For the first time since 1997, the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest will be performed in the national language. The final version of the song along with the official music video will premiere soon.
Even if one of the rules of the Icelandic national selection says that all the competing songs must be performed in the Icelandic language, all the winning songs of Söngvakeppnin were translated into English for the international audience of the Eurovision Song Contest.
This year, Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson will perform his song Ég á líf in Icelandic, becoming the first ever representative of Iceland to perform the Eurovision entry in the country’s national language after 1997.
You can watch the official music video below:[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u25TQm2udTM[/tube]
Iceland will compete in the first half of the semi-final 2 of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.