On May 11, Eurovision stars and fans will #ComeTogether at Stockholm’s Hard Rock Cafe for the inaugural #WiwiJam. Kicking off at 6pm and running until late, the event is free and open to everyone. Due to overwhelming interest, you’ll need a ticket to enter. You can get your ticket here. Come listen to the stars live, meet the team behind wiwibloggs and absorb the atmosphere of one of Stockholm’s premiere music venues. You can admire memorabilia from the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Slash and ABBA — and create some new memories of your own! Best of all the event is free and open to everyone. Let’s do this!
Iceland’s Greta Salóme at the #WiwiJam
Can you hear her calling? Warm and sunny Greta hails from chilly Iceland and she is ready to slay the Eurovision stage during the first semi-final.
A singer and violinist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, she is the only female composer ever to win Iceland’s national selection.
She did it for the first time in 2012 when she sang her number “Never Forget” with Jonsi in Baku, emerging as a solid fan favourite.
The “Hear Them Calling” singer — full name Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir — is truly global.
She previously performed her own show on the Disney Cruise liner in the Caribbean, working her violin and her voice on the seven seas.
This 29-year-old can brave rough waters and we are so thrilled she will set sail for the #WiwiJam!
Her Eurovision 2016 number melds pop, folk, symphonic and instrumental.
Greta isn’t afraid to cross musical borders and the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical professionals — is loving every minute! As one juror wrote:
Rooted in Icelandic folk, ‘Hear Them Calling’ is less pop music and more three-minute art piece. The clever lyrics set up an ambiguity that never resolves: The voices call, whisper and howl, but we don’t know if they are a source of comfort or torment, and at times their pledge to come home sounds like a threat. The music builds on that tension, with the thumping timpani — reminiscent of a heartbeat — and metallic clangs creating a sense of urgency and drive. Despite tapping into something tribal and ancient, the song swells with modern instrumentation and production. It’s mystical, other-worldly and gripping — easily my favourite track of the year.
Greta isn’t the only artist who will be calling at the #WiwiJam. Stay tuned as we will continue to reveal more artists in the days ahead!