Category Archives: Iceland

398 Draumur Um Ninú – Stefán & Eyfi (Iceland, 1991)

Back-to-back Icelandic entries, both from the early years of the country’s participation in the contest. Although Iceland’s results were rather mediocre during this period we’ve appraised them more kindly – six of their first nine Eurovision entries make our countdown (see … Continue reading

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399 Hægt Og Hljótt – Halla Margrét (Iceland, 1987)

Iceland only established a satellite TV link with Europe in 1985 so were unable to compete in Eurovision until 1986. That year they made their debut with Gleðibankinn by ICY (see No. 454), which came 16th in a field of 20. The … Continue reading

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426 Þá Veistu Svarið – Inga (Iceland, 1993)

Was 1993 the worst Eurovision of the 1990s? Well, according to our votes it was. Our countdown features just seven songs from that contest – the fewest of the 1990s. There are actually eight songs from that year in the chart, but that includes an … Continue reading

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454 Gleðibankinn – ICY (Iceland, 1986)

There’s been a clustering of Icelandic entries around the mid 450s – three of the last four posts have been from the tiny Nordic island. This latest was Iceland’s very first submission to Eurovision in 1986. That year Iceland became the 25th country to take … Continue reading

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455 Ég Á Líf – Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson (Iceland, 2013)

Since 1999 and the the relaxation of the rule that stipulated each country had to sing in one of its national languages, only four countries have never entered a song with lyrics in their own tongue: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark and Sweden. To … Continue reading

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457 Nei Eða Já – Heart 2 Heart (Iceland, 1992)

Heart 2 Heart comprised Eurovision’s  ‘golden ratio’ of two guys and two girls: Grétar Örvarsson and Friðrik Karlsson playing the instruments behind vocalists Sigriður Beinteinsdóttir and Sigrún Ármannsdóttir in co-ordinating yellow and red outfits. For Beinteinsdóttir – better known as … Continue reading

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485 Valentine Lost – Eirikur Hauksson (Iceland, 2007)

Lordi’s win in 2006 precipitated a batch of rock influenced entries to the 2007 contest of which Valentine Lost is one. That none of them (with the possible exception of Work Your Magic by Dmitry Koldun for Belarus) did all that well is … Continue reading

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