Give That Wolf a Banana

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"Give That Wolf a Banana"
The official cover for "Give That Wolf a Banana"
Single by Subwoolfer
LanguageEnglish
Released10 January 2022
Length2:52
LabelUniversal
Songwriter(s)
  • DJ Astronaut
  • Jim
  • Keith
Producer(s)
  • Keith
  • Jim
  • DJ Astronaut
Music video
"Give That Wolf a Banana" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
English
Finals performance
Semi-final result
6th
Semi-final points
177
Final result
10th
Final points
182
Entry chronology
◄ "Fallen Angel" (2021)

"Give That Wolf a Banana" is a song by Norwegian pop duo Subwoolfer, released as a single on 10 January 2022. It represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy after winning Melodi Grand Prix 2022, Norway's national final.[1] The single reached number four in Norway.

Eurovision Song Contest

Melodi Grand Prix 2022

About one week after the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, NRK officially opened for songwriters to submit entries for Melodi Grand Prix 2022. The submission window was set to close on 15 August 2021, but was later extended to 15 September 2021. The competition was open to all songwriters, and each songwriter could submit up to three songs. Each song should have had at least one Norwegian contributor, in order to "prioritize and promote the Norwegian music scene". In addition to the open submission, NRK also looked for possible entries through targeted search and direct dialogue with the Norwegian music industry.[2] In late November 2021, it was reported that 21 entries had been selected to take part in the contest. Originally, the lineup of participating artists was scheduled to be revealed on 6 January 2022, and their entries at a later time;[3] however, it was later decided they would be announced together on 10 January.[4]

The song would be one of five pre-qualified entrants to be in the final. The final would take place on 19 February 2022. The song would move on to the Gold Final, along with three others. The song would make it into the top two to move on to the Gold Duel. The song would eventually win the Gold Duel, and as a result, represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[5]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Norway was placed into the first semi-final, held on 10 May 2022, and performed in the second half of the show. [6] After qualifying to the finals held on the 14 May 2022, they performed in spot 7 and went on to achieve 10th place with a total of 182 points.

Charts

Chart performance for "Give That Wolf a Banana"
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Australia Digital Tracks (ARIA)[7] 33
Global Excl. US (Billboard)[8] 165
Iceland (Plötutíðindi)[9] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 59
Lithuania (AGATA)[11] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 54
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 13
UK Singles (OCC)[15] 47

See also

References

  1. ^ "Norway: 'Melodi Grand Prix' decides – it's Subwoolfer to Eurovision 🇳🇴". Eurovision.tv. 2022-02-19. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  2. ^ Hyttebakk, Jon Marius (2021-05-28). "Meld deg på MGP 2022". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  3. ^ Washak, James (2021-11-01). "🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2022 Artists To Be Revealed on January 6". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (2021-11-27). "🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2022 Dates Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  5. ^ "Norway: Subwoolfer wins Melodi Grand Prix 2022 with "Give That Wolf A Banana"". wiwibloggs. 2022-02-19. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  6. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  7. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 23 May 2022". The ARIA Report. No. 1681. Australian Recording Industry Association. 23 May 2022. p. 9.
  8. ^ "Billboard Global Excl. US: Week of May 28, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Tónlistinn – Lög" [The Music – Songs] (in Icelandic). Plötutíðindi. Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  10. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  11. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf a Banana" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  13. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single 2022-09". VG-lista. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2022.