Elísabet has been a finalist in Söngvakeppnin 2016 with the song “Á ný”. Prior to that Icelandic audience knows her as
Thank you so much, great to be back!
What inspired you to come back and participate at Söngvakeppnin 2020?
I was never sure if I’d do it again but when asked I’d always say that I would want to do it with a song that I wrote and here I am today
You composed the song together with your friend Zoe Ruth Erwin and as far as I understood it is about the toxic relationship and how some things dramatically switch in a relationship what inspired you to write the song and could you tell us more about it
Daði Freyr (runner up at Söngvakeppnin 2017 and this year’s contender) is the author of Icelandic lyrics how was it to work with him?
Incredibly easy. I messaged him on Facebook and asked and he immediately said yes. He also told me that he was in the competition too so I’ve known that for quite some time. He took a few days to write them and I loved them straight away.
Have you listened to songs of other participants? If yes then which one except your own do you like the most/is your biggest competition?
That’s a super hard question. But basing it on my personal taste in music I’d say Daði and Iva’s songs appeal to me the most.
Back in 2016 song “Á ný” was sung in Icelandic could that happen with “Elta þig” if you qualify or you will switch to English version in the final?
I will definitely switch to English. The song was written in English in the beginning and was intended to stay that way before we decided to submit it to Söngvakeppnin.
What is your first memory related to Eurovision?
Selma with “All out of luck” in 1999. I was 6 years old and fell in love with her and of course the song. It didn’t hurt that we almost won. Why, Sweden, why?!
Do you watch the show regularly and which song is your favourite?
I watch it every year religiously. My
What are your plans after Söngvakeppnin 2020?
I’m releasing a bunch of music, touring with the band GusGus and many exciting projects ahead this coming summer and fall.
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Thank you for having me on your blog and I hope you enjoy the show on Saturday!
Listen to Elísabet’s entry “Elta þig ” below
Elísabet will perform in the Semi-final 1 which will take place on
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