ESCANDALO: Iceland's Eurovision Staging Leaked Online! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

ESCANDALO: Iceland’s Eurovision Staging Leaked Online!

Published April 25, 2017

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Art Bicnick

Eurovision is just around the corner and Icelandic Euroheads (read: this reporter) are gearing up for this year’s music bonanza.

But what is this? Is sabotage afoot? RÚV reports that yesterday leaked footage of Iceland’s staging rehearsals for Svala Björgvins’ song Paper found its way online.

“Someone must have been in the hall who shouldn’t have been,” said Felix Bergsson, the Icelandic delegation’s tour guide.

It is important to note that Svala herself was not rehearsing the song, rather a Ukrainian singer was standing in her place as they were simply working on the staging of the song. Although the video didn’t include the whole song, the staging – which was not to be revealed before the 9th of May show – was clear in the leaked footage.

NOTE: We have not included a link or pictures of the leak because nobody likes spoilers!

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