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Með Hækkandi Sól

Country
🇮🇸 Iceland
First Semi-Final
Finished 10th
Grand Final
Finished 23rd
Song
Með Hækkandi Sól
Lyrics
Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir
Music
Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir
Participant pronouns
Sigga (She/Her), Beta (She/Her), Elín (She/Her), Eythor (He/Him)
Broadcaster
Ríkisútvarpið

Sigga, Beta and Elín are a band of sisters who have been singing together for as long as they can remember.

The girls previously assembled a group named after their beloved grandmother, Sísí Ey; scoring a huge hit in Iceland with the song, Ain’t Got Nobody.

Their father, Eythor, was a member of the legendary jazz-funk band, Mezzoforte, who scored a UK number 17 hit in 1983 with the song Garden Party. Their mother, Ellen, is also a singer, and their brother (also named Eythor) will join them on stage playing drums.

The three siblings believe strongly in the healing power of music and spend much of their time supporting those who are marginalised in society. In recent years, they have focused their activism on trans children’s rights, and are deeply involved with the local community.

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Lyrics of Með Hækkandi Sól

Öldurót í hljóðri sál, þrautin þung umvafin sorgarsárum. Þrá sem laðar, brennur sem bál, liggur í leyni – leyndarmál – þei þei. Í ljósaskiptum fær að sjá, fegurð í frelsi sem þokast nær. Þó næturhúmið skelli á og ósögð orð, hugan þjá – þei þei. Í dimmum vetri – hækkar sól bræðir hjartans klakabönd – svo hlý. Í dimmum vetri – vorið væna vermir þitt vænghaf á ný. Skammdegisskuggar sækja að, bærast létt með hverjum andardrættir. Syngur í brjósti lítið lag, breiðir úr sér og andvarpar – þei þei. Í dimmum vetri – hækkar sól bræðir hjartans klakabönd – svo hlý. Í dimmum vetri – vorið væna vermir þitt vænghaf á ný. Og hún tekst á flug svífur að hæstu hæðum. Og færist nær því að finna innri ró. Í dimmum vetri – hækkar sól bræðir hjartans klakabönd – svo hlý. Í dimmum vetri – vorið væna vermir þitt vænghaf á ný.
Undercurrents sweep the heart All but covered in deep wounds of sorrow A deep longing burns within Lies in hiding - come what may - Hush hush In the twilight you can see beautiful freedom moving closer As the night sky drowns The day torn by words No one can say - Hush hush The darkest winter, waits for the sun To ease away the longest nights - with light The darkest winter, waits for spring To warm our embraces again Darkness of winter closing in Forcing every single breath they take With growing hope for brighter days The ice and shadows will give way - Hush hush The darkest winter, waits for the sun To ease away the longest nights - with light The darkest winter, waits for spring To warm our embraces again She rises to the sky Embracing her own power And along the way Finding a sense of peace The darkest winter, waits for the sun To ease away the longest nights - with light The darkest winter, waits for spring To warm our embraces again

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