Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale from five to zero. At the end you’ll also get to cast your vote in the poll. If you would learn more about the panelists and to discuss the show, join us on our Forum HERE

Let’s have a look at the current scoreboard:

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Today the Panel is going to review the Icelandic entry, the first to be sung in their native language in over 15 years. Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson is going to represent the Island nation with the song “Ég á líf”. Let’s see what the panel has to say.

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5 Points

 Grandpa Waterman

I ought to take him as my fishing partner!
He sang brilliantly and in the native language of Icelandic!

 

 

King Valentino XVIII love this song. As a member of the special panel, I have had more than one chance to listen to it. It is the definition of a grower. It is a beautiful little song that evokes warm, fuzzy feelings inside of me. Eyþór has a lovely voice and hair almost as beautiful as mine. This song reminds me of coming together for new years celebrations with my family. Recently I been a really into Iceland music (apart from Bjork, she annoy me). They have a very niiiice Neo Classical composers over there. I wanna see the Northern Lights with this young man.

 

4 Points

 Robert

When I fist seen Eypor Gunnalaugsson, I had a feeling that it must be a wild hard-rocker who is going to break the stage with something metal. But I was totally surprised by a song he performed. His appearance and composition differ from each other very much. “Eg a lif” is a very calm and decent ballad, which will be valued by people. I just really want Eypor to make something with his style and everything will be good

 

Barb E DahlSo Iceland is and island…is it near a beach?? The melody is wonderful and I really like his voice. It probably isn’t the most original track out there but they say you don’t have to reinvent the wheel over and over again, especially since they come wit your car automatically.

 

 

Emma MagnusonThis is a basic ballad and could be called dated but I really like it. Icelandic language makes it stand out. It could be this year’s Kuula. And this man looks like he’s a knight from the Medieval Period, just imagine him with a knight costume riding a horse around a castle!

 

 

 

3 Points

 
Scotty Too HottyA beautiful, lyrical song from Iceland this year – what’s  new? No matter how pretty this entrant is, I just don’t know if it will stand up against some of the up tempo songs from the class of 2013. I have to sayt hough that the key changes are perfect for Eurovision so it may have a chance of qualifying if he can perform this song to his best ability. Not keen on the facial hair, has he grown it because it’s so cold in Iceland? Overall, a generally ‘nice’ song that some may find boring and use as a chance to grabanother drink – it will get the grannies vote!

 

Eau d'yre  LizzyLiz: Doesn’t the ballad from Iceland just make you happy, Eau? It’s like I’m back in the 80s, when I was fresh and young and in the spring of my life.
Eau: Well, if you like standard vanilla custard pudding, then I see why you like it, Liz.
Liz: I really enjoy it, especially the moment when he spreads his arms. It’s like he wants to embrace his audience.
Eau: It’s a piece of theatre that comes with every standard ballad Liz. And this is one of those. But one of the few things that… (to be continued)

Petronella PoetryThe song is quite an modern ballad, sung by a good singer. It really lays and linger. But I enjoy the song. The only problem might be that it feels a little long. But it is good. Could be something to vote for me, it certainly would.

 

 

 

2 Points

 

Alex ChandhokThis one surprised everyone when it won selection for Iceland. It’s the kind of song that slips under the radar. The studio version of this is rather uninspiring. It’s pleasant enough, but fails to light any fires. It’s a tame ballad. However, It takes on a different feeling live, as It’s blasted out with real feeling and the final 30 seconds are epic. There is no hype around Iceland this year, but I believe a place in the final is achievable with the right draw. It’s a very sincere song but lacks much impact.

 

Britni SpirsovicIf his hair was only as interesting as his song. His song is as flat as his hair! No locks of interest, no waves of emotion, only plain straight hair. I’ve been less bored in a Madonna concert than listening to this song and Madonna is crap.

 

 

1 Point

 Glittery S Bob

What can I say about Iceland? Boring … old … flat … I really don’t have anything special to say, maybe the fact that he has a pleasant voice, but this isn’t enough for me. Sorry, Ireland!

 

 

 

 

0 Points

Dark Master“Mama had a chicken, mama had a cow, dad was proud, he didn’t care how.” – That would have made this dreadful elegy more interesting. And after all it does resemble that cow song, so it would fit just fine. Now, why is Lucius Malfoy singing this? Is that his punishment for collaborating with the Dark Lord? With those looks, he surely won’t be selling this slow song to the audience. The ministry will hear about this, Lucius..

 

 

MorenikAAAAGH!! IT’S THOMAS G:SON’S SON!!! But he’s saying he wants to leave? Well that’s ok so. Any relative of G:Son is not welcome here, I accidentally fed Thomas some homemade baklava last year in Baku and now I cannot go within 5km of him or his family. Sorry G:Sonson, nul points for you!

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT SCORE: 36

 

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One Comment

  1. rajo

    April 8, 2013 at 17:59

    I don’t know what it is, but this song goes so deep under my skin. I think I should award my 12 points to it, although it doesn’t scream Winner at all. So, so beautiful, best Icelandic song ever. I hope it can surprise this year.

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