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Yohanna

About Quick Facts NameJóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir Born16 October 1990 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2013Söngvakeppnin 2011Söngvakeppnin 2009 In Eurovision2009 Moscow SongIs It True? (2009) Biography Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, known as Yohanna, is an Icelandic singer born on October 16, 1990.  Yohanna was born in Copenhagen to Icelandic parents but moved back to Iceland when she was two. Her father, Jón Sverrir Sverrison, is an electrical engineer, and her mother, Margrét Steinþórsdóttir, is a nurse. The family lived in Reykjavík before moving to Hafnarfjörður. Yohanna started singing lessons at age nine. Yohanna began her music career in 2000 at age nine, signing with an Icelandic record label. She released two albums as a child: “Jóhanna Guðrún 9” in 2000 and “Ég sjálf” in 2001. These albums included covers of popular international songs sung in Icelandic. She released a Christmas album in 2002 before taking a break from music. After a six-year break, Yohanna returned to the music scene in 2008 and competed in Söngvakeppnin, Iceland’s national selection for Eurovision 2009 with the song “Is It True?”. She won the competition and represented Iceland in Moscow, where she finished second. This was one of Iceland’s best results in Eurovision history. Her song became a hit across Europe, reaching number one in Iceland and charting in several other countries. After Eurovision, Yohanna signed with Warner Music Sweden and released her album “Butterflies and Elvis” in 2009. The album included the single “I Miss You,” which was a top twenty hit in Iceland. Yohanna tried to return to Eurovision twice more. In 2011, she competed with the song “Nótt” and reached the finals but didn’t win. However, she won the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2011. She also released the singles “I Think Of Angels” and “Really over” in the same year. Yohanna lived in Iceland until 2012 when she moved to Kongsvinger, Norway, to be closer to mainland Europe. From there, the singles “Indian Rope Trick” and “Coming Home” came out. In 2013, she competed in Söngvakeppnin again, with the song “Þú” but didn’t make it past the semi-finals. In 2013, she also had a number-one hit in Iceland with the song “Mamma þarf að djamma,” performed with Baggalútur. After a break, she teamed up with ROK to release the song “Find A Better Man” in 2015. A year later, she came up with the single “Revolving doors”. In 2018, she married Icelandic musician Davíð Sigurgeirsson. They have two children, a daughter born in 2015 and a son born in 2019. Davíð wrote Yohanna’s 2013 single “Þú”. 2020 was the year of Yohanna’s comeback. She released a new album, the Christmas album “Jól með Jóhönnu”, and the single “Löngu liðnir dagar”. After the singles “Ætla ekki að eyða þeim ein” (2021) and “Jólin koma alltaf” (2022), a new album came out in 2023: “Óskalögin mín”. The latter contained the song “Best í heimi”, a duet with Margrét Lilja. Yohanna’s new single in 2024 is titled “Töfrar” and announces a new album. Entries Is It True? Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2009 LanguageEnglish LyricsÓskar Páll SveinssonChris NeilTinatin Japaridze MusicÓskar Páll SveinssonChris NeilTinatin Japaridze BackingsFriðrik ÓmarErna Hrönn ÓlafsdóttirHera Björk ÞórhallsdóttirBörkur Hrafn BirgissonHallgrímur Jensson Results Semi Points: 174Position: 1Running order: 12 Results Finals Points: 218Position: 2Running order: 7 https://youtu.be/UBEpub4qE9c?si=rGTnr6b0vxYPQ800

