“Is it true” that Yohanna from Iceland is back for another chance at Eurovision – or “Nott”?
Well let’s take a look at the evidence. Icelandic broadcaster RUV recently announced the 12 songs and composers that will compete in their National Final and here they are.
- Augnablik (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson & Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir)
- Ég á Líf (Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Guðmundsson)
- Sá Sem Lætur Hjartað Ráða För (Þórir Úlfarsson & Kristján Hreinsson)
- Þú (Davíð Sigurgeirsson)
- Vinátta (Haraldur Reynisson)
- Ekki Líta Undan (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson & Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir)
- Kem Til þín (María Björk Sverrisdóttir)
- Lífið (Hallgrímur Óskarsson & Bragi Valdimar Skúlason)
- Ég Syng! (Elíza Newman, Gísli Kristjánsson, Ken Rose & Hulda G. Geirsdóttir)
- Til þín (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson & Ágúst Ibsen)
- Meðal Andanna (Birgitta Haukdal, Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir & Jonas Gladnikoff, Michael James Down & Primoz Poglajen)
- Hjartað (Hallgrímur Óskarsson & Ashley Hicklin)
Now I want you to take a close look at the 4th song – Þú (Davíð Sigurgeirsson) – an unfortunate name for a song in English – however on close inspection of the author of the song Davíð Sigurgeirsson, he is a successful music writer and producer and who would you imagine he has been living with and dating for over a year now? None other than our dear Yohanna!
The pair met in Iceland where they both hail from and have moved to Norway to further their careers over a year ago. Whilst their they have been writing and recording together and been on Norwegian TV a lot. What is also interesting is that Yohanna has confirmed that she has recorded the demo version of the song Þú so that it could be submitted to RUV for selection.
When it was announced that Davíð’s song Þú had been selected, Yohanna was asked if she was going to the be the performer. She declined to confirm or deny the speculation but said that it was a “success for Davíð” and hoped that people would like his song like she did.
I would say that there is a strong chance that Yohanna will be performing “Þú” in the Icelandic final. Remember that RUV rules state that the song must be performed in Icelandic in the National Final but at Eurovision it can be sung in any other language – so I will call “Þú” “YOU” as that is the English equivalent.
Can Yohanna make it to Eurovision again? Is there still that affection for her from back in 2009? Let us know. Just so that you remember Yohanna from 2009 where she came second in the Eurovision Final and Second in the Barbara Dex Award too – Robbed I tell you – Robbed!! Question – Can you name her 3 famous Backing Singers in the video?
(YouTube Video courtesy of sibelredzep)
Author/Website Creator and Chief Editor Garrett Mulhall
Categories: Eurovision 2012
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