Icelandic children will soon be able to play with Birgitta Haukdal. Birgitta, who represented Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, is the first Icelandic singer to be available as a doll.
“I got a phone call from a company that works for a local superstore and they asked me what I thought of the idea. At first I went like 'no way!' But after some thinking, I just thought it might be fun, nobody will be forcing people to buy it. If people show interest in it, that's fantastic and a great honour for me.” says Birgitta.
The doll will be released in two versions and Birgitta has made sure everything has been done properly. The dolls will be released in the same style as Bratz, with thick shoes and bigger heads. “I wanted the dolls to look as real as possible, and they came out well. They even have dimples!”
The Birgitta dolls are currently in production and have not been made public yet. “The youngest kids know about me but can't come to my concerts. This way they can be closer to me than before and it is also something nice for the fans.” Birgitta also revealed that she has received about 4 offers to release her biography but has turned them all down. “It's simply ridiculous to read a biography of a 25 year-old person.”
Birgitta opened the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with the song Open your heart.