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Hera Björk

EBU/Alma Bengtsson About Quick Facts NameHera Björk Þórhallsdóttir Born29 March 1972 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2024Söngvakeppnin 2019Söngvakeppnin 2010Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009 In Eurovision2024 Malmö2010 Oslo SongScared Of Heights (2024)Je Ne Sais Quoi (2010) Biography Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir, born on 29 March 1972, is an Icelandic vocalist celebrated for her significant contributions to music both in her home country and internationally.  Hera started performing at a young age – she had already recorded some children’s songs and appeared in television commercials before her twelfth birthday. She won her first singing competition in 1988 aged just sixteen. Hera’s debut album in 1999 was “Litla Hryllingsbúðin (Little Shop of Horror)”, “Alltaf í Boltanum – Áfram Ísland”, and “Principium -Schola Cantorum”. The year 2000 saw the release of “Ilmur af Jólum / The Scent of Christmas” and “Disneylögin”, marking her ability to blend traditional Icelandic music with international themes. Her subsequent albums include “Landslag Bylgjunnar – Engum nema þér” and “Audi Creator Coeli” in 2001, followed by “Svarta Platan” and “Á Jólunum” in 2002. The years 2003 to 2009 were particularly productive for Hera Björk, with releases such as “Í faðmi þínum”, “Við gefum von”, and her solo album in 2006, demonstrating her growth as an artist. Collaborations with other artists, such as “Montagne Azzurre – Leone Tinganelli” in 2007 and various projects with The Frostroses in 2008 and 2009, highlight her versatility and ability to work across different musical landscapes. Also in 2009, Hera Björk took part in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the Danish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. She was the runner up with “Someday”. Her journey on the international stage took a notable turn in 2010 when she represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Je ne sais quoi”. Despite finishing 19th, her participation marked a significant milestone in her career, showcasing her talent to a broader European audience. Hera Björk’s international acclaim further solidified in 2013 when she competed in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile. Her entry, “Because You Can”, won the Best Song category, underscoring her prowess as a singer and performer on the global stage. The years 2010 and 2013 were significant for her career, with the release of her Eurovision song “Je Ne Sais Quoi” and the award-winning “Because You Can”. Additionally, the release of “Ilmur af jólum 2” in 2013 showcased her continued appeal and talent. Hera Björk decided to participate in Söngvakeppnin again in 2019, when she reached a 4th place with the song “Moving on”. In 2015, she was a backing vocal in the Icelandic team at the Eurovision Song Contest. In addition to her successful international outings, Hera Björk has been a constant presence in Iceland’s music scene. Her versatility and range have allowed her to explore various genres and themes throughout her career. In 2024, she was chosen to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time, this time with the song “Scared of Heights”. Unfortunately, this time she didn’t manage to reach the final. Entries Scared Of Heights Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2024 LanguageEnglish LyricsÁsdis Maria ViðardóttirMichael BurekJaro OmarFerras Alqaisi MusicÁsdis Maria ViðardóttirMichael BurekJaro OmarFerras Alqaisi BackingsÁgústa Ósk ÓskarsdottirArnar JónssonÍris Hólm JónsdottirVilli Ósk Results Semi Points: 3Position: 15Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/VChBgcycVl8?si=tWjM544QX9ceLTlv Je Ne Sais Quoi Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2010 LanguageEnglish LyricsÖrlygur Jakobsson SmáriHera Björk Þórhallsdóttir MusicÖrlygur Jakobsson SmáriHera Björk Þórhallsdóttir BackingsHeiða ÓlafsdóttirKristján GíslasonPétur Örn GuðmundssonErna Hrönn ÓlafsdóttirKristjana Stefánsdóttir Results Semi Points: 123Position: 3Running order: 17 Results Finals Points: 41Position: 19Running order: 16 https://youtu.be/qXLqw4UpJ1w?si=jEZXSfUmNLs8U1wH

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Pollapönk

© Albin Olsson About Quick Facts MembersHeiðar Örn KristjánssonHaraldur Freyr GíslasonGuðni Þórarinn FinnssonArnar Þór Gíslason Founded2006 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongNo Prejudice (2014) Biography Pollapönk is an Icelandic pop-rock band that has delighted audiences with their unique musical style and captivating performances since their inception in 2006. The band was initially formed by two preschool teachers, Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson and Haraldur Freyr Gíslason, with the aim of creating music that children and adults alike could enjoy. The band’s name, which translates to “Puddle Punk,” exemplifies their quirky and fun-loving character, as well as their appeal to a diverse range of listeners. Their colorful outfits and eccentric performances are hallmarks of their image. The duo soon expanded to a four-piece band with the inclusion of Guðni Finnsson and Arnar Þór Gíslason, further broadening their musical capabilities. They sing in both Icelandic and English, making their music accessible to a global audience. In 2014, Pollapönk represented Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest with the track “No Prejudice.” The song, an upbeat pop-rock number with an encouraging message about breaking down barriers and eradicating prejudice, made it to the final round of the competition. This performance significantly raised the band’s international profile and served as a testament to their talent and dedication. So far, Pollapönk released four albums. Their greatest hits, apart from “Enga fordóma/No prejudice” were “Litli ljótu ljónið” (2008), “Punkabillybræðraband” (2009). Despite their initial focus on children’s music, their broad appeal has transcended these boundaries, captivating listeners of all ages. As of mid-2023, Pollapönk continues to write, record, and perform, bringing their music. In May 2023, Pollapönk released a new version of “Enga fordóma/No prejudice” for Unicef, together with @Tag, a choir of deaf children. Entries No Prejudice Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsHeiðar Örn KristjánssonHaraldur F. GíslasonJohn Grant MusicHeiðar Örn Kristjánsson BackingsÓttar ProppéSnæbjörn Ragnarsson Results Semi Points: 61Position: 8Running order: 5 Results Finals Points: 58Position: 15Running order: 4 https://youtu.be/U2qAvGsiCmc

