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Icelandic song violates rules Eurovision organizers say

Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest have issued a formal complaint over the use of vulgar language in the video of an Icelandic song. In the video, Icelandic contestant Sylvía Nótt sings, “The vote is in, I’ll f***ing win” whereas in the lyrics that were formally sent to the contest organizers the same line read, “The vote is in, they say I’ll win.” If Sylvía sings the expletive on stage, Iceland will immediately be disqualified from the competition, the Morgunblaðið online edition reports.

“This is just another attempt to push me out of the contest,” Sylvia said yesterday when asked whether she intended to use the profanity. “Everyone knows I’m going to win so they’re trying to disqualify me with this sort of bull****. This is like the Nobel Prize in music and I could understand it if I were howling something incomprehensible like Björk, but I’m just using a word that is popular and cool.”

Meanwhile an RÚV spokesman said that Sylvía had signed an agreement to follow the rules of the contest, and he expected her to honor that agreement.

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