Yohanna enjoyed a sizeable hit after coming second with Is It True? for Iceland in 2009. The single charged into the top 20 of no fewer than 8 territories and her album Butterflies and Elvis finally managed to get an international release. She hopes to replicate the success with her newest single, released just in time for Christmas.
A Norwegian Eurovision website is claiming that Icelandic broadcaster RÚV have changed their minds and are now intent on keeping the same format for their national selection, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins as used in previous years.
After the procedure had been set by the Icelandic national broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) in early September, the corporation's radio channel RÁS2 opened a new poll where everyone can have their say about Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins' 2012 edition.
Icelandic state broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) have released rules for the 2012 edition of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, opening for entries to be submitted. Everything indicates that RÚV intend to select their entry for Baku using the same selection process as this year, keeping in line with the format of previous years.
EuroVisionary got together with Sjonni's Friends today for a short talk about the national selection, their stay in Düsseldorf, their competitors at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Selma and then you can hear a double chorus of their entry in both Icelandic and English.
What should have been the second Icelandic press conference turned into a fabulous Eurovision party with Sjonni's Friends as our hosts. Judging by the reaction by the press we are very likely to be going to Reykjavík next year as they received the biggest ever applause here in Düsseldorf.
Sjonni's Friends honoured the late Sigurjón Brink by singing Waterslide, with which he participated in the Icelandic national selection last year. Afterwards they sang their entry this year Coming Home.
At a very emotional press conference the Icelandic participants Sjonni's Friends talked about the death of songwriter Sigurjón Brink. His wife also talked about the song and how the whole process has been for her. R.I.P Sigurjón Brink.
Could Sjonni's Friends be the first Icelandic act to come home with a Eurovision Victory under their belts? The story behind their effort this year is certainly emotive enough, but the band also have ample talent to draw upon.