Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Greece, Iceland, Norway and Armenia. Next to rehearse today was Iceland’s Systur.
Systur’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Iceland’s Systur. They will sing the song “Með hækkandi sól” at Eurovision 2022 after they were selected to represent Iceland earlier this year.
Following Systur’s first rehearsal a clip of their rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed them before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well their first rehearsal went.
@eurovision The sisters from @Systur bring some beautiful Icelandic folk to #Eurovision 🌸 🇮🇸 #Eurovision2022 #eurovisiontiktok ♬ original sound – Eurovision
What did we learn about Systur’s staging?
The graphics remain glittery like in the national final. The outfits work for this calming retro country track. They are joined on stage by their brother on the drums. Vocally their harmonies seemed on point. This will be a very calming performance following on from Austria’s dance track just before.
What we thought of Iceland’s first rehearsal
Tim has given his thoughts and initial reaction to Systur’s first Eurovision rehearsal over on our TikTok. You can check out what Tim had to say here:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Another country that rehearsed today is Iceland’s @Systur. Find out what @Tim J’s thoughts are on the rehearsal! #eurovision #eurovisiontiktok #esc2022 #iceland #systur #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound – thateurosite
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.
Iceland’s Eurovision Journey
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.
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News Source: EBU
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