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Sámi Grand Prix 2021 (in english)

Updated: Mar 31

Sámi Grand Prix 2021 is arranged digitally this year on stream. You can watch it from anywhere in the world on NRK Sápmi´s website and vote for your favorite song and yoik. You will also get to see other musical performances and who the Áillohaš music award 2021 winner is.


The broadcast starts on Saturday 03.04 at 18.00 - 19.30 (Norwegian time).


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How to vote


All you have to do to vote is to mark the one you want to vote for and press Jienas / Stem. This is a picture of the voting box for the yoiks and for the songs.


For the audience, the voting will take place on NRK Sápmi's website, where a headline will be added for each category. When a category is finished, you have ten minutes to vote for your favorite.


The audience's votes count for 50 percent, as does Jury´s votes.


Read more and listen to teasers


Read more about the participants and listen to the yoiks and songs that they are performing with in this years Sámi Grand Prix.


Yoik contest

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1. Johan Anders Oskal - Per Thomas (press to listen)

Johan Ánte is from Beardu (Bardu, NO) and he has made a yoik to his cousin Per Thomas Oskal.


2. Elen Ravna A. Triumf - Maikela Lena (press to listen)

Elen Ravna A. Triumf from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) will yoik her youngest daughter Lena.


3. Máhtte Ánte J. Sara - Karen Marianne (press to listen)

Máhtte Ánte is from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO). He has given his wife Karen Marianne Gaup-Sara a yoik that he will performe with this year.


4. Jörgen Stenberg - Mathias (press to listen)

Jörgen Stenberg is from Máláge (Malå, SWE) and will performe with a vuelie he made to his friend Mathias Larsson.


5. Nils Peder A. Gaup - Sara Risten Susanna (press to listen)

Iŋgor Ántte Nils Peder aka. Iŋgor Nila is from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) and is yoiking his youngest daughter Sara Risten Susanna Gaup.


6. Hanna-Maaria Kiprianoff - Mannu Maainâs (press to listen)

Hanna-Maaria is from Čeʹvetjäuʹrr (Sevettijärvi, FIN) and the leu'dd she will participate with is about a person that hears a wordless story when travelling with the moon and stars. It´s about the loss of language and the difficult times in life.


7. Nils Lars Nilsen Eira - Jon Andreas (press to listen)

Nils Lars Eira is from Kárašjohka (Karasjok, NO) is yoiking his cousin and friend Jon Andreas Rognerud Eira.


8. Domna Khomjuk - Paršša Vigket (press to listen)

Domna Khomjuk won the Áillohaš music award 2019 for her important work for persuading luvvt.

She is from Goardegk (Voronje, RUS), in Murmanskaja region. This luvvt has words in kildinsámi language, which is her mother tongue.


9. Nils Johan A. Gaup - Niillas Elle Sara (press to listen)

Nils Johan A. Gaup is from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) and has made a yoik to his cousin Niillas Elle Sara / Elle Sara Bals.


10. Kim Hallgeir Berg - Anna Mathilde (press to listen)

The winner of Sámi Grand Prix 2019 Kim Hallgeir Berg from Kárašjohka (Karasjok, NO) has made a yoik to his goddaughter Anna Mathilde Nilsdatter Lango.




Song Contest

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1. Yarsem Galkin & Roman Yakovlev - Moajnas 'Seejjtjaa'vr bajas Моайнас Се̄ййтъя̄вьр баяс (press to listen)

Yarsem and Roman are from Luujäuˊrr (Lovozero, RUS). Yarsem have written a rapsong in kildinsámi language. It will be exciting to experience rap in a language that is quite endagered. Roman has made the melody to this tale about Sieidejávri and is also contributing with yoik.


2. EiRA - Máilmmi nieida (press to listen)

The EiRA sisters from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) Anne Inger E. Lilleng and Marit Elisabeth Eira came in second place in SGP 2019. Anne Inger have written the lyrics and together with Marit Elisabeth and Bongg' Ánte they have made the melody.


3. Ingá Máiiá Blind - Fárrui (press to listen)

Ingá Máiiá from Gárasavvaon (Karesuando, SWE) was a part of the SGP Cover project in 2019 where young artists performed old SGP songs and yoiks. The song Fárrui is about a search and longing for your dreams, and all the insecurities that may stand in your way along the path. Niels Ovllá Oskal Dunfjell and Berit Margrethe Oskal have made the lyrics and melody to this song.


4. Ailu Valle & Inga Márjá Sarre - Beassášlihkku (press to listen)

Ailu Valle from Gámas (Kaamanen, FIN) and Ingá Márjá Sarre from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) are participating with the hip hop song Beassášlihkku. They have written the lyrics and made the melody and yoik them selves. The song is supposed to give us the same good feeling that the happy and joyful Easter times does.


5. Bernt Mikkel Haglund - Stoagadit dolain (press to listen)

Bernt Mikkel from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) have collaborated with different yoikers the past time and released music where the modern tunes meet traditional yoik. Now he wants to sing himself and participate with the song Stoagadit dolain (Playing with fire), which he have made himself. Ville Söderbaum accompanies with saxophone.


6. Hildá Länsman & Lávre - Jođi (press to listen)

Hildá Länsman from Ohcejohka (Utsjoki, FIN) and Lávre from Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino, NO) have written this song together. It is about the sámi life style and that it is better to be on the road than to stay put. Even though they are young, they have a lot of expierience on stage. They have also collaborated before.


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