WINNING ‘WAY Who is Norway’s Eurovision 2019 contestant? Meet KEiiNO who will be performing Spirit in the Sky


Norway is pinning its hopes on the pop supergroup’s catchy track

By Nola Ojomu18 May 2019, 19:25

Updated: 18 May 2019, 19:29

NORWAY are hoping to win the Eurovision Song Contest for a fourth time with the help of pop group, KEiiNO.

But how did the supergroup get picked for the honour and what is their Eurovision 2019 song like?

Who is Norway’s 2019 Eurovision entry KEiiNO?

KEiiNo are a Norwegian pop super group that consists of rapper Fred Buljo, 31, and singers Alexandra Rotan, 22, and Tom Hugo, 39.

The group were actually put together in 2018 especially for Norway’s Eurovison selection process, the Melodi Grand Prix.

KEiiNO revealed that their band name is inspired by Buljo’s hometown, Kautokeino. The last part means “way” or “road” which they felt perfectly represents “the road that brought us together”.

 KEiiNo is Norway's entry for Eurovision 2019
KEiiNo is Norway’s entry for Eurovision 2019Credit: Instagram/KEiinomusic

What is Norway’s Eurovision 2019 song called?

Spirit in The Sky was written by Tom Hugo Hhermansen and his husband, Alex Olsson, with the pair taking inspiration from the historic struggles for equality.

They are expected to perform at the second semi-final on May 16, 2019.

Norway has a mixed track record with the Eurovison because they have finished last more times than any other country.

But they have also seen themselves nab the top spot three times, including Alexander Rybak’s 2009 victory with his song, Fairytale.

He broke all previous records with his score of 387 points and the track topped the Eurovision charts once he won.

His album Fairytales was released in 25 countries.

So KEiiNO will be doing their best to replicate his success.

Credit: Instagram/KEiinomusic