All Out of Luck
|"All Out of Luck"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry|
Sveinbjörn I. Baldvinsson,
Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson
|Lyricist(s)||Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson|
|◄ "Minn hinsti dans" (1997)|
|"Tell Me!" (2000) ►|
"All Out of Luck" was the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, performed in English by Selma. This was the first occasion on which the Icelandic entry had not been performed entirely in Icelandic, owing to the free language rule being reinstated from that year onwards. This was also the first ever Icelandic entry not to have a version recorded in Icelandic by the original artist.
The song is an up-tempo number, with Selma telling her listeners that they must believe in themselves and do what feels right to them, otherwise they will be "all out of luck".
The performance featured two backing dancers wearing trenchcoats, described by BBC commentator Terry Wogan as "the two eejits in raincoats".
The song was performed thirteenth on the night (following Poland's Mietek Szcześniak with Przytul mnie mocno and preceding Cyprus' Marlain with Tha 'Ne Erotas). At the close of voting, it had received 146 points, placing 2nd in a field of 23, Iceland's highest Contest placing to date which was equalled by Yohanna in 2009.