TIX wins Norway's Melodi Grand Prix
The Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix has been run and won for 2021, and it is TIX who will represent Norway in May.
He beat the fan favourite and 2019 representatives KEiiNO with his song ‘Fallen Angel’.
The show began with a performance from 2020 MGP winner Ulrikke of a slighty different version of her 2020 winning song ‘Attention’. It was more upbeat than the version that won her the 2020 title.
She returned later in the show and delivered a very colourful performance of her new song ‘Falling Apart’.
In the first part of the show, all 12 finalists performed their songs, with many making subtle changes to their staging since their previous performances earlier in the competition.
Once all 12 artists had performed, the Norwegian public got to work and voted for their favourite, with the top four making it through to the Gold Final.
Blåsemafian feat. Hazel, Jorn, TIX and KEiiNO were the four acts that made the top four.
Norwegians then voted again to determine who the top two were that advanced to the Gold Duel. As many expected, TIX and KEiiNO were the two acts that progressed to the Gold Duel.
Both acts performed again, and then Norwegians once again voted.
In the end, TIX beat KEiiNO in all bar one region of Norway, and took the title.
TIX is the stage name of Andreas Haukeland, and he created the name after growing up with Tourette's syndrome. He has had seven Spotify no.1 hits in Norway, and the Norwegian version of ‘Fallen Angel’ has had almost three million streams on Spotify.