Another guest has been added to the line-up of Saara Aalto’s show Eurovision Wonderland Live.
With just a week to go until the show, Ari Ólafsson has been added to the line-up of special guests at the Eurovision Wonderland Live show. Ari will represent Iceland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with his song “Our Choice”.
The other special guests were announced last week. They are X Factor winner Matt Terry, and Irish Eurovision entry Ryan O’Shaughnessy. The show will take place at Under the Bridge in London. Saara has mentioned that she will be performing songs from her album, as well as “lots of Eurovision surprises”. Tickets have gone on sale, and are available to purchase here.
1 week to go until my live show in London! I have another special guest added to the bill..please welcome @ALafsson who is joining @Ryan_Acoustic & @MattTerry93 plus support from @_96onedream VIP sold out ???? Get your tickets NOW: https://t.co/BaPs5Kj1iu pic.twitter.com/zlKZwOZqL6
— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) 18 April 2018
Ari is no stranger to competitions and shows, as he took part in The Voice of Iceland in 2015 and also participated in Songvakeppnin last year as a backing singer. The singer was selected to represent Iceland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after he won Songvakeppnin with “Our Choice”.
Source: Saara Aalto
Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and, aside from 2 years of relegation in 1998 and 2002, has participated 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 in 2nd on two occasions. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points, and in 2009 Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”. She scored 218 points, yet still finished 169 points behind the runaway winner Norway.