The only Nordic country without a massive history in Eurovision, they first entered in 1986 with ICY and finished 16th place with 'Gledibankinn' this 80's pop band featured Eirikur Hauksson- who represented Iceland in 2007. This showed the quailty this small country Iceland could offer to Eurovision- Since 1986 they have never -missed a heartbeat!
Johanna- proved they can win coming 2nd to Alexander Rybak in 2009- for sure 'Fairytale' became unbeatable. So to be runner up in 2009 this really was a victory in it's self. Joanna came back to the National Final however did not win witha new ballad 'Slow down' just as good as 'It's True'
For the past 3 years Iceland have qualified in the Eurovision final, not easy as it used to be for some of the nordic countries.
This year's 'Coming Home' is no different, what a terrific melody - a wonderful harmony and performance from Sjonni Friends I hope this tune gets a top 10 it deserves we will see?
Another face you may remember in Sjonni Friends is Gunnar Olason he was part of Two Tricky and sang 'Angel' for Iceland back in 2001- and finished 23th.