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Who are Norway Eurovision entry Subwoolfer and what are the lyrics?

By Kathryn Williams & Sophie Christian

Norway's Eurovision entry is possibly the most bonkers of the lot. Subwoolfer will attempt to win over the judges and public with their song Give That Wolf A Banana when they take to the stage in Turin, Italy.

But who is Subwoolfer? In an effort to get to know the pair better, we've done some digging and this is what we found.

Keep reading to find out more.

Read more : Eurovision 2022 final line up confirmed as Australia make it in but Ireland miss out

Who are Subwoolfer?

The duo formed in 2021 and is known for performing in black suits with white shirts, yellow wolf-head masks and yellow gloves and ties. They go by the pseudonyms Keith and Jim, but their real identities have not been publicly revealed, making the pair a mystery.

A fictional story about their origins was published, stating that they began their career "4.5 billion years ago on the Moon" and claim to be the "most successful band in our galaxy". The pair's secret identity has led to speculation on social media, with some fans believing they could be a Norwegian comedy duo, the Ylvis brothers, singer Gaute Ormåsen and even British singer Ben Adams.

After being picked to represent Norway in Eurovision, Give That Wolf A Banana has been streamed at least 8 million times on Spotify. Subwoolfer also won Melodi Grand Prix 2022, a Norwegian music competition.

Here are the lyrics to Give That Wolf a Banana

Oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Not sure I told but I really like your teeth
That hairy coat of yours with nothing underneath
Not sure you have a name so I will call you Keith
Oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh See where you‘re going but, I don‘t know where you‘ve been
Is that saliva or blood dripping off your chin?
If you don‘t like the name Keith, I‘mma call you… Jim
Oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh And before that wolf eats my grandma
Give that wolf a banana Give that wolf
And before that wolf eats my grandma
Give that wolf a banana Give that wolf Give that wolf (banana)
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum
Yum, yum, yum, yum,
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Yum, yum, yum Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
I like the scent of every meal on your breath
That hunger in you, I‘m in danger now, I guess
Lets go to grandma‘s, you say grandma taste the best
Oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
And before that wolf eats my grandma
Give that wolf a banana
Give that wolf (I want your grandma yum yum)
And before that wolf eats my grandma
Give that wolf a banana
Give that wolf
Give that wolf
Someone give that wolf a banana
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Yum, yum, yum
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Someone give that wolf a banana
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Yum, yum, yum
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Someone give that wolf a banana
Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na
And before that wolf eats my grandma
Give that wolf a banana
Give that wolf (want your grandma yum yum)
Someone give that wolf a banana
And before that wolf eats my grandma
Give that wolf a banana
Give that wolf, give that wolf, wolf, wolf
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Yum, yum, yum
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Someone give that wolf a banana
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Yum, yum, yum
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum yum
Someone give that wolf a banana
Not sure I told, but I really like your teeth
That hairy coat of yours with nothing underneath
Not sure you have a name so, I will call you Keith

Has Norway won Eurovision before?

Yes, Norway has won Eurovision three times - 1985, 1995 and 2009. Subwoolfer could make it third time lucky tomorrow, but the duo will have some tough competition ahead of them when they go up against Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra. The rap group is currently tipped to take home the crown, according to Betfair.

The gambling company states Ukraine's odds are 2/5 as of yesterday (May 12). Monika will also have to outsing TikTok star Sam Ryder, who will be representing the United Kingdom with his song Space Man, and many other countries.

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Dive Deeper:
Norway’s Eurovision entry: Who are Subwoolfer and what are the lyrics to ‘Give That Wolf a Banana’?
Sing along (if you dare)
Eurovision 2022: Who are Norway's Subwoolfer and lyrics to ‘Give That Wolf a Banana’
Norway had Subwoolfer representing them at Eurovision 2022
Norway's Eurovision act Subwoolfer are masked duo who claim they were born on the moon
Norway has entered Eurovision 2022 with one of the most intriguing offerings this year, with the bizarre but strangely brilliant…
Boyband star Ben Adams could be behind Norway Eurovision entry, pal believes
Norway’s entry Subwoolfer has sparked a guessing game more suited to The Masked Singer, with people sniffing around to discover…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Ben Adams 'exposed' as Norway's Eurovision act by Graham Norton after weeks of speculation
A1 star Ben Adams had been at the subject of much speculation he was one of Norway's Eurovision entry Subwoolfer
When is Eurovision Song Contest final? Who is UK entry and how many times have we won?
Eurovision is back again for 2022 and the UK is joining a line up of 25 countries from across Europe…
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