Til Hamingju Island
Since 4th of July weekend, this young lady's voice has been haunting me. Her song was the Icelandic entry to the Eurovision song contest (I know...it ended several months ago... but this was a new find for me). The song's insanely catchy, like vintage Britney Spears.
Watch the video here.
The singer is an invented character, as Wikipedia explains:
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, singer for the band Ske and a young and unknown actress, and Gaukur Úlfarsson decided to invent a character to adopt as an alter ego (cf. Ali G) that brought out all the worst elements of human behaviour in modern society. Silvía's personality is highly affected by narcissism and she sees herself as the most famous and talented person walking on the planet Earth. Her full Icelandic name is Silvía Nótt Sæmundsdóttir (see Icelandic naming conventions) and she is 22 years old. Silvía means goddess of silver and Nótt simply means night.
Silvía's favorite foods are sushi and feta cheese and she aims for a career as a model, singer and a movie star.
he song didn't make it to the finals. Silvia, being true to her role, had some performances to indicate her 'regret'. She pretended to slap her boyfriend, and then 'threatened' to jump from a bridge. In addition she started yelling foul language and spitting at the journalists and called Lordi 'ugly people from Finland without a real make-up artist', Treble the group from the Netherlands (who she had previously upstaged on Icelandic TV) 's*****', and Swedish singer Carola Häggkvist an 'ugly f****** old b*****'. She also threatened to sue the journalist (calling her 's****'), TV station and the competition for 'spreading lies' about her that she hated Greeks. Some fans consider that after those events Silvia embarassed her country.
The silver lining is that, as you may recall, Silvia's tragic defeat did clear the way for these fellows to go on and win the Eurovision song contest: