KEiiNO

KEiiNO will be representing Norway in this year's Eurovision. The trio was formed in 2018 by award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Hugo, Sami rapper and joiker Fred Buljo and singer Alexandra Rotan. Their entry, "Spirit in the Sky," blends electronic pop music with traditional Nordic folk melodies and joik, the traditional song form of the Sami people. The spirit of the Northern Atlantic is infused in the song's DNA... and that's no surprise in light of the band members' DNA results!

Tom Hugo is 97.6% Scandinavian and 2.4% Italian. MyHeritage found him over 4,000 relatives from 35 countries worldwide. One of them is none other than Elisabeth Andreasson, a member of Bobbysocks!

"Being related to Elisabeth makes me believe in faith, as seeing Bobbysocks win as a small kid in 1985 made me want to be part of Eurovision one day. Now I'll be there, knowing it's partly because of a relative.”

"Being related to Elisabeth makes me believe in faith, as seeing Bobbysocks win as a small kid in 1985 made me want to be part of Eurovision one day. Now I'll be there, knowing it's partly because of a relative.”

97.6%
Scandinavian
2.4%
Italian

Fred René Buljo belongs to the Sami people, historically known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, and brings a unique Sami sound to "Spirit in the Sky." Fred's DNA reflects the Finno-Ugric origins of his people.
MyHeritage found an astonishing 13,500 DNA Matches for Fred from all over the world. There's even one from Antarctica!

"It explains the strong connection I feel with other indigenous groups within the circumpolar area."

"It explains the strong connection I feel with other indigenous groups within the circumpolar area."

61.3%
Finnish
27.7%
Scandinavian
8.4%
Eskimo/Inuit
2.6%
Central Asian

Alexandra Rotan's DNA is a little more diverse: she is 79.1% Scandinavian, 19.9% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, and 1% Central Asian.

MyHeritage found 7,055 relatives of Alexandra's from all over the world and it turns out that she is related to Elisabeth Andreasson of Bobbysocks!

"After seeing these results I definitely have to talk to some of my grandparents, to find out why I am 20% Irish! It’s very interesting."

"After seeing these results I definitely have to talk to some of my grandparents, to find out why I am 20% Irish! It’s very interesting."

79.1%
Scandinavian
19.9%
Irish, Scottish and Welsh
1%
Central Asian.
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