Hera Björk – July 2013

HeraBHera Bjork is best know for her appearance at Eurovision in Oslo in 2010 when she represented her native Iceland with the fan-favourite “Je Ne Sais Quoi“, that remains an ever popular song at any Eurovision party. But that’s just one highlight out of many in an impressive career that stretches back to 1988 when she won her first singing competition, aged just sixteen.

She beHera Postercame a household name in Iceland when she co-hosted the variety TV show “Stutt í spunann” (a version of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’) during the winter of 1999-2000, and has been a regular star of radio and TV ever since.

Her impressive singing career was justly recognised earlier in 2013, when she won the prestigious Vina del Mar music festival in Chile – one of the biggest song festivals in the Americas – with her hit “Because You Can“.

Of course it’s for Eurovision that she’s most well-known internationally, and aside from her success in 2010, she also took part in the Icelandic national final in 2007, and sang backing vocals for Iceland in 2008 and 2009, as well as taking part in the Danish national final in 2009 with the schlagertastic “Someday“.

Her Eurovision involvement stretches all the way back to 1999, when she took part in the video for Selma’s runner-up, “All Out of Luck“!

 

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