Netta, the winner of Eurovision last Saturday.

Over five thousand Icelanders sign petition to boycott Eurovision Song Contest 2019

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Over five thousand Icelanders have in the last 24 horus signed a petition to demand that Iceland boycott the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Israel in 2019 by not taking part.

Netta from Ísrael drew some comparisons to the Icelandic Björk, at least for her hair and outfit. Many Icelanders are outraged at the win.

Iceland to take part in Eurovision in Israel next year

14 May Despite a wave of criticism on Israel winning the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, Iceland expects to take part in next year's contest which will take place in Israel.

Ari Ólafsson with "Our Choice" was not their choice.

Iceland fails to qualify for Eurovision finals

9 May Iceland's Eurovision entry this year failed to get past the semi finals last night. Singer Ari Ólafsson and ballad "Our Choice" will therefore not be on stage on Saturday night in Lisbon.

Svala Björgvinsdóttir will be the 13th to perform tonight.

Svala prepares for Eurovision with honey, music and stretches

9 May 2017 The first preliminary round of the Eurovision Song Contests is tonight. Iceland’s Svala Björgvins will be the 13th on stage. Afterwards her father will read the score from Iceland. He claims he is even more nervous than when he competed in Eurovision in 1995.

Svala wearing the catsuit and cape designed by Shoplifter.

Iceland's Svala wows fans with her incredible Eurovision outfit

4 May 2017 Icelandic artist Svala who competes on Iceland's behalf in the Eurovision contest held next week, just premiered the stunning outfit she will be wearing on stage. It's designed by New York based Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, otherwise known as Shoplifter.

Svala Björgvinsdóttir.

Iceland 13th on stage in Eurovision Song Contest

1 Apr 2017 Svala Björgvins will step on the big Eurovision stage on 9 May on Iceland’s behalf. She will be the 13th in line, a good place according to Icelandic Eurovision specialists. In 1999 Selma Björnsdóttir competed on Iceland behalf end was the runner up, she was the 13th to step on stage that year.

Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, on the far right, wearing the controversial outfit. In the middle is Svala, who will be singing Iceland's entry to the Eurovision song contest in May.

Was Iceland's Eurovision preliminaries host wearing stolen design from Balmain?

13 Mar 2017 The all-in-one outfit worn by RÚV television host Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir on Saturday night's glittering Eurovision preliminaries night has been a subject of debate due to its uncanny resemblence to a design by French fashion house Balmain.

Svala and her team answer questions following her win at Iceland's preliminary contest on Rúv last night.

Svala sings Iceland's entry to the Eurovision song contest

12 Mar 2017 "I really believed in this song and I knew that I could stand with it however this contest turned out," says Svala Björgvinsdóttir. Her song Paper was voted to be Iceland's entry to the Eurovision song contest in Kiev in May.

Who will follow in the footsteps of Ukraine's Jamala and Eurovision 2017?

Iceland confirms participation in Eurovision 2017

24 Aug 2016 Despite failing to qualify for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest in both 2015 and 2016, Iceland is not deterred and will be back next year.

Páll Óskar: Iceland’s shining Pride Parade star

3 Aug 2016 It is of course Reykjavik’s annual Pride Parade this weekend and, as every year, the many thousands of onlookers will be waiting for the highlight of the camp extravaganza – the arrival of the Páll Óskar float.

Hannes Þór Halldórsson.

Meet Iceland’s super-goalie: Hannes Þór Halldórsson

18 Jun 2016 He was the cheapest player on the transfer market in the Icelandic team that faced Portugal on Tuesday – yet his contribution to Iceland’s gutsy 1-1 draw was arguably one of the most valuable.

Greta Salóme on the Eurovision stage in Stockholm.

Iceland Eurovision dress for sale on eBay

8 Jun 2016 Iceland’s representative in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has decided to sell the dress she performed in – with all proceeds going to the Step Up anti-bullying app.

This year's Swedish hosts, Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw.

Iceland crazy for Eurovision – even when they're not in it!

24 May 2016 Iceland’s enthusiasm for the Eurovision Song Contest was in no way dampened by not qualifying this year – with over 95% of the entire TV viewing public tuning in for the grand final.

Stefánsson is parts of the Icelandic pop group Retro Stefson.

Iceland’s face of Eurovision: “Just ignore the racists”

18 May 2016 “My father taught my brother Logi and me to ignore these people, as they will always exist,” Stefánsson wrote on his Facebook page yesterday.

Anger and disgust at Icelandic Eurovision racist slurs

17 May 2016 Racist comments about Iceland’s spokesperson at Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest have caused anger and disgust among Icelanders on social media.

Jamala from Ukraine.

Iceland only country not to vote for Eurovision winner

16 May 2016 Scoring a grand total of 534 points, Ukraine’s Jamala clinched a thrilling victory at Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest – but failed to pick up a single point from Iceland.

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USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
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