The song “Hatrið mun sigra” (“Hate Will Prevail”) by the band Hatari (‘Hater’) will be Iceland’s entry in this year’s Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv in May, RÚV reports.
The song won against four other potential competitors at Iceland’s Eurovision selection finals, which took place at Laugardalshöll Sports Centre on Saturday night. It triumphed against “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” (‘What If I Can’t Be Loved?’) by Friðrik Ómar, “Fighting for Love,” by Tara Mobee, “Moving On,” by Hera Björk, and “Mama Said,” by Kristina Skoubo.
Hatari said that they accepted the honor of being Iceland’s Eurovision champions with “apprehensive respect,” and remarked that their win brought them “one step closer to taking down capitalism.”
“Thank you for the faith you’ve shown in us,” the band continued. “We’ll see to this task with conscientiousness and courage and forefront issues that matter.”