Subwoolfer

Norwegian pop duo

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Subwoolfer
OriginNorway
Genres
Years active2021–present
LabelsUniversal Music
MembersKeith
Jim
DJ Astronaut

Subwoolfer are a Norwegian pop music duo formed in 2021. The two members perform in black suits with white shirts with the distinct yellow wolf-head masks and yellow gloves and ties and go by the pseudonyms Keith and Jim.[2] Their real identities have not been publicly revealed.[2] After winning Melodi Grand Prix 2022, they are set to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "Give That Wolf a Banana".[3] The name of the duo is a combination of the words "subwoofer" and "wolf".[4]

History

On 10 January 2022, the Norwegian public broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) revealed that Subwoolfer would compete in Melodi Grand Prix 2022, the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[5] Having been selected as a pre-qualified finalist, they were scheduled to showcase their entry "Give That Wolf a Banana" in the third heat of the competition on 29 January.[6] However, their performance was postponed to the fourth heat, because they had tested positive for COVID-19.[6] They performed the song again in the final on 19 February and went on to win the competition with 368,106 votes.[2] With their victory, they were automatically selected to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, to be held in Turin, Italy.[7]

Due to being dressed in yellow wolf-like masks, the duo's real identities have remained undisclosed. A fictional story about their origins was published, stating that they began their career "4.5 billion years ago on the Moon" and claiming to be the "most successful band in our galaxy".[5] The duo's desired anonymity has led to some speculation on social media regarding their identities. Among the names attributed to Keith and Jim are the Ylvis brothers, Gaute Ormåsen, Ben Adams, and Erik & Kriss.[7][8][9]

On 11 February 2022, Subwoolfer released a Valentine's Day version of their song, titled "Give That Wolf a Romantic Banana".[10]

After Subwoolfer's victory in the national selection, the song has been streamed more than 7 million times on Spotify.[11]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[12]
"Give That Wolf a Banana" 2022 4 Non-album singles
"Give That Wolf a Romantic Banana"

References

  1. ^ Grace, Emily (2 March 2022). "Norway: Who Are Subwoolfer?". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Give That Wolf a Banana! Subwoolfer wins MGP 2022 in Norway". Eurovisionworld. 19 February 2022. Archived from the original on 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  3. ^ Kristjans, Kristin (19 February 2022). "Norway: Subwoolfer wins Melodi Grand Prix 2022 with "Give That Wolf A Banana"". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  4. ^ Adams, William Lee (13 January 2022). "Grandma tastes the best: Do Subwoolfer's "Give That Wolf a Banana" lyrics encourage Covid vaccination?". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 19 February 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b Hyttebakk, Jon Marius (10 January 2022). "Disse skal være med i Melodi Grand Prix 2022". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b Strand, Marit Sofie (25 January 2022). "Subwoolfer rammet av korona". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 14 February 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b Khorami, Aida (19 February 2022). "Subwoolfer er Norges bidrag til Eurovision". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 1 March 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  8. ^ Veen, Renske ten (10 January 2022). "Norway: Are Ylvis behind Subwoolfer's Melodi Grand Prix 2022 entry?". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 19 February 2022. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  9. ^ Muldoon, Padraig (21 February 2022). "Subwoolfer sleuths: Are Ben Adams and Gaute Ormåsen the men behind the masks?". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 21 February 2022. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  10. ^ Bird, Lisa (11 February 2022). "Subwoolfer release 'Give That Wolf A Romantic Banana'". ESCXTRA.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  11. ^ Spotify. "Subwoolfer 'Give That Wolf A Romantic Banana'". Retrieved 28 March 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single 2022-09". VG-lista. Archived from the original on 4 March 2022. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBD
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