Monday, August 26, 2019

Iceland - Paper - Svala Björgvinsdóttir

Digital release image EP
15 - 60 pts in semi 1
Iceland was represented in Kyiv by Svala Björgvinsdóttir and her song Paper, written by Svala herself, Einar Egilsson, Lester Mendez and Lily.
The song was also recorded in Icelandic as Ég Veit Það (I know it) (as performed in the national semi).

You can find both versions on the digital album Söngvakeppnin 2017.

A digital EP includes all (4) versions.
Remixes have been released on April 25.
Listen at Svala's Youtube channel.

In March 2018 Svala released a new ballad version of Ég Veit Það (Icelandic), available through all digital sources.

In 2020 a live version of Paper was released with Stuðlabandið. Read more about that here at Eurocovers.

No physical release or promo has been issued.

2018 version DRI
Who is Svala?
Svala is from Eurovision stock, her father is popular Icelandic singer Björgvin "Bo" Haldorsson who represented Iceland in 1995 with the song Núna.(15th place).
Nice touch update: Bo 'did' the points for Iceland in the Kyiv final voting.

Svala started recording at the age of 7 (hey, it's Iceland, studio time is booked when the stick turns blue) and had her first hit two years later when she recorded a christmas song with her dad.
Her debut album The Real Me was released in 2001. Her most recent album is already 12 years old: Birds Of Freedom from 2005.
Svala is a member of the band Steed Lord.

Remixes DRI
RÚV released the 12 songs for the 2017 Söngvakeppnin (Icelands preselection) through most digital sources. All 12 songs feature in their English and Icelandic versions.
Go and have a listen (links below).
Tracklist below, it seems there's no physical release this year.
Karaoke versions of all songs/version have been released through spotify (streaming) and IcelandicMusic.Com (selling).

Paper - English version
- Kyiv 2CD
Ég Veit Það - Icelandic version
Paper - English karaoke
Ég Veit Það - Icelandic karaoke
- all digital releases
The official video has an extra bit of intro not on the released version.
Paper - Daði Freyr* remix
Paper - Edvard Egilsson remix
- remixes: digital releases
Ég Veit Það (2018 ballad version)
- digital release
Paper - Live with Stuðlabandið
- digital release 2020
* Daði Freyr ended 2nd in the Icelandic 2017 preselection.

2005 album Birds Of Freedom
Links and sources
Thanks to Frank.
Svala Björgvinsdóttir: Facebook
Söngvakeppnin Facebook
RÚV Eurovision pages, Here are the songs,
RÚV Youtube: Icelandic / English versions playlist.
The Icelandic entries of recent yesteryears: 20162015 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
Iceland's 2017 song is the 30th entry for the country.

Söngvakeppnin 2017 album tracklist
1. Ástfangin -  Linda Hartmanns
2. Bammbaramm -  Hildur
3. Ég Veit Það -  Svala Björgvinsdóttir
4. Heim Til Þín -  Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir
5. Hvað Með Það? -  Daði Freyr Pétursson
6. Mér Við Hlið -  Rúnar Eff
7. Nótt -  Aron Hannes
8. Skuggamynd -  Erna Mist Pétursdóttir
The album, Digital release image
9. Til Mín -  Rakel Pálsdóttir
10. Treystu Á Mig -  Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir
11. Þú Hefur Dáleitt Mig -  Aron Brink
12. Þú Og Ég -  Páll Rósinkranz
13. Obvious Love -  Linda Hartmanns
14. Bammbaramm (English) -  Hildur
15. Paper -  Svala Björgvinsdóttir
16. Get Back Home -  Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir
17. Is This Love? -  Daði Freyr Pétursson
18. Make Your Way Back Home -  Rúnar Eff
19. Tonight -  Aron Hannes
20. I'll Be Gone -  Erna Mist Pétursdóttir
21. Again -  Rakel Pálsdóttir
22. Trust In Me -  Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir
23. Hypnotised -  Aron Brink
24. You And I -  Páll Rósinkranz

1 comment:

  1. And Now "Söngvakeppnin 2017 album " is with karaoke version off all songs (Icelandic & Englsh versions). It is second edition of this album: