Iceland's Yohanna (Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir) came on the second place @ Eurovision Song Contest last night. She got 218 points, including Douze Points from 3 countries: Norway, Malta & Ireland. Also female singer Selma bagged second back in 1999. Iceland never won...
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"Is it true?"
Warm welcome in Reykjavik
Iceland’s entry to the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, “Is It True?” by Óskar Páll Sveinsson, performed by Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir, placed second in Moscow on Saturday, and the Eurovision team was given a hero’s welcome upon their arrival to Reykjavík yesterday.
Thousands of people gathered at Austurvöllur parliamentary square and cheered Jónsdóttir on while she performed “Is It True?” one more time. The performance was broadcast live on national broadcaster RÚV.
“I think it is very important for Iceland to receive favorable coverage and good news, something positive,” Jónsdóttir said. The weather was sunny and warm, almost 20°C (68°F), and Morgunbladid described the atmosphere as at a “national festival.”
“All of us in the group are still trying to realize what has happened. It is very strange and we have to get used to the notion that we made such an achievement,” Jónsdóttir told Fréttabladid.
Iceland had not been expected to get this far—the betting house Oddschenker, for example, predicted that “Is It True?” would end up in seventh place.
The song will be included on a summer hits record that will be released in Sweden shortly, and some foreign record labels have expressed interest in signing Jónsdóttir.
Norway won a decisive victory in Moscow on Saturday and Azerbaijan placed third.
Source: Iceland Review Online