How do you follow-up the disaster of Sylvia Night? Glam Rock!
The walking hangover that is Sylvia Night has just started to die off, and what better way to cure it for good than some screaming rock?
As Eiríkur Hauksson took the stage for his third chance at Eurovision stardom (he was Iceland’s first entrant in 1986 and sang for Norway in 1991), Icelanders issued a collective pitiful groan. Competing against slick Beckham family look-a-likes, he came over as a washed-up headbanger trying to push a few dusty albums off the shelves.
In the four minutes that followed, however, his powerful delivery of “Valentine Lost” stirred the nation, and he easily earned his way to Helsinki.
So, who is this 80′s Ambassador?
- At age 15 he chose rock over pursuing a career as a professional footballer. Some say it was because of his penchant for leather underwear.
- He gained fame in Iceland in the 80′s with a series of pop hits, then moved to Norway to completely escape adoring fans.
- Past bands include Start, Drýsill, Icy, Artch, Just 4 Fun, and Wig Wam. You’re not alone, we’ve never heard of them either.
So why not stroke our Napoleon complex and cast your vote for little old Iceland? Come on, who are you going to support, Belarus?
(Editor’s note: Apparently you were going to support Belarus. Ok, remember that stuff you just read? Well, yeah, you can go ahead and forget it.)