Ahead of Söngvakeppnin 2023, Tim had the opportunity to chat with Diljá, who is competing in the first semi-final of the Icelandic song contest on Saturday 18th February with her song “Lifandi inni í mér.”
Check out our interview with Diljá here!
During their interview, Tim and Diljá talked about her entry “Lifandi inni í mér”, the meaning of her entry, her favourite Eurovision songs, as well as what we can expect from her performance this Saturday.
Diljá is 21 years old, and is a singer-songwriter, as well a student in University of Iceland studying physiotherapy. Diljá will be participating in the first semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2023, with her entry
Iceland’s Eurovision journey
Iceland made its debut on the Eurovision stage in 1986, finishing 16th with the song “Gleðibankinn” by ICY. In its 34 appearances at the contest, Iceland has finished in the top ten an impressive seven times. Iceland’s best result to date is second place, achieved twice. The first time was in 1999, when Selma Björnsdóttir received 146 points for her performance of “All Out of Luck.” The second time was in 2009, with Yohanna’s “Is It True,” which received 218 points. Iceland’s most recent Eurovision representative was Systur, whose “Með hækkandi sól” placed 23rd with 20 points in 2022.
Are you excited to see Diljá in Söngvakeppnin 2023? Will she represent Iceland at Eurovision this year with “Glötuð ást”/”Lose this dream?” As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow That Eurovision Site on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
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