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XTRA DECIDES: 🇮🇸 Katla – Þaðan af (Then Again)

XTRA Decides continues this Eurovision 2022 season. In this feature the team here at ESCXTRA rank the national final songs, giving our choice of the winner. We are ranking the songs using the Eurovision style 12-1 scoring system. We’ve now chosen Katla with “Þaðan af (Then Again) as our winner of Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin.

Our Scores

1Katla – Þaðan af / Then Again1085
2Reykjavikurdaetur – Tökum af stað / Turn This Around902
3Sigga, Beta og Elín – Með hækkandi sól882
4Stefán Óli – Ljósið / All I Know811
5Amarosis – Don’t You Know630


Costa (12pts)

I have to be honest, I wasn’t really grabbed by neither “Þaðan af”, nor “Then Again” when I first listened to the playlist. However, once I watched the live version, I was instantly hooked by Katla’s commanding stage presence, the chic styling and the crystal-clear vocal. I’m so thrilled that Katla has opted to keep it in Icelandic for the final, it’s such a gorgeous language, which has been absent since 2019 at the contest.

Sami (12pts)

I do prefer the English version of the song, but I am very happy if we get Icelandic back in the contest. Katla’s way to perform this song is so captivating and this song is somehow very Icelandic and I am always happy when country bring their own culture to the contest one way or another. This would make a great entry for the country and I am sure this would qualify to the final.

Xtra Decides so far…

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