RÚV, the Icelandic national broadcaster, has revealed that Will Ferrell will appear on “Okkar 12 stig” tonight.
Will Ferrell will appear in Netflix’s Eurovision flim, in which he plays an Icelandic singer and which was partially filmed in Iceland. Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, Project Manager at RÚV, stated:
“It is a great honor for us that this world-famous actor takes the time to participate in this with us. He obviously loves Iceland and he says he enjoyed being here. He agreed almost immediately when we contacted him through Netflix. “
Rúnar Freyr says he does not want to give further details of what role Will will play in the episode tonight. “I just urge everyone to watch, this will be great. Although there will be no Eurovision competition this year, we urge everyone to get in the gear for the evening with the snack and dip and choose their favorite song. “
From this year’s 41 acts, 15 have been chosen for the final. These will be voted upon by the Icelandic public to find out which Eurovision 2020 entry would have received the nation’s 12 points in Rotterdam.
The finalists are:
- Denmark – Ben & Tan – Yes
- The Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy – Grow
- Germany – Ben Dolic – Violent Things
- Russia – Little Big – Uno
- Italy – Diodato – Fai rumore
- Azerbaijan – Efendi – Cleopatra
- Malta – Destiny Chukunyere – All of My Love
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears – Repondez-moi
- Romania – Roxen – Alcohol You
- United Kingdom – James Newman – My Last Breath
- Bulgaria – Victoria – Tears Getting Sober
- Sweden – The Mamas – Move
- Austria – Vincent Bueno – Alive
- Norway – Ulrikke – Attention
- Lithuania – The Roop – On Fire
“Okkar 12 stig” will be aired at 21:40 CEST tonight on RÚV.
Source: RÚV / Image Source: Jetss.com
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.