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Daníél Óliver

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Daníél Óliver

Daníel Óliver first appeared at the Icelandic selection show Songvakeppnin in 2015 in the group Cadem. Their song “Fly” eventually finished the contest in sixth place.

Later in 2019, Daníel returned to the contest as a solo artist with the song “Samt Ekki”, sadly this time he didn’t manage to advance to the final of the selection show.

Prior to his appearances at Songvakeppnin, Daníel entered Icelandic Idol and also has a following in Sweden where he has also lived. His most recent single “Grinding Money” was released in September 2019.

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

Iceland at 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.

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