From a Eurovision Star’s point of view – Greta Salóme
Greta Salóme’s big year in Eurovision was 2012, when she had *two* songs in the final of Söngvakeppnin, the Icelandic pre-selection. Along with Jónsi, who already represented the country in Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul in 2004, she won the right to represent Iceland in Baku. They performed “Never Forget” in the first semifinal, finishing 8th, thereby qualifying for the grand final, where they finished 20th.
In November 2012, Greta released her first solo album, In the Silence, which included both the Icelandic and English versions of her Eurovision entry. She is now working on her next album, which will be in Icelandic, to be released towards the end of the year. Check out the first single from the album, “Í dag“.
These days, Greta is enjoying great success on board Disney’s cruise ships, first on the Disney Dream, and now, with her own show on board Disney Magic. Her debut album is selling really well on board the ships, and she’s considering also recording an English version of her new album, to make it more easily accessible for the American audience.
In between all her performances and recordings, Greta found the time to join our panel of Eurovision Stars, and here is her evaluation of the following five entries:
- Israel – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy
- Cyprus – John Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done
- Romania – Voltaj – All Over Again
- Germany – Ann Sophie – Black Smoke
- Norway – Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me
Give a listen to Greta’s duet with Jonsi in Eurovision 2012 – “Never Forget”:
We will continue our series of Eurovision stars reviewing this year’s songs shortly, with a Eurovision winner!