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Iceland Eurovision rocker popular in Helsinki

By Iceland Review

Eiríkur Hauksson, Iceland’s representative in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Finland on May 10 and 12, received a lot of media attention in a “Welcome Party” in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki yesterday.

“I can handle it,” the rocker told Fréttabladid. “I can drink all night, smoke one pack of cigarettes a day and sing during the day. That is no problem.”

“All this attention must be positive, of course, but it can also be a bit tiresome,” commented Helga Steimgrímsdóttir, Hauksson’s wife who accompanied her husband to Helsinki.

Hauksson performs Iceland’s contribution “Valentine Lost” (“Ég les í lófa thínum”) in the Eurovision semi-finals on Thursday and experts believe he has a good chance of making it to the finals on Saturday.

Click here to read more about Eiríkur Hauksson and Eurovision.

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