Get ready to unleash your inner party animal with one of Norway’s most wildly entertaining Eurovision entries to date!

In the whirlwind of musical talent that is the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, one act stood out not just for their sound, but for their uncanny ability to capture the imagination of a continent: Subwoolfer.

This British-Norwegian duo, hidden beneath their signature yellow wolf masks, took the stage by storm with their howling hit, “Give That Wolf a Banana.”

In this article, we’re diving snout-first into the heart of Subwoolfer’s Eurovision adventure. We’ll sink our teeth into the infectious rhythms, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the sheer spectacle that made “Give That Wolf a Banana” an unforgettable entry.

I’ll be sharing my personal take on why this performance is a Eurovision treasure and why it has us all talking (and dancing!). Plus, for those who want to sing along, we’ve got the lyrics transcribed for your karaoke pleasure.

So, tighten your dancing shoes and prepare for an intergalactic escapade as we celebrate the song that had Europe tossing bananas and busting moves, Subwoolfer!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Give That Wolf A Banana” by Subwoolfer for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is Subwoolfer?

Subwoolfer is a delightfully mysterious British-Norwegian pop duo that captured the hearts of Eurovision fans with their catchy tune “Give That Wolf a Banana.”

Adorned with enigmatic yellow wolf masks, the identities of the members—known simply as Keith and Jim—were kept secret, adding an extra layer of intrigue to their already electric performances.

This enigmatic act won the 2022 edition of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix, earning the honor to represent Norway on the grand stage of Eurovision.

Their selection was a testament to their unique appeal and the excitement they brought to the competition, with their out-of-this-world personas claiming to hail from the moon!

Subwoolfer’s Eurovision entry was not just a song; it was a full-on spectacle that combined catchy pop rhythms with playful and whimsical lyrics, making audiences across Europe and beyond groove to the beat.

Their selection to represent Norway was a bold move that showcased the country’s willingness to embrace the fun and diverse spirit of Eurovision, ensuring that the performance would be unforgettable and that viewers would be left howling for more!

Subwoolfer’s True Identities

Ben Adams and Gaute Ormåsen are the talented artists behind the masks of Subwoolfer’s Keith and Jim, bringing life to Norway’s captivating Eurovision entry.

Ben Adams, hailing from England, is best known as a member of the popular 90s boy band A1, which enjoyed a string of hits and a dedicated fanbase.

With a career that includes singing, songwriting, and even ventures into musical theatre, Adams has a wealth of experience in the music industry.

Gaute Ormåsen, on the other hand, is a celebrated Norwegian singer who rose to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the first season of “Idol,” Norway’s version of the popular “Pop Idol” franchise.

His musical journey continued with a successful solo career, characterized by his warm vocals and engaging melodies.

Together, Adams and Ormåsen brought their collective experience and showmanship to the Eurovision stage as Subwoolfer, creating an unforgettable performance that combined their musical prowess with a dash of playful secrecy.

Their collaboration as Subwoolfer for Eurovision 2022 allowed them to showcase their talents in a new and exciting light, captivating audiences and leaving everyone curious about the men behind the masks.

Song Analysis – “Give That Wolf A Banana”

Now, let’s peel back the layers of Subwoolfer’s “Give That Wolf a Banana,” a song that’s as quirky and entertaining as its performers!

“Give That Wolf a Banana” is a song steeped in playful absurdity and infectious rhythms, making it a quintessential novelty track for the Eurovision stage.

The song’s lyrics weave a whimsical tale that plays on the well-known story of Little Red Riding Hood, but with a humorous and modern twist.

Rather than focusing on the traditional narrative of the fairy tale, the song suggests a bizarre and comedic solution to avoid being eaten by the wolf: simply give that wolf a banana!

The lyrics don’t delve into a deep or complex story; instead, they offer a series of catchy and repetitive phrases that deliver a straightforward, if nonsensical, message.

The chorus, with its simple directive to “give that wolf a banana,” turns the potentially menacing scenario into something light-hearted and fun.

The song’s appeal lies in its catchy hook, danceable beat, and the sheer silliness of its premise.

Obviously, this isn’t a song that’s meant to be taken seriously. Rather, it’s simply providing entertainment and an opportunity for listeners to engage in the joyous and often unexpected spirit of Eurovision performances.

“Give That Wolf a Banana” taps into the contest’s love for spectacle and novelty, inviting audiences to embrace the playful side of music and performance.

In essence, “Give That Wolf a Banana” is a delightful romp that combines comedy, catchy beats, and the spirit of togetherness. It’s a reminder not to take life too seriously and that sometimes, a simple, silly solution like offering a banana can turn a dire situation into a party.

So, let’s all join in and give that wolf a banana!

Overall Impression

Every year, the Eurovision Song Contest is a kaleidoscope of musical genres, and among the glittering ballads and power-pop anthems, it’s the comedic chaos of joke or novelty songs that add a sprinkle of delightful madness to the mix.

My adoration for these entries is unwavering, and Subwoolfer’s “Give That Wolf a Banana” is a gleeful embodiment of this tradition.

This Norwegian duo has mastered the art of the Eurovision gimmick with a commitment that’s as commendable as it is entertaining. They don’t just embrace the novelty; they become the novelty, and that’s the secret ingredient to their infectious appeal.

Peering past the comedic veil, “Give That Wolf a Banana” stands as a testament to meticulous production and performance. The song itself is remarkably polished with its catchy hooks and beats crafted with precision.

The staging is a vibrant spectacle, brimming with energy and life, ensuring that your gaze is fixed and your spirits are high. The choreography? Nothing short of paw-sitively on point.

Subwoolfer didn’t just perform; they put on a show that was as tight and rehearsed as it was wild and whimsical. It’s no wonder they claimed 10th place in Turin!

Yet, as with all things bold and brash, “Give That Wolf a Banana” slices the Eurovision fandom down the middle.

Some purists argue that comedy and novelty have no place in the hallowed halls of this storied contest. Others, open to a laugh or two, feel that this particular entry might have leaped too far over the proverbial shark.

Then there are those who revel in the insanity, who live for the moments when Eurovision throws caution to the wind and lets its freak flag fly.

No matter where you stand, one thing is certain: Subwoolfer’s entry will be remembered and talked about for years to come, a howling testament to the joy and jest that Eurovision can bring.

Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana” – Lyrics

Oh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Not sure I told you, 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 drippin’ off your chin?
If you don’t like the name Keith, I’ma 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
Banana

I like the scent of every meal on your breath
That hunger in you, I’m in danger now, I guess
Let’s go to grandma’s, you say grandma tastes 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
(I 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 wo-o-olf

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 you, 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

Final Thoughts – “Give That Wolf A Banana”

As we wrap up our howl-arious journey with Subwoolfer’s “Give That Wolf a Banana,” it’s clear that whether you’re a Eurovision purist or a lover of all things outlandishly entertaining, this entry has left a paw print on the heart of the contest.

It’s a full moon of fun that shines on the Eurovision stage, reminding us that music, in all its forms, connects us through a shared language of rhythm and sometimes, sheer comedic genius.

Now, it’s your turn to join the pack and sound off in the comments below!

Did Subwoolfer’s performance have you howling with laughter or baying at the moon in despair? We’re all ears and can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

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