling over who exactly is behind the singing duo with the yellow wolf masks. Whether the two musicians are really called Keith and Jim, as stated in their fictional biography, is doubtful. The only thing that is certain is that the electro title “Give That Wolf A Banana” written by them and DJ Astronaut with self-referential nonsense lyrics clearly prevailed against the second-placed teen band NorthKid in the gold final. The fact that Subwoolfer is Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, who landed a viral hit with “The Fox” in 2013, is not entirely unlikely.
Pop talent factory Norway
Norway has remained true to the high-performing preliminary decision format of the past two years with various semi-finals and consolation rounds and four seeded finalists. 21 varied songs were chosen from almost 1,200 submissions, which fought exciting gold duels on a weekly basis. In addition to the six best semi-finalists and the four wildcard interpreters, this year’s ESC participants were also in the final show Amanda Tenfjord and We Are Domi, who start at the ESC for Greece and the Czech Republic, but come from the pop talent factory Norway or live there. The highlight of the evening, however, was the performance of Tix, who has his ESC song “Fallen Angel” performed in an enchanting Norwegian-English acoustic version, which the 500 admitted spectators enthusiastically joined in.
Internet hype about intergalactic divination
Even before the official presentation of Subwoolfer’s wildcard song, social media hype had arisen about the band, which claims to have been formed on the moon 4.5 million years ago and came to earth with the “best existing song”. to seek out the prophet Neil, who once prophesied Subwoolfer that they would become the most successful artists of all time. With the bookmakers, the duo quickly shot up to number 1 in the betting odds for the national preliminary round. In the end, the lead over the runners-up with 55,883 votes was not quite as clear as it was for Tix in 2021, but it was as big as the internet hype predicted. So nothing stands in the way of conquering the world in Turin – part one of the mission is done by surviving the first semi-final.
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