Iceland: RUV confirms participation in Eurovision 2020

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,558 views

RUV, the Icelandic national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Iceland will compete at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.

Thus Iceland joins the list of nations who so have confirmed their intention to partake at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Holland.

The Nordic nation will once again opt for its traditional national selection in order to determine its Eurovision entry and act for 2020.

Iceland in Eurovision

Iceland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and is yet to win the event. The country achieved its best results in the competition in 1999 (Selma) and 2009 ( Yohanna) when it placed 2nd in the Grand Final.

The Nordic nation has partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 32 times.

In 2019 Iceland selected Hatari to represent the nation at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with in Tel Aviv. Iceland sailed to the Grand Final with Hatari for the first time in five years, after staying out of the Grand Final for four consecutive years.

The Icelandic band placed 10th in the Grand Final in Israel with their entry Hatrið mun sigra.