Sisters Sigríður Eyþórsdóttir, Elísabet Eyþórsdótti, and Elín Eyþórsdóttir will represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Torino in May, performing their song Með hækkandi sól. Their performance proved the most popular of the five finalists competing in the Söngvakeppning Eurovision final in Iceland, broadcast live on RÚV.
Ten songs were vying for the chance to become Iceland’s entry to the Eurovision song contest. Following a semi-final in two parts, five songs moved on to the finals – Þaðan af, performed by Katla, Ljósið, performed by Stefán Óli, Með hækkandi sól, performed by Sigga Beta and Elín, Turn This Around, performed by Daughters of Reykjavík and Don’t You Know, performed by Amarosis. None of the performers had taken part in the competition before.
The sisters’ country-tinged Með hækkandi sól faced off against the Daughters of Reykjavík’s energetic performance of Turn This Around in a superfinal and was declared the winner.
They will represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Torino in May.