Hello world, this is Malmö calling. I am so glad I flew out here to experience Eurovision live. The people, the facilities, the energy – it’s so much more than just the three shows. The people working here are charged up. The reporters are all fans. And the acts from each country are having the […]
Iceland is still feeling the chill of its 2008 financial collapse, but Eythor Ingi is keeping it hot. On Thursday he decided to take his girlfriend on a romantic outing….to a Malmö supermarket.
Wiwi: If Gandalf moonlighted as a waiter and earned the right to represent Iceland at Eurovision, he might look like Eythor Ingi did today. The Icelandic singer wore black pants with a white dinner jacket, and likely served shrimp cocktail to his backing vocalists afterwards. The song is about the joy of life, and Eythor employs […]
Yesterday afternoon the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—grabbed our flotation devices and drifted North to Iceland to review Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson’s Eurovision song. Did “Ég á Líf” warm us up? Or did it leave us as cold as a penguin without a partner? Read on to find out.
Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson will represent Iceland at Eurovision 2013 with the song “Ég á líf”. That means “I have a life”.
If wiwibloggs readers have it right, then Birgitta Haukdal will win Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2013, Iceland’s national selection. In our poll she earned 35% of all votes for her song “Meðal Andanna”, placing her well ahead of second-place finisher Magni Ásgeirsson.
Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2013—Iceland’s national selection—comes to a glorious end on Saturday, February 2. But you don’t have to be in Reykjavik to get in on the action. You can listen to all seven finalists below, and then vote in our poll.
Eurovision covers frequently induce nausea, especially when they involve contestants from the Azeri national selection or aspiring pop stars on the X Factor in Hungary or Romania. But Iceland’s Aslaug Fjola shows that covering a popular song doesn’t always have to end in disaster.