We have another confirmation! The Icelandic public broadcaster, RUV, has confirmed that Iceland will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in The Netherlands.
That makes it to a total of 32 countries that confirmed their participation in the next years’s competition in Rotterdam.
RUV is yet to confirm the method it will use to select their 2021 Eurovision entry. More details are expected to reveal in due time.
If Iceland will select thier 2021 act through thier national final, Söngvakeppnin, then the 2020 winner Dadi Freyr has already revealed, that he does not intend to compete in Söngvakeppnin again.
Iceland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986, missing only 2 editions ever since, in 1998 and 2002. Even though Iceland never won the Eurovision, they have come second on 2 occasions, in 1999 with Selma’s Out Of Luck and in 2009 with Yohanna’s Is It True. In 2010 Hera Björk was the fan-favourites to win the contest, in the semi-final she ended 3rd, in the final however, she finished 19th. Some of Iceland’s other most memorable entries are Silvia Night’s Congratulations (2006) and Greta Salóme’s Hear Them Calling (2016). Daði Og Gagnamagnið were one of the favourites to win Eurovision 2020 before it got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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