They are the all-female rap group competing in Söngvakeppnin 2022. Even though Reykjavíkurdætur are newcomers to the national final stage, they’re very much familiar with the contest and Eurovision as a whole – much like the rest of Iceland.

To warm up for Iceland’s national selection, the group has released their very own cover of “All out of luck” by Selma. The millennium banger secured Iceland second place at Eurovision back in 1999.

Along with the release of the single on streaming services, the band have created a music video. And wiwibloggs are happy to give the video its exclusive worldwide premiere!

Reykjavíkurdætur cover Selma’s “All out of luck”

Reykjavíkurdætur’s music video for “All our of luck” consists of clips of the band members at the age they were when the song was originally released. It also includes clips from the band’s various tours through Europe and North-America. The inspiration for the video comes from their own love for the song at the time it was originally released. The new version of the song was made by the band’s very own Salka Valsdóttir and the video was edited by elfgrime.

“All out of luck” has had its place in the Icelandic people’s hearts ever since Selma swept the stage in Jerusalem. Alongside her trench coat swinging dancers, Selma achieved the North Atlantic island’s best Eurovision result at the time. Since then, the pop song has been a stable at Icelandic dancefloors.

Reykjavíkurdætur are all big fans of both the song and Selma, and the making of this cover has made them even more excited for their debut at Söngvakeppnin. The group is known for its provocative lyrics and saucy performances along with its feminist agenda, but Iceland is no stranger to ruffling some feather. We all remember Silvia Night and Hatari, right?

At the moment the band consists of eight women, but they haven’t let the six-people-on-stage rule break their spirit. The plan is to have two members digitally on stage, but they haven’t elaborated further how that will be executed. We’ll just have to wait for 5 March when Reykjavíkurdætur perform their song “Tökum af stað” in the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2022.

What do you think of Reykjavíkurdætur’s cover of “All out of luck”? Comment your thoughts below.

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BadGy
BadGy
5 months ago

God help us

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
5 months ago

I must say, I really enjoy Söngvakeppnin this year. most songs are really fun and would make nice eurovision songs. None of them would do particularly well at ESC but that makes me more calm, if one of my bottom three wins we’d not be missing any masterpieces. just enjoying this NF for it’s own sake.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
5 months ago

All Out of Luck is a song Dipper Pines would secretly listen to

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
5 months ago

And don’t forget, the line-up includes an Oscar winner too!…………can’t remember last time that happened!!

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Brko
Brko
5 months ago
Reply to  John Moynahan

I wasn’t aware of this information. Would you, please, share some more info on that? Thank you! 🙂

Jojo
Jojo
5 months ago
Reply to  Brko

Markéta Irglová is competing in Söngvakeppnin with her song “Possible”. She won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2008 for “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once”. She wrote and performed the song together with Glen Hansard. You should watch the speech she gave after winning the Oscar. It’s really moving and just heartwarming!

Addie
Addie
5 months ago
Reply to  Brko

Marketa Irglova won an Oscar for her song, ‘Falling Slowly’ which was featured in the movie ‘Once'(2007). Though I would rather someone would check a more reliable source. But I don’t understand why Wiwibloggs never mentioned this.

kir
kir
5 months ago

All Out of Luck is probably the best runner-up in the ESC history. Such a treasure!