Friday, March 27, 2009

Iceland's Secret Eurovision Weapon

From today's Iceland Review:

27/03/2009 | 11:55

Iceland Reveals Secret Eurovision Weapon

The secret is out! Russian singer-songwriter Tinatin Japaridze co-wrote Iceland’s contribution to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, the ballad “Is it True?” performed by Icelandic singer Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir.

“We tried to keep it secret because we wanted people to value the song for what it is but not vote for it because of political interests,” Japaridze told Fréttabladid.

Japaridze is currently translating parts of the lyrics into Russian to promote it in her home country. She is very pleased with Jónsdóttir’s rendition of it and is confident that she will deliver a grand performance in Moscow.

Click here to read more about Iceland’s Eurovision contribution and here to watch Jónsdóttir perform “Is it True?”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, this is an interesting angle, LOL. I thought, the Icelandic song had few allies, so to speak, of importance :)

They say, the alliances that supposedly reign supreme, are the real deciders of which song wins, or whatever.

Nice to know, every bit of luck to you.

Cheers, Einar Bjarnason, Reykavik, Iceland.