It’s just 8 days till the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy! Connor speaks to Icelandic representative Systur after their first rehearsals in Turin. He asks which other ESC2022 song they would like to sing, their plans after Eurovision and why they really want to kept their song in Icelandic. Check out our interview in the video below!

About Systur

Sigga, Beta and Elín are a band of sisters who have been singing together for as long as they can remember. The girls previously assembled a group named after their beloved grandmother, Sísí Ey; scoring a huge hit in Iceland with the song, Ain’t Got Nobody.

Their father, Eythor, was a member of the legendary jazz-funk band, Mezzoforte, who scored a UK number 17 hit in 1983 with the song Garden Party. Their mother, Ellen, is also a singer, and their brother (also named Eythor) will join them on stage playing drums.

The three siblings believe strongly in the healing power of music and spend much of their time supporting those who are marginalised in society. In recent years, they have focused their activism on trans children’s rights, and are deeply involved with the local community.

They says about their song: ”The message is that there is hope. In Iceland we have darkness and long winters; then, with the rising sun, there’s hope of better days and a brighter future. You can translate it into whatever bad situation you face – you have to remember that there is hope and there is light. It’s very poetic..”

Sigga, Beta, and Elín won Söngvakeppnin this year and received the ticket to fly the Icelandic flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. They will be performing 14th in the 1st Semi-Final on the 10th of May in Turin, Italy.

What do #YOU think of Systur and their song “Með Hækkandi Sól?” Let us know in the comments, on social media or on our forum HERE. Alternatively, join the discussion on our Discord HERE

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