The Eurovision Song Contest finals took place this Saturday. Iceland finished in 15th place, out of 46. A relatively great success, leaving most of the nation quite happy. Austria won the competition with Conchita Wurst performing 'Rise Like a Phoenix'.
The Eurovison Song Contest takes place tonight in Denmark, as they won the competition last year. Iceland's contribution this year is No Prejudice by Pollapönk. Iceland made it through the semi-finals and competes in the finals tonight with 25 other countries.
Helga Margrét Clarke and Audrey Freyja Clarke, better known as members of the music band Sister Sister, started a duo one year ago when they wrote the song Desire for a short film. Not long after they made a music video to Desire in Heiðmörk one of their favorite places around Reykjavík. Since then they have made 8 new songs and a new music video, they also released their promo album in the end of 2013.
The first semifinal Eurovision Song Contest takes place tonight and Iceland competes. The second semifinal takes place this Thursday and the final on Saturday. The Wi Wi Bloggs website selected Eurovision Opening Ceremony - Red Carpet Winners and Losers. The Icelandic Eurovision band Pollapönk ranked number one on the list.
Icelandic composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds celebrated a much-deserved win on Sunday night as he was awarded the TV Craft BAFTA in the Original Television Music category for Broadchurch. Ólafur is 27 years old and mixes elements of classical, electro, rock and ambient music.
Iceland's Eurovision contribution this year is not considered to be likely to succeed according to a Carl Greenwood at the Daily Mirror. He gives the song two stars and said that the song is 'completely annoying'. In his article he wrote that the song has a good message, but still the whole song should be 'condemned'.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra´s appearance in Harpa Concert Hall this coming August is a major event in Icelandic cultural life. The orchestra is among the best in the world. The symphony will have a concert on August 24th and the ticket price is from 7.900 - 11.900 ISK per person.