Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
KEiiNO

KEiiNO

Spirit in the Sky

KEiiNO

Spirit in the Sky

KEiiNO is Norway's 2019 Eurovision Song Contest entry. The band mixes electronic pop with Nordic folk melodies and joik, the traditional form of song of the Sami people. The trio was formed in 2018 by award-winning platinum singer and songwriter Tom Hugo, Sami rapper/joiker Fred Buljo and singer Alexandra Rotan. They will perform 'Spirit In The Sky' in Tel Aviv.

Preview video

Spirit in the Sky is inspired by the Sami belief that nature gives you strength in times of trouble. It is composed and written by the band in collaboration with Finnish hit-producer Henrik Tala, German producer R. Schramm and lyricist Alexander Olsson. KEiiNO won Melodi Grand Prix (MGP), Norway's televised pre-selection for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, by a landslide. Their song has already skyrocketed to the top of the Norwegian charts.
Alexandra Rotan finished third in last year’s MGP in a duet with former Eurovision representative Stella Mwangi. The 22-year-old made it onto Norwegian music fans' radars with her success in MGP Junior and Norwegian Idol. She has since toured extensively as a supporting vocalist for Alan Walker.
Fred Buljo is a 30-year-old native of the northern Norwegian town of Kautokeino. He burst on to the Norwegian scene in 2008 when he competed in Norway’s Got Talent with the Sami rap group Dulova Duottar. He has since played numerous live shows all over Scandinavia and Russia, and is widely considered one of the Sami music scene’s most talented performers.
Tom Hugo Hermansen is a seasoned songwriter whose CV includes hit pop songs performed by groups across Asia. The 39-year-old has had radio hits in Norway and Germany as a solo artist, and MGP fans will remember his previous appearances in 2013 and 2018. Hermansen has written top hits for K-pop supergroups EXO, SHiNee and TVXQ, as well as German Echo-nominee Y’akoto.

Participation

The entry

Title
Spirit in the Sky
Performed by
KEiiNO
Written by
Alexander Olsson, Tom Hugo, Fred Buljo, Alexandra Rotan
Composed by
Tom Hugo, Henrik Tala, Fred Buljo, Rüdiger Schramm
Broadcaster
NRK

Lyrics of Spirit in the Sky

English, Sami (Original)

Can't you stayStay with me into the nightStay, I need you closeYou can go back when the sun rise againJust stay tonight, just stay
Have you seen my spiritLost in the nightThe violent nightshadeThey took away my lightThey call us nothingMy name is nothingCome see mePlease see meCause I've been running with the demons nowThey all see my fearThey say there's nothingNothing here
I see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laI hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovgga
I'll follow you until the daylightShy us awayI need a heroI need my lightHer shining lightwavesWill break away the nightI call it freedomOur name is freedomCome find mePlease find meCause I am dancing with the fairies nowThey all sing our nameI got my light hereShining here
I hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovggaI hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovggaI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovgga

English

Čajet dan čuovgga - Show me the light

The entry

Title
Spirit in the Sky
Performed by
KEiiNO
Written by
Alexander Olsson, Tom Hugo, Fred Buljo, Alexandra Rotan
Composed by
Tom Hugo, Henrik Tala, Fred Buljo, Rüdiger Schramm
Broadcaster
NRK

Participation

KEiiNO is Norway's 2019 Eurovision Song Contest entry. The band mixes electronic pop with Nordic folk melodies and joik, the traditional form of song of the Sami people. The trio was formed in 2018 by award-winning platinum singer and songwriter Tom Hugo, Sami rapper/joiker Fred Buljo and singer Alexandra Rotan. They will perform 'Spirit In The Sky' in Tel Aviv.

Preview video

Spirit in the Sky is inspired by the Sami belief that nature gives you strength in times of trouble. It is composed and written by the band in collaboration with Finnish hit-producer Henrik Tala, German producer R. Schramm and lyricist Alexander Olsson. KEiiNO won Melodi Grand Prix (MGP), Norway's televised pre-selection for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, by a landslide. Their song has already skyrocketed to the top of the Norwegian charts.
Alexandra Rotan finished third in last year’s MGP in a duet with former Eurovision representative Stella Mwangi. The 22-year-old made it onto Norwegian music fans' radars with her success in MGP Junior and Norwegian Idol. She has since toured extensively as a supporting vocalist for Alan Walker.
Fred Buljo is a 30-year-old native of the northern Norwegian town of Kautokeino. He burst on to the Norwegian scene in 2008 when he competed in Norway’s Got Talent with the Sami rap group Dulova Duottar. He has since played numerous live shows all over Scandinavia and Russia, and is widely considered one of the Sami music scene’s most talented performers.
Tom Hugo Hermansen is a seasoned songwriter whose CV includes hit pop songs performed by groups across Asia. The 39-year-old has had radio hits in Norway and Germany as a solo artist, and MGP fans will remember his previous appearances in 2013 and 2018. Hermansen has written top hits for K-pop supergroups EXO, SHiNee and TVXQ, as well as German Echo-nominee Y’akoto.