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Sjonni’s friends

About Quick Facts MembersGunnar ÓlasonVignir Snær VigfússonPálmi SigurhjartarsonMatthías MatthíassonHreimur Örn HeimissonBenedikt Brynleifsson Active2011 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2011 In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongComing Home (2011) Biography Sjonni’s friends was  an Icelandic tribute band,also known at times as Sigurjón’s Friends. The band formed in early 2011 when the Icelandic singer Sjonni Brink (real name Sigurjón Brink) died just days before he was to perform his entry “Aftur heim” at Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Gunnar Ólason, an Icelandic singer/guitarist, rose to fame with his band “Skítamórall,” formed in 1989. Known for his early musical talent, he achieved his first paid music job at 12. With six albums, including a hit by Sjonni Brink, and gold platinum sales, Gunnar remains a household name in Iceland. He participated in the 2001 ESC with Two Tricky‘s “Angel” and pursues a Bachelor’s degree while recording acoustic soul and blues music. Known as a loner, Gunnar balances a big appetite with a shy demeanor.  Vignir Snaer Vigfússon, a master guitarist, songwriter, and singer, is a prominent figure in Iceland’s music scene. He started playing guitar at nine and can play almost any instrument, with a particular passion for collecting guitars. A renowned producer, Vignir has created hits for many Icelandic artists, including Sjonni Brink. He’s also served as the musical director for shows like Icelandic Idol and X-factor, and played in musicals like Hair, Grease, and Footloose. Vignir has represented Iceland three times in the ESC, in various roles from guitarist to composer. He wrote the 2005 entry “If I had your love” for Selma. Pálmi Sigurhjartarson, celebrated for his piano skills, began his music career at eighteen in Reykjavik piano bars. His versatile career spans working with solo artists, big orchestras, and classical singers, and directing music for over 150 TV and radio shows. He’s also known for writing hit pop songs. Pálmi collaborated closely with Sjonni in theatre shows and bands like Rokk and the Flavors, and performed as a duo on various occasions.  Pálmi was the musical director for the acclaimed Icelandic Theatre Group Vesturport, recognized with the European Theatre Prize. Their productions have toured globally, including a 2008 project at London’s Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, where Pálmi was both performer and musical director. Matthías Matthíasson, from Dalvík, Iceland, gained acclaim at 18 in “Hair” and was nominated as “best newcomer” for “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1995). Known for his powerful, high-ranged rock voice, he’s one of Iceland’s most technical singers, able to hit high notes effortlessly. He’s sung with top bands, earning gold and platinum albums, and was praised by Rolling Stone Magazine for his band Dúndurfréttir’s Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin covers. Collaborating with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, he’s performed in significant concerts like “The Wall.” Matthías is also the voice of Sportacus in “Lazytown” and starred in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Hair.” A family man with three sons, he possesses a unique talent for speaking backwards. Hreimur Örn Heimisson, raised on an Icelandic pig farm, started the successful pop group Land & synir at 19 in 1997, topping charts with their debut single. They quickly became a popular band, releasing four albums and numerous hits. In 2001, Hreimur signed with Warner in New York, but their album was shelved due to 9/11. He continues a successful career in Iceland as a singer-songwriter, deeply impacting Icelandic music. Hreimur, known for his ever-present smile and green eyes, balances music with family life, soccer, and golf. His solo album was set for a 2012 release. Benedikt Brynleifsson, a prominent Icelandic drummer, has been playing professionally for 11 years with top artists and bands. Recently, he performed with Paul Oscar and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, with concerts at Reykjavík’s Harpa. He’s a member of the band Rokk, founded by Sigurjón Brink. This marks Benedikt’s second Eurovision appearance, previously performing in 2007. His diverse career includes TV performances, modeling, and appearances in commercials, notably playing in house bands for Icelandic Pop Idol and X-Factor. Benedikt has contributed to over 20 albums and numerous singles and is a sought-after session drummer. His rock band, 200.000 Naglbítar, is currently recording an album. Entries Coming Home Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2011 LanguageEnglish LyricsÞórunn ClausenSjonni Brink MusicSjonni Brink Backings– Results Semi Points: 100Position: 4Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: 61Position: 20Running order: 21 https://youtu.be/MYVjXG19eVA?si=0g_HAd-MxdY70Rqh

