Monday, November 17, 2008

Paul is back!

The fabulous Paul Oscar has 2 songs submitted to Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2009 The Icelandic selection for Eurovision!

As everyone knows Paul represented Iceland in 1997. He performed the song "Minn hinsti dans" ("My Final Dance"), which he co-wrote, backed by four women dressed in latex playing suggestively on a sofa behind him! Oh er!

Although the song only reached 20th place in a field of 25, the controversial presentation attracted wide attention, especially amongst gay audiences, and made him known internationally.

Having met Paul in La Scala at the preview party I must say he has a real star quality about him and was loving the great atmosphere of the night!

He was also involved in writing the English lyrics for 'This is my Life' the eurofan favourite sung by Euroband in Belgrade this year.

Other composers include Trausti Bjarnason he wrote 'Þer við hlið' in 2006 for Regina Osk who was beaten by the slighty demented Silvia Night!.

Örlygur Smári is the composer of the 2000 Icelandic participation 'Tell Me' as well as the 2008 entry. Hallgrímur Óskarsson composed the 2003 entry for Birgitta 'Open your heart'.

A stellar line up for a country that deserves the prize more than anyone (Malta and Portugal close behind!) Whether we will see the return of performers Euroband, Birgitta and Paul himself remains to be seen.

The Icelandic Final takes place on February 14th 2009! How romantic!

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