Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest


Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest

Infobox Eurovision country
Name = Iceland



Member station = Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV)
National selection event = Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins
ESC apps = 21
ESC first = 1986
ESC best = 2nd, 1999
ESC worst = Last, 1989, 2001
Website = [http://www.ruv.is/eurovision/ RÚV page]
EBU page = http://www.eurovision.tv/index/main?page=67&country=4

Iceland has entered the Eurovision Song Contest 21 times since their debut in 1986. Iceland did not enter in 1998 and 2002 when prevented due to finishing outside qualification places the preceding years. The country has never won the contest, the best result being second place in 1999 with Selma's song "All Out of Luck", which was overtaken by eventual winner Sweden near the end of the voting. With the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Iceland automatically qualified for the final, due to Birgitta's eighth place the previous year. In 2008, Iceland reached the final for the first time, when Euroband sang "This Is My Life", an eurodance song, which eventually finished 14th in the contest.

Iceland has come last twice, scoring no points in 1989 and just three points in 2001. Sigríður Beinteinsdóttir has participated three times (1990, 1992 & 1994). Selma Björnsdóttir has participated twice (1999 & 2005), as with as with Eiríkur Hauksson (as group member 1986 and solo artist in 2007.)

The Icelandic broadcaster for the contest is Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV).

Contestants

NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals since 2004.


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