Sunday, April 02, 2017


Pictured the national flower of Iceland mountain avens

Iceland had its usual national final selection with two semifinals with songs in Icelandic, and then the final in whatever language (= English). Svala won her semifinal as well as the first round of the final, and in superfinal scored nearly 63% of the votes with her Paper (in Icelandic Ég veit það) she co-wrote with Einar Egilsson, Lester Mendez and Lily Elise.

Svala Björgvinsdóttir (40), singer-songwriter and fashion icon is Eurovision royalty, her father Bo Halldórsson represented Iceland in 1995. Svala appeared for the first time on record when she was only 7 years and since then she has been all over the place under various names and in groups and collaborating with other artists home and abroad, mainly in house and dance genres. She has released two solo albums.

What to say? I liked most the songs in the Icelandic selection, except this one that tells me nothing. It's very 80's sounding one, but the wrong kind of 80's.  Makes me think of Take my breath away even if they aren't similar at all. Never liked that one much either. I don't feel Svala. I'd love to. But I don't. 3/10

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