Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2022 – Part 18 – Iceland

Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól

This is the sound I suspect Estonian STEFAN was going for, but done properly.

There’s a real ‘Calm after the storm’ vibe about this gentle, unassuming reading. It’s being performed in Icelandic – and good for them – but I can’t help think in English, this would be a true contender.

Musically, it stands out as different from the sad girls and boys lining up to put a downer on Europe’s Saturday night, and the trio have huge stage presence – not to mention Sigga, Beta and Elín sing like angels. For me, there’s a Sean Colvin feel going on – and that’s no bad thing.

There’s nothing in the way of pretension  here – you could easily imagine the sisters would shun any limelight nonsense and spend their Eurovision money on a new greenhouse and a canteen of cutlery.

Mo’s Score.  10 Points

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