Islande 2001

Iceland was represented by duo Two Tricky (Kristján Gíslason and Gunnar Ólason), with the song ‘ »Angel« , at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 12 May in Copenhagen. « Angel » was chosen as the Icelandic entry at the national final Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins on 17 February.

Final

The national final was held at the studios of broadcaster RÚV in Reykjavík, hosted by Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir. Eight songs took part with the winner being chosen by televoting. The winning song was performed in Icelandic as « Birta ». Among the other participants was Iceland’s 2003 representative Birgitta Haukdal.[1]

Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins – 17 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Eyjólfur Kristjánsson & Birgitta Haukdal « Aftur heim » 831 7
2 Ruth Reginalds « Enginn eins og þú » 2402 2
3 Gúðrun Árný Karlsdóttir « Komdu til mín » 1127 6
4 Rúna G. Stefánsdóttir « Í villtan dans » 1636 4
5 Ingunn Gylfadóttir « Allt sem ég á » 421 8
6 Páll Rósinkranz « Min æskuást » 1270 5
7 Kristján Gíslason and Gunnar Ólason « Birta«  5710 1
8 Margrét Kristín Sigurðardóttir « Röddin þín » 2156 3

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Two Tricky performed second in the running order, following the Netherlands and preceding Bosnia-Herzegovina. At the close of voting « Angel » had received only 3 points (2 from Denmark and 1 from Norway), placing Iceland joint last (with Norway) of the 23 entries, the second time the country had finished the evening at the bottom of the scoreboard. The 12 points from the Icelandic televote were awarded to Denmark.

The last-place finish meant that Iceland was relegated and did not take part in the 2002 contest.[2]

Points awarded by Iceland

12 points  Denmark
10 points  Estonia
8 points  Greece
7 points  Sweden
6 points  Slovenia
5 points  Russia
4 points  France
3 points  Malta
2 points  Spain
1 point  Lithuania

Points awarded to Iceland

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

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