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Iceland

Representing Iceland is Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with the song ‘Ég Á Líf’.

Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson was born on May 29th 1989 in Dalvík, a small fishing town of approximately 1,400 inhabitants in northern Iceland. Coincidentally Dalvík is also the birthplace of two previous Icelandic Eurovision entrants Friðrik Ómar of Euroband (2008), and Matthías Matthíasson of Sjonni‘s Friends (2011).

My musical influences are Elvis, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie
Eyþór

Music was a major part of Eyþór Ingi’s childhood; he used to sing Elvis Presley songs while still in kindergarten and  at the age of fifteen, he won a part in the Icelandic version of the musical Oliver!, one of the most successful theatrical works ever staged in Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland.

Eyþór Ingi won the College Song Contest in the spring of 2007 and was selected to compete as a contestant in TV talent show Bandið hans Bubba. After winning the show in early 2008 he began working as a professional singer, musician and sound technician.

In 2011 Eyþór Ingi was nominated as best singer in the Gríman Theatrical Awards for his role as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The following year he played Berger in the musical Hair. He also featured in the cast of Les Misérables as law student Marius Pontmercy at the National Theatre of Iceland, in 2011-2012.

Clips

Eythor Ingi (Iceland): 'Ég Á Líf'

Composers: Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Gudmundsson