TIX stormed to victory at Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) and will represent Norway.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021 delivered on its promise to be the biggest yet! With 5 semi-finals, a bumper ‘last chance’ evening, and a grand finale featuring a dozen amazing songs, it truly was the ultimate celebration of Norwegian music.
After 5 weeks of shows, TIX has been crowned champion and will perform in the first Eurovision Song Contest semi-final, to be held on 18 May 2021 (the day after Constitution Day, the national day of Norway).
Andreas Haukeland, better known as TIX, hails from Bærum (just outside of Oslo) and is one of Norway’s most popular artists.
TIX chose to perform the English version of his track Ut Av Mørket (Fallen Angel) at the Melodi Grand Prix final, a bold move that paid off as he’ll now take to the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this May.
The musician, producer and songwriter performs as his persona TIX, a nickname he chose so he could take ownership of his experience of growing up with Tourette’s syndrome (a condition which can lead to different types of involuntary tics).
The final was broadcast live from Oslo and was opened by last years winner Ulrikke. The 12 participating acts were introduced by presenters Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ronny Brede Aase and Silje Nordnes.
These were the finalists:
Atle Pettersen – World On Fire
Raylee – Hero
Stavangerkameratene – Who I Am
KIIM – My Lonely Voice
Blåsemafian feat. Hazel – Let Loose
Emmy – Witch Woods
TIX – Fallen Angel
Kaja Rode – Feel Again
Rein Alexander – Eyes Wide Open
IMERIKA – I Can’t Escape
KEiiNO – Monument
Jorn – Faith Bloody Faith
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place in Ahoy, Rotterdam in The Netherlands on 19, 21 and 23 May 2021. Eurofans in New Zealand can watch all three shows live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, without commentary.