Iceland: Sigurjón’s Friends – Aftur Heim

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Eurovision wins: 0

Number of appearances: 23

Debut: 1986

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 Artist:

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.


The Video:

This is their performance in the Icelandic national final:


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6 thoughts on “Iceland: Sigurjón’s Friends – Aftur Heim

  1. This one’s growing on me – assuming it makes it to the final, the second hearing could make it a big fav in Dusseldorf (especially if voters know the back story)…

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