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KEiiNO releases their new single ‘Vill Ha Dig’

KEiiNO puts a modern twist to Freestyle's hit

After releasing their single ‘Praying’ after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year’s Norwegian supergroup KEiiNO has released their latest single Vill Ha Dig. The single is a cover of Freestyle’s song, which was released in 1980.

Listen to Vill Ha Dig

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A modern twist to an 80’s hit.

Vill Ha Dig, which translates to “I Want You” is a hit in the Scandinavian countries, and has also managed highly when it was released. This is not the first time that the hit song was covered by a Eurovision artist. 2012 Eurovision winner Loreen covered the song when she participated in Swedish Idol in 2004.

The original version by Freestyle is mostly synthpop and disco based, as opposed to KEiiNO’s version, which still has the pop element, but makes use of electronic music. Combine this with Tom and Alexandra’s harmonies and energetic take on the track, you are sure to bop along. However, you cannot miss Fred’s rap, which is surprisingly a refreshingly modern addition to the track.

New Single and New Tour ahead!

As well as releasing their new single, KEiiNO has also announced a new tour, with dates throughout Norway, as well as announcing dates for Australia this November. KEiiNO is also due to appear at the next Eurofest on November 8.

KEiiNO at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

During another successful edition of Norway’s selection show Melodi Grand Prix, KEiiNO were chosen with 58.8% of the public vote to represent Norway in Tel Aviv. Therein they managed to secure Norway’s place in the Grand Final for the third year running. As one of the fan favourites they won Europe and Australia’s hearts, coming top in the televote. They placed in sixth overall with a total of 331 points. Thus achieving Norway’s highest points total this decade and best result since Margaret Berger placed fourth in 2013 with ‘I Feed You My Love’

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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