The English song “Unbroken” is a kind of power ballad. The song is about a break-up of a lovely romance, one has to be strong and it will let get down by this. The most important point for María is that everybody understand her message. María’s strong and eclectic voice will stand out in this composition.
Like every year the Icelandic broadcaster RUV is organizing a great national final with several Semi Finals which is called “Söngvakeppnin”. This is event is always enjoying a very high public interest. The fulminous winner, who has received the highest votes from the televoters and jury is María Ólafsdóttir with the song “Unbroken” – or “Litil Skref” in Icelandic. The composers Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, Sæþór Kristjánsson also known as StopWaitGo team have already had some Söngvakeppnin experiences from previous years.
The 21 years old singer was born in Reykjavik in 1993. Since she can remember she is singing and in the age of 5 María has started with dancing. Her big idols were Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood. She is acting in musicals such as “The Sound Of Music” and “The Michael Jackson Show”. With her musical theatre experience she got in contact with the StopWaitGo team.
The English song “Unbroken” is a kind of power ballad. The song is about a break-up of a lovely romance, one has to be strong and it will let get down by this. The most important point for María is that everybody understand her message. María’s strong and eclectic voice will stand out in this composition. She has a good stage performance so it can be described as a solid and powerful Icelandic entry with good chances for the Grand Final. In the Icelandic final María has performed her song barefoot. Maybe this can be seen as a good omen, as Sandy Shaw once sang in barefoot and won the ESC in 1966.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.