Many have been wondering why Eirikur Hauksson decided to take part in the Nordic Preview shows this year and publicly judge all the songs he will be competing against in Helsinki in just a few weeks. Esctoday.com has talked to Eirikur about his double role this year.
People who knows a bit about culture will know that the Icelandic are strong and not that easy to shake. They will also know that the Icelandic do what they want to do and doesn’t go with what others might be expecting. Eirikur Hauksson is no difference despite the fact that he has been living in Norway for many years. Esctoday.com asked Eirikur the obvious question why. What made him decide to play this double role and is he prepared for the reactions this might cause among the other competitors?
Eirikur Hauksson admits that he might be a bit crazy, but as he is pointing out then he is just being himself. In the interview he is explaining his reasons for doing these shows and he is making clear that he does have 100% respect for all his competitors despite that he might not personally like their songs.
Esctoday.com is also able to reveal a bit about what we can expect from his performance in Helsinki and then Eirikur has a very clear message to all of our readers: look at the competition with a twinkle in the eye.