Yes, it was not a success when Selma came back after her second place to better herself in 2005. She missed the semi final and perhaps she missed a tiny bit of her Eurovision glory somehow.
Maybe Yohanna is better off not winning after all.
And it is a heart warming thing that the song penned by the late Sigurjón "Sjonni" Brink won in the end. A sweet song, performed by some of his best friends.
Sjonni's Friends - Aftur heim (Iceland 2011)
I usually think it is a good thing to select your national entry more according to what your heart is telling you rather than what you think might be a hit internationally. I would be very surprised if "After heim" would result in Iceland's first victory.
I just hope that Iceland selected the song because they love it and not because of the recent events and the untimely death of the composer. I also hope that the Icelandic delegation will play down the background story as much as only possible come Düsseldorf.
What is a sweet tribute could very easily turn into a morbid and disgusting gimmick. I trust the good judgement of RUV that they won't allow that to happen.