From Iceland — Hear ye, Hear ye: The Eurovision Contenders Are Here

Hear ye, Hear ye: The Eurovision Contenders Are Here

Published January 31, 2020

Inês Pereira
Photo by
Art Bicnick

It’s the most beautiful time of the year: The Icelandic songs competing for a place in the Eurovision song contest are all in. There’s music for all tastes, so whoever you are, wherever you are, prepare to get down. The semi-finals will be held on the 8th and 15th of February, when the public will choose who goes on to the European contest.

Last year, the heart of a country inflated when sado-masochist boy band extraordinaire Hatari took Iceland to the finale of The Eurovision song contest, in a very controversial appearance. They didn’t win but they certainly set a big Icelandic flag on the European music map.

This year, one of these songs will get to go and perform in The Netherlands, 2019’s winner. These are the 10 songs competing for a place in Eurovision:

Kid Isak – Ævintýri

Brynja Mary – Augun þín

Elísabet – Elta þig

Ísold og Helga – Klukkan tifar

DIMMA – Almyrkvi

Daði og Gagnamagnið – Gagnamagnið

Hildur Vala – Fellibylur

Iva – Oculis Videre

Matti Matt – Dreyma

Nína – Ekkó

The song contest rules demand that all artists perform their songs in Icelandic during the semi-finals, but they can then decide on translating it to English for the final. So far, 6 artists have decided to translate their songs after the first phase.

You can listen to all the songs and check the lyrics here.

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