Iceland: Sjonni's Friends cover 1980 winning entry

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This year's Icelandic hopefuls Sjonni's Friends have recorded a version of Johnny Logan's 1980 winning song What's Another Year. The group recorded the song ahead of their competition in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Iceland's Eurovision Song Contest entrants used modern technology and managed to record the song in a hotel room in Dusseldorf. The song was recorded yesterday in between preparations for the first semi-final. A video of the recording will be made available soon.

The band will compete with the song Coming home which is a mid-tempo guitar pop song. The band Sjonni's Friends was spontaneously formed when Sigurjón Brink, one of the contestants in the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, died at the age of only 36. Six of his closest friends then decided to perform his song and won the right to represent Iceland in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Listen to their cover version of What’s Another Year

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