Lyrics of Spirit in the Sky

English, Sami (Original)

Can't you stayStay with me into the nightStay, I need you closeYou can go back when the sun rise againJust stay tonight, just stay
Have you seen my spiritLost in the nightThe violent nightshadeThey took away my lightThey call us nothingMy name is nothingCome see mePlease see meCause I've been running with the demons nowThey all see my fearThey say there's nothingNothing here
I see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laI hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovgga
I'll follow you until the daylightShy us awayI need a heroI need my lightHer shining lightwavesWill break away the nightI call it freedomOur name is freedomCome find mePlease find meCause I am dancing with the fairies nowThey all sing our nameI got my light hereShining here
I hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovggaI hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovggaI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovgga

English

Čajet dan čuovgga - Show me the light

The entry

Title
Spirit in the Sky
Performed by
KEiiNO
Written by
Alexander Olsson, Tom Hugo, Fred Buljo, Alexandra Rotan
Composed by
Tom Hugo, Henrik Tala, Fred Buljo, Rüdiger Schramm
Broadcaster
NRK

KEiiNO is Norway's 2019 Eurovision Song Contest entry. The band mixes electronic pop with Nordic folk melodies and joik, the traditional form of song of the Sami people. The trio was formed in 2018 by award-winning platinum singer and songwriter Tom Hugo, Sami rapper/joiker Fred Buljo and singer Alexandra Rotan. They will perform 'Spirit In The Sky' in Tel Aviv.

Preview video

Spirit in the Sky is inspired by the Sami belief that nature gives you strength in times of trouble. It is composed and written by the band in collaboration with Finnish hit-producer Henrik Tala, German producer R. Schramm and lyricist Alexander Olsson. KEiiNO won Melodi Grand Prix (MGP), Norway's televised pre-selection for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, by a landslide. Their song has already skyrocketed to the top of the Norwegian charts.
Alexandra Rotan finished third in last year’s MGP in a duet with former Eurovision representative Stella Mwangi. The 22-year-old made it onto Norwegian music fans' radars with her success in MGP Junior and Norwegian Idol. She has since toured extensively as a supporting vocalist for Alan Walker.
Fred Buljo is a 30-year-old native of the northern Norwegian town of Kautokeino. He burst on to the Norwegian scene in 2008 when he competed in Norway’s Got Talent with the Sami rap group Dulova Duottar. He has since played numerous live shows all over Scandinavia and Russia, and is widely considered one of the Sami music scene’s most talented performers.
Tom Hugo Hermansen is a seasoned songwriter whose CV includes hit pop songs performed by groups across Asia. The 39-year-old has had radio hits in Norway and Germany as a solo artist, and MGP fans will remember his previous appearances in 2013 and 2018. Hermansen has written top hits for K-pop supergroups EXO, SHiNee and TVXQ, as well as German Echo-nominee Y’akoto.

Lyrics of Spirit in the Sky

English, Sami (Original)

Can't you stayStay with me into the nightStay, I need you closeYou can go back when the sun rise againJust stay tonight, just stay
Have you seen my spiritLost in the nightThe violent nightshadeThey took away my lightThey call us nothingMy name is nothingCome see mePlease see meCause I've been running with the demons nowThey all see my fearThey say there's nothingNothing here
I see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laI hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovgga
I'll follow you until the daylightShy us awayI need a heroI need my lightHer shining lightwavesWill break away the nightI call it freedomOur name is freedomCome find mePlease find meCause I am dancing with the fairies nowThey all sing our nameI got my light hereShining here
I hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovggaI hear you calling me at nightWhenever wind is blowingHe-lo e loi-laI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovggaI can see your spirit in the skyWhen northern lights are dancingHe-lo e loi-laČajet dan čuovgga

English

Čajet dan čuovgga - Show me the light

Participation