Iceland: Sigurjón’s Friends – Aftur Heim
Eurovision wins: 0
Number of appearances: 23
Best result: 2. (1999, 2009)
Worst result: Last (1989,2001)
Best voting buddy: Sweden
2011 Entry: Sigurjón’s Friends – Aftur Heim
Semi-final: Will compete in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. See in which Heat Iceland will compete in “The Eurovision Knockout 2011“
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The song “Aftur heim” was written by Sigurjón Brink, who passed away shortly before the competition started. At the request of his family, the song remained in the competition and was be performed by some of Sigurjón’s Friends. The tribute band consists of Hreimur Örn Heimisson, Gunnar Ólason, Benedikt Brynleifsson, Vignir Snær Vigfússon, Matthías Matthíasson and Pálmi Sigurhjartarson. Brink died aged 36, from a heart attack and leaves behind a wife and 4 children. His widow accepted the prize on his behalf.
This is their performance in the Icelandic national final:
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