Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir, Iceland’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, was satisfied after the first rehearsal on stage is Moscow yesterday. She said in fact that it had gone “incredibly well.”
Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir. Copyright: RÚV. Downloaded from eurovision.tv.
“I like it here,” Jónsdóttir told Morgunbladid. “The Russians are obviously ambitious; everything is supposed to look very elegant. The sound was good, the stage is huge and there are around 100 people working on this.”
“Now we just have to practice and practice as much as we can. However, the next rehearsal isn’t scheduled until Thursday, but fortunately we came well prepared. There is also always some program, visits to historical sites and such,” Jónsdóttir added.
The singer answered questions from journalists at a press conference yesterday. “There were a lot of reporters at the conference and people were quite curious about Iceland,” Jónsdóttir said.
“People were wondering about the collapse and then I was asked how I felt about the mayor of Moscow canceling a Gay-Pride parade that was supposed to take place here. I declared my disapproval, saying that all individuals should have the same rights,” the singer concluded.
The Eurovision qualifying rounds take place on May 12 and 14 and the final on May 16. Jónsdóttir is scheduled to compete on May 12.
Click here to watch a video of the rehearsal on YouTube.