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!
Deban: A good example of a song where the ‘Vision’ in Eurovision saves the day. The staging is dramatic and really does convey the mood of the song. Iceland is famous for mountains, glaciers and active volcanoes (and no, I’m not talking about Hera Bjork). It was a clever move to pack all of those […]
Since the bookies first released Eurovision odds back in March, eight contestants have dominated the odds table almost continuously. They are Sweden’s Loreen, Italy’s Nina Zilli, Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki, Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic, Britain’s Engelbert Humperdinck, Denmark’s Soluna Samay, Iceland’s Gréta Salóme & Jónsi and Spain’s Pastora Soler. Of these, Sweden and Serbia are performing the […]
It looks like a case of “the I’s have it.” Over the past few weeks Italy’s Nina Zilli and Iceland’s Gréta Salóme & Jónsi have really won over the bookies. After releasing glossy preview videos, they’ve watched their odds of winning ESC 2012 narrow significantly.
Read the lyrics and English translation of Gréta Salóme & Jónsi’s Eurovision 2012 song “Mundu eftir mér” (Remember me).
The Wiwi Jury—our in-house team of music unprofessionals—head north this morning to the enchanting island of Iceland. Will Greta Salóme & Jónsi leave us cold with their song “Mundu eftir mér” (Remember Me)? You’ll have to read our reviews to see!
Iceland may be tiny, but its singers can belt it out like Eyjafjallajökull! (Hello Hera Bjork). Amid a deep talent pool at Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012, Iceland’s national selection for Eurovision, Gréta Salóme and Jónsi have emerged as your favorites. They won Wiwi’s voters poll with 50% of all votes, followed by 2008 contestant Regína Ósk […]