Iceland's Eurovision Song Contest entry, 'Ég á líf' (e. I have a life) has become somewhat popular in Europe. The song contest's preliminaries take place on the 14th and 16th of May and the final competition on the 18th, in less than 2 weeks. Journalist for the British Mirror likes the Icelandic entry this year. She likes Eyþór's voice and his emotional conduct.
This is the first time since 1997 that a song in Icelandic has been chosen to represent Iceland at the song contest. How will that go?
Mirror's editor, Ann Gripper wrote about the Icelandic entry:
Bjork remains Iceland's most famous musical export and one of pop's most distinctive voices.
The island in the north Atlantic has never won the Eurovision Song Contest, although it has twice come in second.
Looking to change that is 23-year-old Eythor Ingi.
The exoticism of songs in other languages, particularly one with such interesting rhythms and sounds, adds to the joy of Eurovision. Italy and Spain are among the other countries to sing in their native language rather than give in to English being everywhere.
One thing it surely helps with is conveying the emotion of a song, since it is easier for the singer to connect with the lyrics.
Eythor certainly manages that in a song rich with emotion - and he has a beautiful melancholy voice.
Check out the official Eurovision Song Contest entry from Iceland: