Iceland is going to be present at Eurovision 2024 in Sweden.
The national broadcaster of Iceland, RÚV, confirmed the participation of the nordic island nation in the next Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Sweden, as the submission process for the Söngvakeppnin 2024 commences on the 15th of June. This is the first time that the songs submission window opens so early.
The confirmation of participation came alongside with the reveal of the viewing figures of the Contest. An average 60% of the viewers watched the Grand Final with a peak of 73%.
The Manager of Söngvakeppnin, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, commented:
“We are incredibly happy and proud of Diljá and the Icelandic scene. She is a young singer who is taking her first steps in the business and it is quite clear that she has a future ahead of her,”
“Our preliminary competition here at home, the Söngvakeppnin , has grown and prospered every year and Eurovision is getting bigger and bigger. Music streaming has increased tremendously and serious authors and singers all over Europe are starting to look at participating in the competition as a preferred option to let the world hear their music,”
Diljá represented Iceland in 2023 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Power” and finished 11th in the Second Semi-Final with 44 points, and thus did not advanced to the Grand Final.
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