Last Saturday, at the LaugardalshÃ¶llin, in Reykjavik, BjÃ¶rgvin HalldÃ³rsson (Eurovision Song Contest 1995) gave two sets of his 2009 Christmas concert, entitled JÃ³lagestir BjÃ¶rgvins, with many guests on stage, including Paul Oscar (Eurovision Song Contest 1998).
Besides the "more than 900 songs" he recorded along his 35-years career, Björgvin Halldórsson is what we can call a X-Mas specialist in Iceland. Back in 2007, he arranged three Christmas concerts, all sold out, with a grandtotal of 9,000 people attending the first editions of Jólagestir Björgvins. Among his guests, eurofans can notice famous names, like Sigridur Beinteinsdóttir (Sigga – Eurovision 1990, 1992 and 1994), Stefán Hilmarsson (Eurovision 1988 and 1991), Eyjolfur Kristjansson (Eyfi – Eurovision 1991).
Same event took place in 2008, with a CD and a DVD released afterwards (click here to see the tracklist) . Duets with Paul Oscar, Sigga, Stefán Hilmarsson, Eyjolfur Kristjansson can be found on the record, as well as an Icelandic version of John Lennon’s classic, Happy X-Mas (War is over) by Daniel (Eurovision 1989).
Below you can watch some videos connected to this Icelandic Christmas event:
Jólagestir Björgvins 2009 – TV advertisement
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas:
More on Bo’s Christmas connection can be found on his YouTube channel .
Björgvin (Bo) Halldórsson took part in many national selections in the 1980’s and the 1990’s, and was chosen to represent his country – internally – in 1995, with the song Núna (now), which placed 15th in Dublin.