Iceland through to Eurovision Grand Final

11.05.2022 - 09:58
Mynd: RÚV / RÚV
Iceland’s Eurovision hopefuls, Systur, were the third envelope drawn in random order at the end of last night’s first semi-final and will therefore perform Með hækkandi sól again for the viewing public at Saturday’s Grand Final in Torino, Italy.

Systur performed 14th out of last night’s 17 acts—a show which featured the Ukrainian folk rappers tipped to win the competition this year, as well as wolves from Norway, something very unique from Montenegro, and plenty more. 

Saturday’s show will feature 25 acts. The “Big Five” nations that contribute the most financially to Eurovision; France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom; are already secured spots in the final. They were joined last night by: Armenia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, and (of course) Ukraine. 

Tuesday marked the end of the Euro line this year for Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Latvia, and Slovenia, meanwhile. 

The final ten finalists will be chosen by viewers and professional juries from among the 18 performances on Thursday evening (live, in Icelandic, on RÚV, at 19.00). Among Thursday’s acts that are tipped to do well are Sweden, Poland, Australia, and Estonia. 

Interviewed by RÚV after the show, a tearful Systur (Sigga, Beta, Elín, and Eyþór) thanked their family members and everyone else at home in Iceland for all the support. 

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