Best of Eurovision

#POLL – Best of Eurovision – ICELAND’s Even Years

Building on the success of our Best of the Big 5 series, Eurovision Ireland is now broadening its search for your favourite entries from countries across the continent, spanning the contest’s entire back catalogue – that’s well over 1500 songs!

We asked you which group of countries you wanted us to look at next and thousands of you voted. It was close, but in the end Scandinavia inched ahead – and we decided our first stop in the Nordics will be Iceland!

Iceland may be the only Nordic country yet to lift that glass microphone, but let’s face it – they’ve been responsible for some of Eurovision’s most iconic and eye-catching performances down the decades! From Yohanna’s dolphins, to Hatari’s BDSM aesthetic to Páll Óskar’s trousers, for a small country Iceland certainly knows how to grab Europe’s attention. Many like to theorise that had Eurovision 2020 gone ahead, Iceland would have won their first contest… sadly we’ll never know, but it’s certainly a question of when they’ll win, not if!

Iceland have participated at Eurovision 32 times, giving them one of the shorter back catalogues of the Nordic countries. But, we’ve still split the songs between Odd and Even Years depending on what year they entered the contest. As we looked at our Odd Year Entries last week, it’s now the turn of Iceland’s Even Year Entries – songs that competed in years ending in 2,4,6,8 or 0 – including the Daði & Gagnamagnið’s suspected winner, Think About Things!

Our poll for Odd Years yielded this Top 10 last week:

  1. Is It True? (2009) – 360 points
  2. Open Your Heart (2003) – 318 points
  3. Minn Hinsti Dans (1997) – 287 points
  4. Ég Á Líf (2013) – 279 points
  5. All Out Of Luck (1999) – 253 points
  6. If I Had Your Love (2005) -222 points
  7. Coming Home (2011) – 214 points
  8. Þá Veistu Svarið (1993) – 211 points
  9. Hatrið Mun Sigra (2019) – 166 points
  10. Valentine Lost (2007) – 165 points

Your favourite not here? Take a look HERE to see where the other songs finished. Now it’s time to see who joins this Top 10 for Iceland’s final next week!


Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland

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