Hatari does not really want hatred to prevail

Hatari 2 Iceland Eurovision 2019
Iceland first rehearsal 2019 Photo by: Thomas Hanses

The Icelandic Eurovision act Hatari has talked to ESCDaily about their song ‘Hatrid mud sigra’. They spoke about whether they really want hatred to prevail. However, the answer is: No, they don’t!

The members of Hatari are clear about it. At the press conference after their first Eurovision rehearsal on behalf of Iceland in Tel Aviv, they respond to questions from ESCDaily:

“Our song is a dystopia in our opinion. A reflection on powerlessness and hopelessness. If we forget love, forget to unite, then hate will prevail.”

When the presenter asked follow-up questions, the band members also admitted that their performance is an act. “This is not the real us. We are an act on stage, but at home, we are sweet people. I have a son who is 1.5 years old,” says one of the lead singers. The other one responds with a very funny answer!

Watch the Icelandic Eurovision press conference:

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