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Eyþor Ingi

© Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameEyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson Born29 May 1989 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2013 In Eurovision2013 Malmö SongÉg Á Lif (2013) Biography Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson (born 29 May 1989 in Dalvik, Iceland) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and musician.   Eyþór Ingi has had a distinguished journey in the world of music and entertainment. His early inclination towards music was evident when, at just 15, he starred in the Icelandic rendition of the musical ‘Oliver!’. A few years later, in 2007, he triumphed in a high school song contest with his rendition of Deep Purple’s “Perfect Strangers”.  2008 marked another significant win for him on the TV talent show Bandið hans Bubba. He had already started making a mark in the Icelandic music scene as the founder of the band Eldberg. In 2009, he became a pivotal member of Todmobile, an Icelandic 80’s progressive rock band initially formed as a trio in the early 1990s by Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson, a celebrated Icelandic vocalist, guitarist, and record producer. The band, which underwent various lineup changes and revivals, released the album ‘7’ in 2010 with Eyþór’s contributions. Eyþór took over as one of two lead singers. Eyþór’s theatrical talents shone when, in 2011, he received a Gríman theatrical Award nomination for his portrayal of Riff Raff in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. This was followed by his appearance in ‘Les Misérables’ in 2012. The subsequent year, 2013, was monumental for him as he won Söngvakeppnin 2013. Representing Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, he performed “Ég á líf”, securing the 17th spot in the final. That same year, collaborating with Atómskáldin, they launched the album ‘Eyþór Ingi og Atómskáldin’. Beyond music, Eyþór showcased his voice talent in the Icelandic version of the DreamWorks movie ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ in 2014. His collaborations are globally diverse, having teamed up with renowned musicians like Steve Hackett from Genesis and Jon Anderson from Yes. Notably, he was featured on Steve Hackett’s solo album. In the sphere of contemporary music, Eyþór Ingi founded Rock Paper Sisters, serving as its lead vocalist, guitarist, and chief songwriter. Their inception is unique, being one of the rare bands originating from a party that actually followed through with meetings, rehearsals, recordings, and live performances. Their debut live performance was as the opening act for Billy Idol at Laugardalshöll stadium. They’ve released several singles since, including the 2018 hit “Howling Fool” and a Christmas song “Það á að gefa börnum brauð”, inspired by a traditional Icelandic Christmas melody. He teamed up with Eirikur Hauksson to sing tributes of Freddy Mercury in 2019. A year later, he teamed up with Lay Low for the song “Aftur heim ti þin”, which became a no. 1 in the Icelandic charts. In 2022, Eyþór Ingi played a role in the Icelandic movie Abbababb. In April 2023, Rock Paper Sisters released their debut album “One in a Million”. Eyþór also hosted his own show Kvöldstundinni.   Entries Ég Á Lif Country🇮🇸 Icelandic Year2013 LanguageIcelandic LyricsÖrlygur SmáriPétur Örn Guðmundsson MusicÖrlygur SmáriPétur Örn Guðmundsson BackingsBergþór Smári JakobssonEinar Þór JóhanssonHannes Heimir FriðbjarnarssonKristján Gíslason Results Semi Points: 72Position: 6Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: 47Position: 17Running order: 19 https://youtu.be/GzE88IYzXLI

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Svala Björgvinsdóttir

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSvala Björgvinsdóttir Born08 February 1977 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongPaper (2017) Biography Svala Björgvinsdóttir , professionally known as Svala, Svala Björgvins or Kali, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. Svala is the daughter of Icelandic singer Björgvin Halldórsson. When she was seven years old, she was already a backing singer on an album of her father. She had her first number one hit in Iceland at the age of nine with the Christmas song “Fyrir Jól”, a duet with her father. She had another number one hit at the age of 11, again with a Christmas song, “Ég hlakka svo til”.  Svala studied ballet for 7 years with the Icelandic National Theatre Ballet. At the age of 16, Svala formed the band Scope, a band influenced by British house and disco. The band released a cover of the song “Was That All It Was” in the mid 90s which became a dance anthem and a number 1 hit in Iceland. Svala signed a contract with Skifan Records. After a few records she left Scope to join the band Bubbleflies. She wrote a few songs with Bubbleflies and toured all over Iceland performing original songs and a lot of covers. The song “I betcha” became a hit. When Svala was 18 years old she started working with the Scottish producer Ian Morrow. In 1999, she signed a deal with EMI and Priority Records in North America. The record deal was one of the biggest deals ever made with an Icelandic recording artist. Svala moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and started writing with some of the biggest hit-makers in the music business at that time. Her debut album “The Real Me” was released in 2001. The single with the same name charted on the Billboard top 40 singles chart. In 2002 Priority Records was bought by Capitol Records and Svala and all the other artists on the label transferred over to Capitol Records. Her album became a platinum selling album in Iceland. It became a succes in Spain, Japan and Germany too. Svala returned to Iceland and started writing and recording for her next solo album “The Bird Of Freedom”, which was released in 2005. It was produced by Svala herself and her father. The album went Gold in Iceland. In 2006, she and the brothers inar “Mega” Egilsson  Edvard “Eddie” Egilsson, formed the electronic band Steed Lord. In 2006 Steed Lord became WeSC Activists, joining the Swedish clothing brand for all their campaigns. In 2007 they were approached by H&M to design a clothing line which was sold in 52 stores in over 100 countries around the world. In April 2008 the band was on their way to the airport in Iceland to go touring in Scandinavia when they had an almost fatal car crash on the icy road in Iceland. Svala suffered broken bones and had serious internal injuries. She recovered from the accident and Steed Lord joined Chromeo on their US tour. Svala moved to Los Angeles again in the summer of 2009.  Svala took a break from music and moved back to Iceland. In 2015 Svala joined The Voice in Iceland as one of the four coaches. In early 2016 Svala formed the duo BLISSFUL with her husband and later in 2016 they released their first single “Elevate” which has got over 230,000 plays on Spotify. On August 24, 2017 the band released their second single “Make It Better”. On 11 March 2017, she won Söngvakepninn, the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Paper. Unfortunately, she failed to qualify for the final. In July 2018, she was featured on the track “Ekkert Drama” with Reykjavíkurdætur. Svala then released the song “For the Night” at the same moment. In December 2018, Svala was featured on the track “Sex” with Baggalútur. On 26 January 2019, it was announced that Svala was returning to Söngvakeppnin as a songwriter with the song “Nú og hér”, for Þórdís Imsland. It did not qualify for the national final. On 4 September 2020, Svala released a new single, “Sjálfbjarga”.   Entries Paper Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsSvala BjörgvinsdóttirEinar EgilssonLester MendezLily Elise MusicSvala BjörgvinsdóttirEinar EgilssonLester MendezLily Elise Backings Hrönn SvansdóttirAnna Sigríður SnorradóttirÍris GuðmundsdóttirFanny Kristín TryggvadóttirÓskar Einarsson   Results Semi Points: 60Position: 15Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/UPlm18-AlGg

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Ari Ólafsson

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts Name Ari Ólafsson Born 21 May 1998 Nationality ???????? Icelandic National Selection Söngvakeppnin 2018 In Eurovision 2018 (Lisbon) Song Our choice (2018) Biography Although born in Reykjavik, Ari Ólafsson spent a part of his childhood in Florida, USA. Selma Björnsdóttir discovered him when he was eleven years old. He got the leading role in the musical Oliver !, which was performed in Borgarleikhúsið. After the Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø became aware of him in 2011, she invited him to various performances. In 2015 Ari Ólafsson took part in the Icelandic version of the singing competition The Voice. In 2018, he represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Our choice”. Unfortunately, he didn’t reach the final. On June 28, 2019 Ari released his debut single, “Too good”.Ari moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he got a degree in opera in May 2022.   Entries Our Choice Country ???????? Icelandic Year 2018 Language English Lyrics Þórunn Erna Clausen Music Þórunn Erna Clausen Backings Arna Rún Ómarsdóttir Erla Stefánsdóttir Gunnar Leó Pálsson Erna Þórunn Clausen Vignir Snær Vigfússon Results Semi Points: 15 Position: 19 Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: – Position: – Running order: –

