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Diljá

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Diljá
Diljá in 2023
Diljá in 2023
Background information
Birth nameDiljá Pétursdóttir
Born (2001-12-15) 15 December 2001 (age 22)
Kópavogur, Iceland
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2015–present
Websitediljamusic.com

Diljá Pétursdóttir (Icelandic: [ˈtɪljauː ˈpʰjɛːtʏr̥sˌtouhtɪr]; born 15 December 2001), simply known as Diljá, is an Icelandic singer. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song "Power", which topped the charts in Iceland and finished in 11th place in the second semi-final.

Biography[edit]

Diljá made her name by participating in the talent show Ísland Got Talent in 2015.[1] In 2020, she moved to Copenhagen, where she alternated her studies in physiotherapy with singing lessons.[2]

In January 2023, Diljá was confirmed among the 10 participants in the annual Söngvakeppnin, a festival used to select the Icelandic representative in the Eurovision Song Contest.[3] On 18 February, she presented her unreleased single "Lifandi inni í mér" during the first semi-final, and qualified for the final.[4] At the final on 4 March, she presented the English-language Eurovision version of her song, "Power". She went on to win the competition, beating Langi Seli og Skuggarnir in the superfinal, making her the Icelandic representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.[5] "Lifandi inni í mér" reached the 6th position of the Icelandic chart, while "Power" was placed 1st.[6]

“Power" was 7th in the running order for the second semi-final and ended up placing 11th with 44 points. She subsequently did not qualify for the grand final.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ISL
[7]
LTU
[8]
"Lifandi inni í mér" 2023 6 Non-album singles
"Power" 1 78
"Crazy" 29
"Say My Name"
"Einhver" 2024
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ingvar Haraldsson (15 February 2015). "Diljá var stressuð en söng eins og engill" (in Icelandic). Vísir. Archived from the original on 4 March 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  2. ^ Júlía Margrét Einarsdóttir (13 February 2023). ""Það var alltaf eitthvað sem vantaði að fylla"" (in Icelandic). RÚV. Archived from the original on 4 March 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  3. ^ James Washak (28 January 2023). "Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2023 Participants and Songs Revealed". Archived from the original on 19 February 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  4. ^ Anthony Granger (18 February 2023). "Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2023 Semi-Final One Results". Archived from the original on 25 February 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  5. ^ Claire Schulte-Wieschen (4 March 2023). "Iceland: Diljá to Eurovision 2023 with "Power"". Archived from the original on 7 March 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Tónlistinn – Lög" [The Music – Songs] (in Icelandic). Plötutíðindi. Archived from the original on 12 March 2023. Retrieved 12 March 2023.
  7. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Iceland:
  8. ^ "2023 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 19 May 2023. Archived from the original on 19 May 2023. Retrieved 19 May 2023.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2023
Succeeded by