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Greta Salóme represents Iceland for the second time in Eurovision 2016; Iceland celebrates 30 years participation
Icelandic singer / songwriter and violinist, Greta Salóme will represent Iceland for the second time in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with her song "Hear Them Calling". The Iceland Eurovision Grand Prix was held in three parts last February, two semi-finals and a final.
Greta performed the song in Icelandic in the first semi-final of the Iceland Grand Prix, where it was named "Raddirnar". She then released and performed the English version in the final. This year Greta had two songs for the competition, "Hear them Calling", and "Á ný", performed by Greta's childhood friend Elísabet Ormslev.
Since her last Eurovision adventure, Greta has been performing all over the world, and in 2014 she signed a contract with Disney Enterprises. The summer of 2014 she performed on Disney cruises between Florida and the Bahamas. She returned to Disney in 2015 and has been a regular performer on the Disney cruise ships, The Disney Dream and The Disney Magic, where she had her own show, "Ice! Fire! Strings", performing her own compositions as well as world famous Disney songs. In June, Greta Salóme will return to Disney for the summer cruises.
Click to watch Greta's performance of "Learn me right" from Brave
As most Eurovision fans know, Greta participated for Iceland in Baku, Azerbaijan 2012. There she also performed her own song, "Never Forget", a duet with Icelandic singer Jónsi (Eurovision 2005).
This year's contest was grander than ever in celebration of Iceland's 30 years in the Eurovision Song Contest. Six songs competed and the winning song was selected via televoting after a duel between the top two songs. The show included performances by Swedish 2012 winner, Loreen, and the Belgian 1986 winner, Sandra Kim, as well as a special performance by Pálmi Gunnarsson and Helga Möller, 2/3 of the ICY trio that performed Iceland's first entry, Gleðibankinn, on the Eurovision stage in Bergen, Norway in 1986.
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