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María Ólafs

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameMaría Ólafsdóttir Born02 February 1993 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2015 In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongUnbroken (2015) Biography María Ólafsdóttir, also known as María Ólafs, (* March 21, 1993, in Blönduós) is an Icelandic singer and actress.  María Ólafsdóttir was selected from over 200 submissions, along with eleven others, by the Icelandic television station RÚV for the national selection competition Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2015. She advanced to the final show through the semifinals and eventually emerged as the winner. The song “Unbroken” was originally sung in Icelandic as “Lítil skref”. Both the Icelandic and the English versions became hits in Iceland, the English one reaching the no. 1 spot in the Icelandic charts. Unfortunately, she did not qualify for the final in the second semifinal.  María Ólafsdóttir released two solo singles in 2016 titled “Hold My Hand” and “Baby Take The Wheel”. In 2018, she released a cover version of the song “Turn It Up” by Germante in Icelandic, titled “Hækka í botn”. In 2021, after a few years of silence, María started a band: Löður. Their first release came in November of that year: ” ,,Þér fylgja englar”, followed in January 2022 by “Himinn og haf”. In September 2022, the video of the song “Þegar þú ert hér” was released. Entries Unbroken Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsPálmi Ragnar ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Orri ÁsgeirssonSæþór KristjánssonMaría Ólafsdóttir MusicPálmi Ragnar ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Orri ÁsgeirssonSæþór Kristjánsson BackingsFriðrik DórÁsgeir Orri ÁsgeirssonHera Björk ÞórhallsdóttirAlma Rut KristinsdóttirÍris Hólm Jónsdóttir Results Semi Points: 14Position: 15Running order: 12 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/0Jl-Hr137uM

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Hatari

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts MembersKlemens HanniganMatthías HaraldssonEinar Stefánsson Founded2015 Nationality???????? Iceland National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongHatrið mun sigra Biography Hatari is an Icelandic techno, industrial and punk rock band from Reykjavík. Their public image incorporates elements of anti-capitalism and BDSM-inspired attire. Hatari was founded in 2015 by Klemens Hannigan and Matthías Haraldsson. Einar Stefánsson joined later. Their first public appearance was at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in 2016, where they also performed two years later. They released their first EP “Neysluvara” in 2017. At Easter 2018, the band organized an event, which they called the Doomsday Festival. In December 2018 they released their third single “Spillingardans”. At the same time as the song was released, they announced the end of Hatari because they had not achieved their goal of overthrowing capitalism. However, the band did not end at all.In 2019, they won Söngvakepnnin, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Hatrið mun sigra”. After their victory in Iceland, they said in interviews that they wanted to use the participation to protest against Israeli politics. The band qualified for the final on may 16. When the hosts announced the points to the band from the audience, they showed banners with the Palestinian flag to protest against the Israeli occupation and the ongoing state of war. However, this political message violated the rule of political neutrality. The EBU announced that it would investigate the procedure in more detail. In the end, the Icelandic TV station RÚV, was sentenced by the EBU to pay a fine of €5,000.After Eurovision, the band released a music video for the song “Klefi / Samed”, which was shot in Jericho. The song was a collaboration with the Palestinian musician Bashar Murad. Hatari´s debut album “Neyslutrans” was released in early 2020, when their Europe Will Crumble tour started. Unfortunately, due to COVID19, they had to quit the tour. In 2021, they had a new tour, Dance or Die. Entries Hatrið Mun Sigra Country???????? Iceland Year2019 LanguageIcelandic LyricsEinar StefánssonKlemens HanniganMatthías Haraldsson MusicEinar StefánssonKlemens HanniganMatthías Haraldsson BackingsÁstrós GuðjónsdóttirSólbjört SigurðardóttirSigurður Andrean Sigurgeirsson Results Semi Points: 221Position: 3Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: 232Position: 10Running order: 17 https://youtu.be/kTb69WkBbvs

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