Regína Ósk: “It’s a beautiful song about life.” [Interview]

Two weeks before the first Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins semifinal, catches up with one of the most well known participants in this year’s Icelandic national final. She already represented her country in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest as part of Euroband, tried her luck solo in 2012 and now she is back: Regína Ósk! Hey Regína! Thanks for doing this interview. How are you preparing for Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2015?
Regína: I have of course been prucing the song and recording it. Then I am working on the performance, how to stage it and of course finding the right dress to were!
X: Who are your musical idols?
R: My musical Idols are e.g. Stevie Wonder, Karen Carpenter, George Michael, Alicia Keys and I can go on and on….
X: You’ve been to Eurovision before, in 2008. How do you look back on that adventure?
R: I look back with a smile on my face 🙂 It was wonderful from A-Z.
X: You also tried to represent Iceland in 2012 with Hjartað Brennur. How was that experience for you?
R: It is always fun to participate. It´s one of the  biggest TV shows here in Iceland  and it´s a  a great chance to promote new song.
X: Why did you decide to apply for Söngvakeppnin 2015?
R: It was not on my plan to do this 🙂 But I liked the song and how it made me feel.
X: What can you tell us about your song Aldrei Of Seint?
R: It´s a beautiful song about life. I’m singing about how we need to stop sometimes and just be and enjoy life.
X: What’s your favourite place in Iceland?
R: I always love to visit Akureyri.
X: Do you still watch Eurovision every year?
R: Of course!
X: Do you have an all time favourite Eurovision song?
R: I have many favorites, but my all time favourite is “Non ho l’età“.
X: Finally, do you have a message for the readers of
R: Just enjoy the times ahead with all the semi finals across Europe and I hope you will tune in to watch my performance and all the others! would like to thank Regína for her time to do this interview with us and we’d like to wish her the best of luck with the upcoming Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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