After surprising everyone, that they will be participating at Melodi Grand Prix 2021, Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO has released their song “Monument”, which is the group’s bid to participate Norway at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
KEiiNO are due to perform ‘Monument’ at the first semifinal of Melodi Grand Prix tomorrow. The group has automatically qualified for the Grand Final of this year’s competition, and will compete for the trophy on February 20.
Speaking to NRK about their participation in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, KEiiNO revealed more about their entry for this year. Fred even reveals that he finally shows off his rapping skills in this track.
“Monument” is a more adult version of “Spirit in the Sky”. We show that we have come a little further.
The group further elaborates that the track is a tribute to those who have enriched others, but often goes unnoticed.
“Monument” is about the tracks we leave behind, the experiences you remember, the strong relationships. It is a tribute to those who enrich the lives of others, but who do not get statues erected or streets named after them.
Listen to “Monument”
You are now able to listen to the song KEiiNO is competing with at Melodi Grand Prix 2021 via the following streaming platforms:
Moreover, you can also listen to the other competing entries at this year’s Melodi Grand Prix by following our Spotify playlist.
KEiiNO at the Eurovision Song Contest
As one of the fan favourites, they won Europe and Australia’s hearts, coming top in the televote. They placed sixth overall with a total of 331 points. Thus achieving Norway’s highest points total last decade and best result since Margaret Berger placed fourth in 2013 with ‘I Feed You My Love’. Their platinum debut single, ‘Spirit In The Sky’ was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the Norwegian Grammys and has won 4 Scandipop-awards. Since then the trio have toured from London to Australia, releasing hit after hit, such as ‘Praying‘, ‘Colours‘ and ‘Would I Lie‘ from OKTA. Recently following up OKTA with ‘Transarctic Lover‘, and their Christmas single ‘A Winter’s Night‘. As well as receiving international recognition at the 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards.
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