Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that are participating this year in Rotterdam. Today, we celebrate Iceland.
Iceland debuted at the Contest in 1986, in Bergen, Norway. ICY finished in sixteenth place with his entry “Gleðibankinn”, scoring 19 points.
The most successful entry from Austria was in 1999 and 2009. In 1999, when the Contest took place in Jerusalem, Israel, Selma finished in second place with her entry “All Out of Luck”, scoring 146 points. This included three sets of twelve points from Cyprus, Denmark and Sweden.
In 2009, when the Contest took place in Moscow, Russia, Yohanna finished in second place with her entry “Is It True?”, scoring 218 points. This included three sets of twelve points from Ireland, Malta and Norway.
The most recent Icelandic entry was due to be in 2020, when the cancelled Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Daði og Gagnamagnið was due to represent Iceland with their entry “Think About Things”.
This year, Iceland will be represented by Daði og Gagnamagnið with their song “10 Songs”. Will Daði og Gagnamagnið take Iceland to their first victory?
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland