Brynja Mary: “I wrote “In your eyes” all by myself when I was 14”

Brynja Mary is competing in the first semifinal of Söngvakeppnin 2020 with her song “”Augun þín”(In your eyes) and we had the opportunity to have a little chat with her before the semifinal.

Hello Brynja Mary and thank you for taking you time for ESCBubble! First of all, how was your reaction when you heard you will be at Söngvakeppnin 2020?
It was pretty crazy! My dad, my sister and I were on our way to our friends house when all of a sudden my dad got a call where they were telling him that I got in to the Söngvakeppnin! He started crying and I was so curious to why he was crying cause he never cries. Then he told me and I started crying too. So it was pretty much the best feeling I had ever felt.
I was really just also in shock because I wasn’t sure if I would get in because of my young age.

What are your expectation for the contest?
My expectation for the contest is to go all the way! I’m gonna work my bum off and show everyone what “Brynja Mary” can do!
Cause I believe and I’ve been pretty much waiting my whole life for this moment!

Your song is called “In your eyes”? What it is about, what’s the story behind it?
Yes, in English it is called “In your eyes” and in Icelandic it’s called “Augun þín”.
The story behind “in your eyes” is that I was bullied a lot at a time when I was younger. People would call me names they would say that I would never become anything, cause I told everyone that I wanted to be something big! They said I was a wannabe, that I was fat and all kinds of hurtful things that broke me. So for some time I was very insecure and didn’t believe in myself, but thankfully I had my family and especially my mom who has always believed in me no matter what! So I got up and told myself I was done listening to people and that I was over it! Now it’s my turn to speak!
So I wrote “In your eyes” to share my story, to let everyone know that you are worth it! You can do anything you put your mind to and that you should NEVER listen to bullies and hurtful things people say about you! They probably just envy your success and how far you have come!
Last but not least, NEVER GIVE UP! I almost did and I am forever grateful that I didn’t, because that changed my life forever!

You also have the english version, what version would you choose for Eurovision, the english or icelandic one and why?
I would chose the English one for Eurovision because I wrote “In your eyes” all by myself when I was 14 to put my story in to lyrics and melody’s! And I want to be able to tell that story to people when I perform it.
I feel like many People can relate.
I also just feel it’s stronger when I’m singing the lyrics that came from my heart.

How will be the staging at Söngvakeppnin 2020? What can we expect from your performance?
You can expect a lot of dancing and Fun!
And The performance is going to be very uplifting I would say. It always gets me in a good mood! Just be ready for it!

Do you follow Eurovision and have you a favorite song from the contest?
Yes I have always followed Eurovision since I was a little girl. My family and I would always sit all together every year cheering and watching the whole show!
One of my favorite songs from the contest is “Euphoria” by Loreen. She won Eurovision 2012.

And any other plans for 2020? Can we expect new music from Brynja?
Yes! Definitely! A lot is coming this year and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve been working a lot in the studio lately with my sister Sara Victoria and I’ve also been doing a lot of acting! So everyone be ready!

In the end, I want to thank you for you time and please, if you have a message for your fans and our readers here on ESCBubble?
Of course! Anytime.
My message to all of you reading this is that you should always stay true to yourself! Always be yourself no matter what!
Never change for anyone or anything because there is simply only one of YOU and please take advantage of that! Life is short so if you have a talent, use it! If you have a passion, do it!

Listen to Brynja Mary’s entry “In your eyes” below

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