Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Runner-up: Iceland 2009
This was pretty much was the whole state of Iceland went through only a matter of months prior to the final in Moscow. The national banks imploded, taking more or less the whole state budget with them in their almost impressive fall, leaving the finances in a state of rubble and nothing.
"Is it true? Is it over?" probably came across to quite a few listeners as a pretty relevant question to ask at that very moment in time.
Yohanna gave a strong vocal performance - frosty and heated at the same time - and the big points came flying in from all over Europe. Apparently the europeans were not cross at Iceland for the economic shockwaves they created, or at least they wouldn't hold Yohanna personally responsible for it.
A deserved 2nd place?
I suppose it is. Frankly, I've never really seen the mass appeal of this one. It is nice but nothing really special, and after this most Icelandic entries have been nice rather than challenging or cutting edge. I miss Paul Oscar. And Silvia Night.
But rather Yohanna in second place than that Andrew Lloyd Webber ballad representing the UK.
Yohanna - Is It True? (Iceland 2009)