|Digital release image EP|
Iceland was represented in Kyiv by Svala Björgvinsdóttir and her song Paper, written by Svala herself, Einar Egilsson, Lester Mendez and Lily.
The song was also recorded in Icelandic as Ég Veit Það (I know it) (as performed in the national semi).
You can find both versions on the digital album Söngvakeppnin 2017.
A digital EP includes all (4) versions.
Remixes have been released on April 25.
Listen at Svala's Youtube channel.
No physical release or promo has been issued.
Svala is from Eurovision stock, her father is popular Icelandic singer Björgvin "Bo" Haldorsson who represented Iceland in 1995 with the song Núna.(15th place).
Nice touch update: Bo 'did' the points for Iceland in the Kyiv final voting.
Svala started recording at the age of 7 (hey, it's Iceland, studio time is booked when the stick turns blue) and had her first hit two years later when she recorded a christmas song with her dad.
Her debut album The Real Me was released in 2001. Her most recent album is already 12 years old: Birds Of Freedom from 2005.
Svala is a member of the band Steed Lord.
Go and have a listen (links below).
Tracklist below, it seems there's no physical release this year.
Karaoke versions of all songs/version have been released through spotify (streaming) and IcelandicMusic.Com (selling).
Paper - English version
- Kyiv 2CD
Ég Veit Það - Icelandic version
Paper - English karaoke
Ég Veit Það - Icelandic karaoke
- all digital releases
The official video has an extra bit of intro not on the released version.
Paper - Daði Freyr* remix
Paper - Edvard Egilsson remix
- remixes: digital releases
* Daði Freyr ended 2nd in the Icelandic 2017 preselection.
|2005 album Birds Of Freedom|
Thanks to Frank.
Svala Björgvinsdóttir: Facebook
RÚV Eurovision pages, Here are the songs,
RÚV Youtube: Icelandic / English versions playlist.
The Icelandic entries of recent yesteryears: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
Iceland's 2017 song is the 30th entry for the country.
Söngvakeppnin 2017 album tracklist
1. Ástfangin - Linda Hartmanns