London, get ready to dance with the northern lights! Norway’s 2019 representatives and 2021 MGP runner-ups KEiiNO will be performing at London Eurovision Party. KEiiNO finished 6th in Eurovision 2019 with their song “Spirit in the Sky”.
London Eurovision Party
About the Pre-Party: One of the longest Eurovision Pre-Parties, the London Eurovision Party, will once again take place. Paddy O’Connell; the voice of BBC Radio 4, alongside SuRie (United Kingdom, 2018) will host the 2022 edition. SuRie will also treat the audience to a performance.
Acts: At the time of writing these acts have been confirmed for the Pre-Party: Brooke (Ireland, 2022), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria, 2022), VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2020, 2021), WE ARE DOMI (Czech Republic 2022), Krystian Ochman (Poland, 2022), Aidan (MESC runner up 2022), Vladana Vučinić (Montenegro 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022) Mia Dimšić (Croatia 2022), Citi Zēni (Latvia 2022), James Newman (UK 2020, 2021), Malik Harris(Germany 2022), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium 2022), WRS (Romania 2022), Emma Muscat (Malta 2022), Sam Ryder (UK 2022), KEiiNO (Norway 2019), Chanel (Spain 2022).
Venue: The new venue for the London Eurovision Party, will be the Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch, which is steps away from Hyde Park.
Tickets: There are three options for tickets:
- General Admission – £59.50 + Fees
- Early Entry – £74.50 + Fees
- VIP – £139.50 + Fees – This comes with Fast Track & Early Entry, Pre-Show Meet & Greet (COVID-Dependent), Souvenir Lanyard & Laminate Pass, Reserved private VIP Area, on a raised level with seating, Goodie Bag, & Unique Merchandise Gifts.
You can currently not buy tickets for London Eurovision Party, as the first batch have sold out. There will be a second and final batch of tickets going on sale on Friday March 18th at 10:00am GMT.
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway made its Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1960 with Nora Brockstedt’s “Voi Voi”, which placed 4th. Since then, Norway has participated 59 times and won 3 times. Bobbysocks won in 1985 with “La det swinge” and Secret Garden won with “Nocturne” a decade later in 1995. More recently, Alexander Rybak won the 2009 contest with “Fairytale” with a record-breaking score.
In the past decade, Norway made the qualified to the Grand Final every year except 2011 and 2016. They notched five top-ten finishes, including 4th in 2013 with Margaret Berger’s “I Feed You My Love”. In 2019, Keiino placed sixth and won the televote with “Spirit in the Sky”. In the most recent contest in 2021, Tix qualified for the Grand Final with “Fallen Angel”, which ultimately placed 16th.
News Source: London Eurovision Party
Photo Source: Julie Maria Naglestad / NRK