- September 28, 2009
For sure not banned, if Azerbaijan could block numbers, interrogate voters and buy votes, if Russia could show a "dark screen" on TV when there was some LGBT moment and vote buying, then how could Iceland possibly be banned? The problem is that EBU has set rules which they didn't even follow themselves, hence creating a bad precedent. At most they will get a small symbolic fine, but that's all.Would Iceland be banned or punished by the EBU after the incident with Hatari in the final voting? :S
I think the problem didn't lie solely on Maria or the NF. Iceland is casually forgotten in the 2010s, even if they survived the semifinals in 3rd or 4th they will drift into the left side, even with a potential song -- also counting Finland, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, etc.idk the icelandic NF has been utter crap for such a while. they have actually lucked out to only have ari as a horrible entry since 2016 because it's been a mess since then. maria olafs really destroyed the country. i can only hope hatari has given its life back.