Some of y’all may remember a catchy little tune from 2003 called “Open your heart”, and its singer Birgitta, who took the Icelandic national finals by storm. But there is always a runner-up, and that was a punk rock band called Botnleðja, who rocked their way to second place with their song “Eurovísa”. Back then, […]
Happy holidays, everyone! As we count down the days until Christmas Iceland’s Eurovision alum Greta Salomé is helping all y’all get into the festive spirit. She has released an outstanding new song called “Ég vil komast heim um jólin”. It’s a cover of Maria Mena’s song, “I Wanna Go Home For Christmas”. Released six days ago, […]
At last it is official. The lineup for Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the national finals in Iceland, has been revealed. As in previous years, there will be two semi-finals and a grand final, now taking place on February 1st, 8th and 15th. Like last year, there will be a second voting between the top two songs during […]
It may come as a surprise to many that bluegrass, which is a sub-genre of American country music, has made a resurgence in Iceland. Yeah, that’s right. Eurovision 2009 runner-up Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, otherwise known as Yohanna, is busy storming the Icelandic charts with this new track, “Mamma þarf að djamma”.
For composers in Iceland who are dreaming of hearing their song on the Eurovision stage, time is up. The submission gates have officially closed, and it is now up to a specially chosen jury to decide who will have the opportunity to compete in the Icelandic semifinals that will probably take place in February 2014.
We all remember Eythor Ingi’s powerful performance in Malmö last spring. Despite finishing 17th, he didn’t pack his bags and say goodbye to music. No, as soon as he came home he started working on his first solo album along with his band, Atómskáldin. And now he has published the first single from the album […]
Somewhere the Eurovision gods must be smiling. How else would you explain the coming together, Avengers style, of two of Eurovision’s all time greatest Divas – Chiara and Hera Björk? This is the Eurovision equivalent of when Beyoncé joined forces with GaGa. Okay, okay, I may be over exaggerating a little but this is big […]
You couldn’t get two more polar opposite acts than Euroband and Greta and Jonsí if you tried. One duet is high camp, dance and pink. The other is dark, ominous and, with a bit of a stretch, has more than a passing resemblance to an all-conquering global Vampire franchise. As Eurovision duets go they’re both […]