Norway’s artist for Eurovision 2021 is due to perform their live-on-tape performance on Monday.
Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip podcast, KEiiNO confirmed that if they took victory at Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday, they’d have to plan for filming just two days later.
When asked by presenter Rob Lilley how they would celebrate winning Melodi Grand Prix, Tom said:
“If we do get the ticket [to Eurovision], there won’t be any celebrations because the winning act has to record the back-up performance for Eurovision on Monday.”
Tom continued, joking:
“Hopefully there won’t be any celebrations!”
To ensure the 2021 contest can go ahead, all participating countries are obliged to record a back-up performance in case the artist cannot travel to Rotterdam in May.
When asked if KEiiNO’s Eurovision performance would be the same as their Melodi Grand Prix staging, Tom said:
“I have no idea, we’ll see.”
Melodi Grand Prix concludes this Saturday and can be watched live on Eurovoix TV.
The full interview with KEiiNO can be heard on this week’s episode of The Euro Trip.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.
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