Iceland's 1999 Eurovision Song Contest representative Selma is seriously considering a participation in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Icelandic broadcaster RUV invited Selma to represent Iceland once again. Selma will make her final decision in the next few days.
“We have been approached and are looking into it,” explains Selma to the Icelandic paper Dagbladid. “but no song has been selected yet and no contracts have been signed. I'm not going to say more at this point because there are still too many 'ifs', but things should be finalised in the next few days.”
Icelandic broadcaster RUV confirms the plans. “No contracts have been signed yet,” says Jónatan Gardarsson from RUV, “but I think she's going. Selma will choose her own team and some songs are being looked into.” As esctoday.com earlier reported, RUV cancelled a national selection in favour of an internal selections. This however upset the Icelandic music industry and many Icelandic people.
Who'll write a song for Selma has not yet been decided. Thorvaldur Bjarni Thorvaldsson, composer of All out of luck, describes the situation as similar to 1999. Back then he had written about 20 songs before the right one All out of luck was created. Thorvaldsson will be helping Selma to pick out the right song and might be in charge of writing or producing her a song.
Selma Björnsdóttir saw for Iceland's top ranking in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1999 she finished second with the song All out of luck.