Keiino

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KEiiNO
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Keiino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
(L–R: Hermansen, Rotan, Buljo)
Background information
OriginNorway
Genres
Years active2018–present
Associated acts
Websitekeiino.com
Members

Keiino (often stylised as KEiiNO; /ˈkn/, Norwegian pronunciation: [kæɪˈnoː]) is a Norwegian supergroup consisting of Sámi rapper Fred Buljo, and Norwegian singers Alexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo. The group was created in late 2018 in preparation for the participation in Melodi Grand Prix 2019.[1]

As a result of winning Melodi Grand Prix 2019, the group represtented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Spirit in the Sky”.

In the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Second Semi-Final held on Thursday 16 May 2019, they qualified to the final. At the finals, their entry received the highest points from the European public's televoting with a total of 291 points, although combined with their lesser score from the jury groups they finished in 6th place.

Background[edit]

The group was established in the late summer of 2018 when Tom Hugo and his husband, Alex Olsson, began writing "Spirit in the Sky", a song inspired by historical struggles for equality. They later joined Sámi rapper and joiker Fred-René Buljo and singer Alexandra Rotan. The group name Keiino was inspired by the name of Buljo's home town Kautokeino (North Sami: Guovdageaidnu). The last part -geaidnu translates to the "way" or "road", which Buljo states; "Represents the road that brought us together", in an interview with TV 2.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[3]
AUT
[4]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[5]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
SCO
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
"Spirit in the Sky" 2019 1 61 19 84 55 7 33 7 61 Non-album singles
"Shallow"
"Praying"[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ertesvåg, Oda Ruggesæter (2 March 2019). "Dette er årets MGP-artister" (nb-NO). NRK. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  2. ^ AS, TV 2. "Dette betyr joiken i Melodi Grand Prix-vinnerlåten". TV 2 (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ "Discography KEiiNO". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Discographie KEiiNO". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Discografie KEiiNO". Ultratop. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Discography KEiiNO". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Discografie KEiiNO". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart: 24 May 2019 – 30 May 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Discography KEiiNO". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Discographie KEiiNO". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Keiino | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  12. ^ eurovisiontj (2019-06-16). "KEiiNO to release 'Praying' on June 21". ESCXTRA.com. Retrieved 2019-06-18.

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Preceded by
Alexander Rybak
with "That's How You Write a Song"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent