Islande 1996

Iceland was represented by Anna Mjöll, with the song « Sjúbídú« , at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 May in Oslo. As in 1995, the song was chosen internally by Icelandic broadcaster RÚV.

At Eurovision

In 1996, for the only time in Eurovision history, an audio-only pre-qualifying round was held in March with all countries wishing to compete in Oslo (with the exception of host nation Norway who were exempted) hoping not to finish in the bottom seven places of 29 and face early elimination. « Sjúbídú » finished 10th with 59 points, qualifying Iceland for the final.

On the night of the final Mjöll performed 19th in the running order, following Finland and preceding Poland. At the close of voting « Sjúbídú » had received 51 points (the highest a 10 from Ireland), placing Iceland 13th of the 23 entries. The Icelandic jury awarded its 12 points to Estonia.[1]

Voting

Points awarded to Iceland

Points awarded to Iceland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Iceland

12 points  Estonia
10 points  Portugal
8 points  Norway
7 points  Finland
6 points  Sweden
5 points  Croatia
4 points  United Kingdom
3 points   Switzerland
2 points  Netherlands
1 point  Slovenia

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