Bo Halldórsson the father of Svala this years Icelandic entrant is to reveal the results of the Icelandic jury at the final of Eurovision 2017.
It has been revealed at the Icelandic press conference today that Bo Halldórsson who represented Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 will be this years Icelandic spokesperson. Bo Halldórsson is the father of this years Icelandic singer Svala who will be performing the song “Paper” in the first semi final on Tuesday night.
Bo Halldórsson performed the song “Núna” at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland at the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest. He went on to finish 15th overall scoring a total of 31 points, including 8 points from Denmark. Bo is the first former participant from Iceland to reveal the results of the Icelandic vote since Yohanna who announce the Icelandic points in 2010.
Svala will be representing Iceland at this years Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Paper”. She has had an impressive career so far that has seen her travel the world since she broke through into the music world in the mid 90s.
From the start of her career she quickly established herself as one of the most in demand singers in Iceland and in 2001 released her debut album “The Real Me”. In recent years she has been a judge on the Voice of Iceland, the show in recent years has launched a number of artists who are competing in this years Icelandic selection.
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Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and has participated annually every year since. The contest is incredibly popular in Iceland, regularly being one of the most watched programmes of the year. Iceland has yet to win the contest, but has finished 2nd twice in the contest. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points. In 2009, Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”, scoring 218 points; this however was still 169 points behind the winners Norway.