Norwegian metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN performed a version of their song "The Divine Land" with Eurovision Song Contest 2009 winner Alexander Rybak last night (Saturday, January 15) as the intermission act during the first semifinal of the Norwegian national Eurovision Song Contest competition "Melodi Grand Prix". The track, which was not part of the competition but was included in the show as an additional number, can also be downloaded via iTunes.Alexander Rybak represented Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Russia, and he won the competition with a record-breaking amount of points (with a song called "Fairytale"). KEEP OF KALESSIN took third place in last year's "Melodi Grand Prix" which was held on February 6, 2010 at the Spektrum in Oslo. The band performed a song called "The Dragontower", which was originally written for the group's new album but had to be shortened from 5:20 minutes to 3:00 minutes for the performance. The full, unedited track appears on the new KEEP OF KALESSIN CD. "Reptilian", the latest album from KEEP OF KALESSIN, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 2. The CD was made available in North America on June 8 via Nuclear Blast Records.
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