KEiiNO’s new Melodi Grand Prix contribution “Monument” seems to strike a chord with the audience – and the band breathes a sigh of relief.Continue reading
KEiiNO – Monument Review
By Benjamin Willcock
I was first introduced to KEiiNO the same way most of us were, during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Their entry, Spirit in the Sky, was a bold, thunderous pop masterpiece that effortlessly blended classic pop tropes with spiritual lyricism. It was definitely one of the standouts that year, if not the most distinctive and memorable overall. It’s no wonder then that it won the public tele-vote with an astounding number of votes.Continue reading
Already after the final in 2019, Alexandra Rotan and the others in KEiiNO knew that they were not done with Melodi Grand Prix (Norway’s national selection for ESC/red.) They wanted to try again, they just didn’t know when.Continue reading
One can almost feel the need for revenge in the studio now, because our three next guests…, almost won the ESC in 2019, after receiving the most public votes.
But they ended up in 6th place, so here are three people who can hardly wait for the MGP (ESC) to start again. We shall not talk a lot about what happened in 2019, but we have to go there as well of course. Welcome, Tom Hugo, Alexandra and Fred, you look so happy! How long have you waited for this week?
Review by Aleksander Holt
I was mesmerized by KEiiNO’s song as soon as I heard the joik, and the further into the song we came, I was drawn more and more into it. Every time I listen to the song, I love KEiiNO and Monument more and more. Fred has convinced me that not only is he able to joik but also rapp.Continue reading
The magic of KEiiNO continues with “Monument”Continue reading
May 18th 2019: In Denmark, Karina Brandt lies worn out and sick in front of the TV. Then KEiiNO enters the stage in Tel Aviv. This evening her life changes.
By Kolbjørn Norvang å Wenche Maria Hætta
Translated by Karina Brandt
After hearing “Monument” repeatedly before I finally managed to sleep, I woke up again early today, still with a sense of enthusiasm and joy after the night’s release.
After brewing coffee, filling it on the thermos and putting the egg in the pot, I sat down on the sofa with my coffee cup and turned on my laptop. I went to Youtube and put on the new KEiiNO song again.Continue reading
KEiiNO’s new song, Monument, was released today, Friday, January 15th just after midnight.
Thanks to Even Ormbostad, an avid KEiiNO fan like myself, who keeps track of placements, I am so happy to be able to tell, that Monument went straight in as number 1 on iTunes in Norway and Israel. Denmark follows having it in 12th place. If that is because Danes are into a different type of music, or because we are not that big a population I’m not sure about, but what a pride to see TWO first place, congratulations, KEiiNO & Co.Continue reading
Where do we go when it’s over
How do you trace our life in time
When the snow comes in October
What do we leave behind
Crying, loving, dancing, fighting
All of this time, All of this time
In your voice
I feel it coming back to me
Like a shadow
Whisper in the night
Like a monument
To all the time we spent
A minor symphony
KEiiNO won the Melodi Grand Prix in 2019 and received the most audience votes in Eurovision. Now they are back with a song they think could take them all the way to the top in Europe.
– We are ready to show a new KEiiNO, says Fred Buljo, Alexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo Hermansen, better known as the group KEiiNO, almost in unison to Dagbladet.Continue reading
Around 12 this afternoon, some of us nearly had a heart attack. All of a sudden, the Facebook covers changed on KEiiNO’s Facebook, and on Tom’s, Alexandra’s and Freds – all into the same cover. This could mean two things, 1. A new single soon, or 2. They were among those soon to be announced as participants in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix i Norge.Continue reading