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.
Seriously, Yohanna, are you ever gonna give up? The runner-up from Eurovision 2009 in Moscow is once again vying for the chance to represent Iceland at ESC. But first she needs to finish among the top three acts in her semi-final.
Rainbow Reykjavik—the gay winter festival held in Reykjavik from January 31 until February 3, 2013—just got a whole lot gayer. That’s because Icelandic Eurovision icons Hera Björk and Paul Oscar will headline a special Eurovision concert in Harpa Concert Hall on Friday, February 1. Other acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Greta Salóme, the adorable snow kitten who represented Iceland at Eurovision 2012, has released “Everywhere Around Me.” No, she hasn’t urinated on Wiwi. That’s just the name of her new song. Nasty, reader!