NRK have revealed details of TIX’s upgraded costume for his performance of “Fallen Angel” at Eurovision.
Norway’s TIX had his first rehearsal at the Rotterdam Ahoy this morning. His performance has received some updates since the MGP final in February. The official Eurovision channel has released a preview from the rehearsal:
In particular, TIX’s angel costume now features thousands of Swarovski stones which have been individually glued onto the costume. His white fake fur coat is also fuller to suit the larger stage in Rotterdam. These enhancements are designed to upgrade the look for Eurovision and are the work of NRK costume designer Susanne Hoftun.
TIX’s staging remains similar to the Norwegian MGP final, with the singer stood on a podium surrounded by dancers dressed as dark angels. The LED screens reveal bright clouds at the key change and pyrotechnics were added for the final rehearsal. As previously reported by Eurovoix, TIX is joined on stage by 4 backing dancers and a backing vocalist.
TIX will perform in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021 on 18th May. According to bookmakers, Norway is the 8th most likely qualifier of the semi.
You can follow the ongoing rehearsals from Rotterdam on the Eurovoix live blog.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses
Who is TIX
TIX (Andreas Haukeland) was born on 12th April 1993 in Bærum, Norway. His stage name “TIX” (“ticks”) is a nod to his diagnosed Tourettes syndrome. The singer is an advocate for mental health openness and has shared his thoughts and experiences in the past.
He began his professional music career in 2016, where his debut studio album Dømt og berømt reached number 2 in the Norwegian Albums Charts. Since then, he’s gone on to release numerous singles, including “Jeg vil ikke leve”, “Kaller på deg”, and “Karantene”, all of which reached #1 in the Norwegian charts. He also co-wrote the hit “Sweet but Psycho” by Ava Max. As of 2021 TIX’s has had five number one hits singles in the Norwegian charts.
In 2021 TIX’s won Melodi Grand Prix and so won the right to represent Norway at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Fallen Angel”.
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.