The second qualifying round of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Liverpool yesterday. Diljá Pétursdóttir, Iceland’s representative at this year’s song contest, did not advance to this year’s finals.
“It’s been an absolute blast”
The second semi-final night of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Liverpool last night. Ten entries advanced to the final. Diljá’s performance received favourable reviews from Icelanders, although she did not advance to the finals, which will take place on Saturday night.
Diljá spoke to Eurovision commentator Sigurður Gunnarsson for the National Broadcaster (RÚV) following her performance. Despite failing to qualify, she was pleased with her performance: “It went amazingly well.”
Diljá characterised the past two days as memorable, adding that she had made “plenty of friends.” Diljá also noted that she was “going to sleep for eighteen hours,” after which, she planned on going to the gym – as she was looking forward to returning to her routine.
“We’ll be in the audience on Saturday to support our friends.” She concluded the interview by extending special thanks to her supporters in Iceland. “It’s been an absolute blast.”