Eurovision royalty on the show this week as a former contest winner joins us to chat about their new music and breaking the Eurovision trophy. Sacrilege! Plus, we head as far north as possible for our Triple Play and you choose another classic winner for your fan favourite…
Iceland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 34 times since its debut in 1986, missing only two contests since then, in 1998 and 2002, when prevented from competing due to finishing outside qualification places the preceding years. The country’s best result is two second-place finishes, with Selma in 1999 and Yohanna in 2009. Iceland has achieved a total of seven top ten placements, with the others being Stjórnin finishing fourth (1990), Heart 2 Heart seventh (1992), Birgitta eighth (2003), Hatari tenth (2019) and Daði og Gagnamagnið fourth (2021). Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Iceland has failed to qualify for the final seven times, including four years consecutively (2015–18). As of 2022, Iceland is the only Nordic country that is yet to win the contest.
This Weeks Highlights
Daði Freyr Pétursson, known professionally as Daði Freyr or simply Daði, is an Icelandic musician living in Berlin, Germany. As the frontman of Daði & Gagnamagnið, he was due to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Think About Things”, before the event was cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “10 Years”, finishing in fourth place. Daði is married to fellow Gagnamagnið musician Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir.
|1||Light Me Up||Gromee Feat. Lukas Meijer||2018 Poland|
|2||Stronger Every Minute||Lisa Andreas||2004 Cyprus|
|3||No Prejudice||Pollaponk||2014 Iceland|
|4||Hear Them Calling||Greta Salome||2016 Iceland|
|5||10 Years||Daòi & Gagnamagniò||2021 Iceland|
|6||Keep The Faith||Tamara Gachechiladze||2017 Georgia|
|7||Only Teardrops||Emmelie de Forest||2013 Denmark|
|8||Typical Love Song||Emmelie de Forest||2021 Non Contest|
|9||Azucar Moreno||Bandido||1990 Spain|
|10||Tu Te Reconnaitras||Anne-Marie David||1973 Luxembourg|