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Iceland’s Eurovision Contestant Studies Crisis

The performer of Iceland’s contribution to the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir has been enrolled in a course on the collapse of Iceland’s economy to prepare for questions from journalists in Moscow, the location of this year’s song contest.

“Iceland isn’t the most popular nation in the world right now and Jóhanna will doubtlessly have to answer difficult questions in press conferences in Moscow,” María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Jónsdóttir’s agent and the spokesperson for Iceland’s Eurovision team, told Fréttabladid.

Sverrisdóttir explained that the course will cover facts about the economic collapse in an objective manner and is not aimed towards forming Jónsdóttir’s opinions on the matter. The purpose is simply to enable her to become an informed representative of Iceland.

It has not been decided who will teach the course.

The ballad “Is it True?” by Óskar Páll Sveinsson performed by Jónsdóttir received the highest number of votes in the Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest last month.

Click here to read more about “Is it True?”

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