With the Barcelona Eurovision Party taking place this weekend, Tim gets the chance to chat with Iceland’s Eurovision 2023 representative Diljá. She is competing in Eurovision 2023 with her song “Power”.
Check out our interview with Diljá here!
Together Tim and Diljá talk about how they feel being in Barcelona. They also speak about how Diljá felt after winning Söngvakeppnin and how her dream of being on the same stage as Loreen is coming true in Liverpool.
Tim already had the chance to speak to Diljá before she took part in Söngvakeppnin. Check out our interview with her here.
Diljá Petursdóttir is a 21 year old singer-songwriter, born and raised in the town of Kópavogur, just outside Reykjavik. As well as being a singer, Diljá is also a student in Copenhagen, studying physiotherapy and singing. Diljá’s big break was competing in Söngvakeppninn, with her song “Power”. She won the selection and thus will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song. “Power” was written by Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, alongside Diljá herself.
Iceland’s Eurovision journey
Iceland made its debut on the Eurovision stage in 1986, finishing 16th with the song “Gleðibankinn” (Bank of fun) by ICY. In their 34 appearances, Iceland has finished in top 10 an impressive 7 times. Their best result to date is second place, which they have achieved twice. The first time was in 1999, where Selma Björnsdóttir received 146 points for her performance of “All out of luck”. The second time was in 2009, with Yohanna singing “Is It True” and receiving 218 points. Iceland’s most recent representative on the Eurovision stage was Systur, singing “Með hækkandi sól”, finishing 23rd with 20 points.
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