Iceland: María Ólafsdóttir to Vienna!

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The Icelandic final for the Eurovision Song Contest, Söngvakeppnin has just come to an end. María Ólafsdóttir with the song Unbroken (Lítil Skref) has been chosen to fly the Icelandic flag in Vienna at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner was chosen following two rounds of voting. The first round saw a combination of jury and televoting to decide the top 2 songs from the 7 that competed in tonight’s final. In round 2, the winner was chosen by 100% televoting.

María will sing Unbroken (Lítil Skref), here is her performance of the song last week in Icelandic.

And here is the audio version of this years Icelandic entry

Get to know the 2015 Icelandic representative

María is 21 years old and her Eurovision entry is written by the Reykjavik based StopWaitGo team of Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson and Sæþór Kristjánsson.

The StopWaitGo team composed last year’s Söngvakeppnin entry Dönsum burtu blús by Sverrir Bergmann, which achieved a semi-final placing in a competition won by Pollapönk’s No prejudice.

The team is also behind Í Síðasta Skipti , which Friðrik Dór is hoping will secure him the golden ticket to Vienna 2015.

The talented Maria, who has years of musical theatre experience as well as previous collaborations with StopWaitGo, will be making her Söngvakeppnin debut.

Iceland will compete in the 2nd half of the 2nd semi-final on 21st May 2015.

Stay tuned to to follow María as she prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna!