Jóhanna Guðrún, better known in the Euroverse as Yohanna, has released a new song today. And it‘s not just any song; it‘s an Icelandic version of Denmark‘s 1993 entry „Under stjernene på himlen“.

The lyrics to „Undir stjörnubjörtum himni“, which is a tanslation of the Danish original, are written by Jóhanna‘s mother, Margrét Steindórsdóttir. The song is dedicated to Jóhanna‘s now 8 month old daughter, Margrét Lilja. The song was premiered during Margrét Lilja‘s christening, and today it was released to the rest of the world.

Jóhanna represented Iceland in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with her song „Is It True“, finishing second, behind the unbeatable Alexander Rybak and his „Fairytale“. This is Iceland‘s best result in the contest.

„Under stjernene på himlen“ was performed by Tommy Seeback, placing 22nd.

I'm Norwegian, presently living in Iceland. My mom loves Eurovision, and always let me stay up to watch the contest since before I can remember, so I'm "second generation Eurovision lunatic". My musical god is David Bowie, so I'm obviously not into the stereotypical Eurovision songs. I prefer the rocky/bluesy/jazzy/ethnic songs over schlager and mainstream ballads, though I occasionally surprise myself (and others)... I HATE canned drums and "Cvet Z juga". Photo © Tobias König

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