Birgitta Haukdal, the Icelandic contestant at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, has been keeping herself busy while her band Írafár took a short break. Birgitta announced her plans to release a children's record in Iceland before christmas.
“My band Írafár has been on a short break the last few weeks, and will stay that way well into the winter, so I've given myself time to work on this record – something I've wanted to do for a long time”, Birgitta tells Icelandic newspaper, Morgunbladid. “I think it's something that will be great to have when you have kids yourself, and also for your grandchildren when you get older.”
According to Birgitta, the songs on the record will come from all over, both from Iceland and abroad. Some of the songs are ones she has good memories of as a kid herself. Others include a Disney hit, a song from an Icelandic children's play and one lullaby, to which Birgitta wrote the lyrics herself. The record will be produced by Birgitta herself and she describes is as a very personal project. “I won't release it until I'm 150% happy about it.”
Birgitta opened the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with the song Open your heart and reached the 8th place, tied with Beth from Spain.