Eurovision Song Contest
Iceland in the Eurovision song contest
Icelanders love the Eurovision song contest and have participated 33 times since 1986 only missing two years since then, in 1998 and 2002. The reason for Iceland not participating those years is only because Iceland finished outside qualification places the preceding years.
Icelanders really like their Eurovision. Many people host viewing partys and get togethers to watch the contest with their friends and family. In 2016 Iceland delivered the largest viewing share of all 42 participants with 95,3% og Icelanders watching the grand finale.
Iceland has never won the eurovision song contest but twice been in second place, with Selma in 1999 and Yohanna in 2009.
Iceland is the only nordic country yet to win the eurovision song contest.
Icelands worst performance in the eurovision song contest was in 1989 when singer Daníel Ágúst got zero points for his performance of „Það sem enginn sér“ („What no one sees“ Yes, sounds creepy we know)
Eurovision song contest was held in the Israel city Tel-Aviv last year where the band Hatari represented Iceland.
The Netherlands won that year and the Eurovision song contest will be held in Rotterdam city in the Netherlands on the 16th of May 2020.
Eurovision and Netflix
The Eurovision song contest has reached hollywood as the actor and comedian Will Ferrel has started production of a new movie for Netflix called Eurovision.
The movie follows Icelandic singers Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir as they are given the chance to represent their country in the Eurovision song contest.
The netflix comedy began filming in London but also in the north Icelandic town of Húsavík that is known as the whale watching capital of Iceland.
The releash date has not been announced yet but some people speculate that it may line-up with the real Eurovision event in May of 2020.