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๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด TIX releases music video for “Fallen Angel”

The video captures TIX's origin story

Today, Norway’s TIX released the official music video for his Eurovision 2021 entry “Fallen Angel”. The biographical clip captures the origin story of TIX, a moniker that was born from childhood bullying over his Tourette’s syndrome.

The video was directed and produced by Brusjan AS, and features flashbacks to scenes based on TIX’s childhood bullying. A far cry from his Melodi Grand Prix staging, the video is one of the more touching clips to accompany a Eurovision entry this year.

Last month, in a documentary special for NRK, he described the “ugly” aftermath of his first MGP performance. TIX had even approached his record company and the broadcaster following the performance saying that he wanted to withdraw from the competition.

You can watch the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHvWB5OU-Q&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

About TIX

Andreas Haukeland โ€“ known as TIX โ€“ will represent Norway at Eurovision 2021ย with the song โ€œFallen Angelโ€. The 27-year old singer from Bรฆrum won this yearโ€™s Melodi Grand Prix beating off strong competition from Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO. After a tense โ€˜Gold Duelโ€™, TIX won the national final with 380,033 votes โ€“ nearly 100,000 votes ahead of KEiiNO.ย 

He made his first appearance on the Norwegian singles chart in 2016 with โ€œHydra 2016โ€ from his album Dรธmt og berรธmt. His debut album peaked at number 2 on the Norwegian albums chart at the end of 2016. TIX has also co-produced and co-wrote hits for international artists, including Flo Rida โ€“ who features on San Marinoโ€™s entry for Eurovision 2021.

In 2018, he co-wrote โ€œSweet but Psychoโ€ for American singer Ava Max. The song went on to reach number one in 22 countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The song also won a LOS40 Music Award for Best International Song and a iHeartRadio Titanium Award in the Winning Songs category.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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