Iceland have done it again with another great song for Eurovision 2010. Hera Björk with “Je Ne Sais Quoi”. She has a fantastic voice and the song has a great beat. I’m sure it will do well.
After Sweden, I have always taken an interest in Iceland. For a small country (with a total population less than that of Canberra), there is quite a bit of musical talent.
Iceland’s best effort in Eurovision came with a second place in 1999. “All Out Of Luck” by Selma. I was living in Sweden at the time and gave my vote to Selma. I loved it so much, I bought both her albums. The official clip is quite camp too.
Selma came back in 2005 with “If I Had Your Love” but in a strange twist it didn’t even make it past the semi finals. I still can’t work that one out. It was a huge upset at the time.
Silvia Night was Iceland’s highly controversial entry in 2006. I thought she was a hoot and I liked her song “Congratulations”.
Speaking of controversial, Paul Oscar was fabulous but possibly just a little too gay for Eurovision in 1997. How anyone can be too gay for Eurovision is beyond me. Like Selma, he is an artist I have continued to follow.
I’ll finish off with 2008’s disco stomper “This Is My Life” by Euroband. The official video is very camp. Persevere with it- Euroband do appear in it. 🙂