EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: ICELAND - 'Our Choice' By Ari Ólafsson

Eurovision 2018 – Iceland

The Iceland song is called ‘For You and performed by Ari Ólafsson.

ARTIST

Ari Ólafsson is a 19 year old Icelandic classically trained singer. He started singing at a very early age and his angelic voice and stage charm soon landed him lead roles in musicals at the National Theatre of Iceland. Amongst other musicals, he played a part in Oliver, a musical directed by Selma Björnsdóttir who came second in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song All Out Of Luck.

Ari competed in The Voice of Iceland in 2015 and was a backing vocalist in the national selection Söngvakeppnin last year. He has also performed with bands at concerts with well known Icelandic singers. He has been accepted into the Royal Academy of music in London wth a full scholarship where he will continue his singing studies in autumn.

SONG

Thorunn Clausen is an Icelandic actress, singer, song writer and director who studied acting in London and singing and vocal coaching in Copenhagen. She has appeared in numerous plays, musicals, films and TV shows in Iceland and the USA and recently starred in the highly acclaimed American comedy show Documentary Now, which stars among others Helen Mirren, Jack Black and Fred Armisen.

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OPINION

Okay, it’s nice. Perhaps it’s a bit too nice. As in I just vomited a little bit in my mouth kind of too nice. I see what they are trying to do with this song but I still need a sick bag.

PREDICTION

I don’t think this will be another year where Iceland are ‘robbed’ I think that they have done that to themselves this year. It won’t qualify.

LYRICS

All the faces you see on your way
Have a story they could tell
Tiny traces of life’s joy and sorrow
Why can’t we treat each other well

We all have a choice we can make
There’s always a choice we can make
To help and to heal in different ways

Too many are dying in vain
Together we could ease the pain
If somehow we could ease the pain

In every single language
There’s a word for love and for blame
Different voices, cultures and people and places
Inside we’re all the same

We all have a choice we can make
There’s always a choice we can make
To help and to heal in different ways

Too many are dying in vain
Together we could ease the pain
If somehow we could ease the pain

We’ve only got each other now
Don’t walk away and play pretend
It might as well be you
Who’s suffering tonight

We all have a choice we can make
There’s always a choice we can make
To help and to heal in different ways

Too many are dying in vain
Together we could ease the pain
If somehow we could ease the pain
Together we could make a change

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.