Iceland brings more surprises to Eurovision

After three semi-finals it was time for the Icelandic viewers to choose their representative for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

The choice was between the six songs that had made it through to the final. Two were picked to go through to the so-called super-final. 

Hera Björk charmed the viewing audience most and got the biggest number of sms- and televotes and will thus be the Icelandic representative in Oslo with Je Ne Sais Quoi.

If you missed the Icelandic final here with us on or just want to see it again, you'll be able to watch it again through our ESCTV player. You can check up on Hera on her MyEurovision profile and see her brand new video below.


Who is she?

Hera Björk became a household name in Iceland when she co-hosted the variety TV-show Stutt í Spunann (a version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?) during the winter of 1999-2000.

She has been a regular star of various radio and television shows ever since, and is famous for her extraordinary vocal range as well as her seemingly effortless ability to glide from one vocal style to another. She has also found time to contribute vocals to Björk’s magnificent, and entirely a cappella 2004 album Medúlla.

Eurovision Song Contest trivia fans will be delighted to know that she was also one of the dancers in Selma’s comedy video for her entry All Out of Luck in 1999.

She is currently working on her third album, due to be released in 2010 to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest.

Örlygur Smári, the writer of Hera's song, has produced and composed for the biggest names in the Icelandic music industry, much of his output going on to top the Icelandic music charts.

Öggi is renowned for his work with Icelandic singer Paul Oscar. This led to their collaboration on the 2008 Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest entry, This Is My Life, performed by Euroband.

She'll perform last, seventeenth, in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.

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