🇮🇸 Systur: “We just wanted to bring the language into the competition”

🇮🇸 Systur: “We just wanted to bring the language into the competition”

Tim is joined by Systur, who will represent Iceland in Eurovision 2022 with their song “Með hækkandi sól”. Sigga, Beta, and Elín talk about the amazing atmosphere at Söngvakeppnin, why they sing in Icelandic, and what the Eurovision pre-party experience has been like for them.

About Systur

Systur is a band consisting of three sisters. Sigga, Beta and Elín. They have previously made music together under the band names “Tripolia” and “Sísý Ey”. Under the name Sísý Ey they performed at Glastonbury Festival 2016. The three sisters come from a musical family, with their dad, mother, and brother also being musicians. Their brother will be joining them on stage in Turin, playing the drums.

Listen to Systur’s song Með Hækkandi Sól on streaming services


Listen to all Eurovision 2022 songs on Spotify

You can listen to all 40 Eurovision 2022 songs on Spotify by checking out our Eurovision 2022 playlist.

Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest

Iceland debuted at Eurovision in 1986 with ICY and “Gleðibankinn”, which finished 16th with 19 points. Subsequently, Iceland has participated in Eurovision 33 times and earned 7 top-ten finishes. Iceland has yet to win the contest, but they have managed two runner-up results. The first came in 1999, with Selma Björnsdóttir’s “All of Out Luck”, and then in 2009 with Yohanna’s “Is It True?”. Daði og Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things” was a favourite to win Eurovision before the EBU cancelled the 2020 contest.

Most recently, Daði og Gagnamagnið again represented Iceland at Eurovision 2021 with “10 Years”. They then finished in fourth place with 378 points. However, they could not perform in person due to a positive COVID-19 test. Instead, Iceland used footage from its second rehearsal as their entry.

Are you a fan of Með hækkandi sól? Are you excited to see Systur on the Eurovision stage? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow THAT Eurovision Site on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

News Source: That Eurovision Site

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