Friday, May 11, 2012
COUNTDOWN TO EUROVISION : Iceland
GRÉTA SALÓME & JÓNSI : Never Forget
You know, for a fleeting moment there, we thought perhaps that the "Jónsi" that appeared on this track was the lead singer of Sigur Ros "Jónsi" who's also an Icelandic native. Turns out that's not the case and this Jónsi is one of the most popular solo singers in the country. It's not the first time he's represented Iceland at Eurovision either - having previously competed in 2004. Performing in the duet 'Never Forget' alongside him will be the song's writer - 25 year old Gréta Salóme. Turns out that Gréta's quite the violin player too...
It's quite dramatic - with plenty of sweeping strings and acrobatic vocals that are set against a backdrop that'll do nothing to help you feel warmer as winter's cold approaches. We're liking that the singers' voices complement each other beautifully and a little flash of the Northern Lights at the end of the clip. Hope you're wearing your thermals...
Posted by auspOp at Friday, May 11, 2012