2000 and Whatever – Iceland

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Eiríkur Hauksson – Valentine Lost | 13th place, 77 points (Semi-Final)

Surprising choice for a non-qualifier, though that was in the ‘monster’-semi final of 2007, that made way for the two semi-final system as we know it today. A powerful rock ballad, that would have been a decent finalist in the grand final, in my opinion. Strong and convincing vocals, matching the appearance of the lead singer. Some of the backings looked more like actors, playing to be true rockers. I like rock music, so this has a plus on my list. But obviously it’s not the best in its genre.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra | 10th place, 232 points (Final)

Oh wow, Iceland did good this year. What an incredible mix of choral elements to punk heavy metal. Iconic on so many levels and just art – whether you liked it or not. Definitely one of my favs from Iceland, great to see different types of music enter Eurovision – and do well!

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Iceland below: