This afternoon I had the chance to chance to talk to Ásdís María Viðarsdótti, who is taking part in the first semi final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2014. Here is what Ásdís had to say:
I’d like to say congratulations to start with for being selected to take part in the Icelandic selection, how does it feel?
This has been a lot of fun so far and i think it’s only going to get better!
Your song is called “Amor”, what was it that made you submit the song into the selection process?
I didn’t really come into the song until about five days before Haukur, the writer sent it in. He is a huge Eurovision fan this is sort of a dream come true for him.
A lot of Eurovision fans, have a soft spot for Iceland in the contest, what is your favourite Eurovision entry from Iceland?
I loved Selma in 1998, but everybody here did! But I remember loving Tell Me!
In the Icelandic selection process all of the songs have to be performed in Icelandic, do you think that’s a good idea or would you prefer to be able to perform in whatever language you’d like?
I think it completely depends on the song. I most often think that with Icelandic songs that are written in Icelandic, that they should stay that way but I’m no expert! But I think that if the performance is good enough, people from all around the world should understand what you’re trying to say.
This question was sent in by one of our readers, what is the weirdest thing that you have ever done?
I do weird things all day every day. My life is weird. I’m not sure! This past week I have been ending conversations by shouting ,,Thank you Europe” as a joke. But I don’t know.This particular reader should just come to Iceland and we can spend the day together. Then he’ll see!
What can we expect from your performance on Saturday?
I think performing on stage is about being different from your everyday life and also trying to connect with people. I am completely alone on stage i hope that I’m enough! There is fringe and Indian makeup but no props or dancers!
Good luck and do you have a message for the readers of Eurovoix.com?
Just thank you so much for your interest and kindness!
You can listen to Ásdís’ song “Amor” on the RUV website by clicking here. The first semi final kicks off on Saturday from 20:40 CET.