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Silvía Night fails in bid for Eurovision Song Contest finals

Icelandic pop culture phenom Silvía Nótt – or Silvía Night, if you prefer – failed to make it through to the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Athens last night. Silvía, a character played by actress Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir who represented Iceland in the contest, was nothing if not controversial, swearing onstage during rehearsals, shouting derogatory comments at Greek stagehands and generally exhibiting excessive diva-like behavior. While she had numerous supporters, many failed to catch the joke, and at the start of her number Silvía was greeted with booing and cheering in equal measure. Interviewed on the ten o’clock news by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, Silvía delivered possibly her best performance yet, appearing with large sunglasses and mascara-streaked cheeks and bemoaning the fact that she was misunderstood in Europe. According to today’s Fréttabladid, Silvía responded when asked what her next steps were: “I’m going to go somewhere else, where there are people with a brain. I’m going to go to America where I have lots of famous friends and where I’m going to make a new Silvía Night record.”

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