‘Unbroken’ performed by María Ólafsdóttir will be the song representing Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May. The song proved one of the two most popular at the Söngvakeppnin Eurovision final in Iceland —which was broadcast live on RÚV—on Saturday and ended up winning the so-called superfinal.
The song and lyrics were written by trio StopWaitGo, Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson and Sæþór Kristjánsson, who also entered the runner-up into the competition ‘Once Again,’ performed by Friðrik Dór Jónsson.
There were two rounds of voting in the Söngvakeppnin final. In the first round of voting, a jury panel and televoting, on a 50/50 basis determined the top two songs. These two entries advanced to the superfinal, where the winner was determined by televoting only.
This year, one of the biggest fans of Eurovision, Australia, will take part in the contest. “This year, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th anniversary. To give the anniversary celebrations an extra dimension … the EBU and host broadcaster ORF invited Australia to compete in the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest,” eurovision.tv writes.
Themed ‘Building Bridges,’ the contest will take place in Vienna, Austria, on May 19, 21 and 23.
Click here to watch the video of the performance of Iceland’s entry.