Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson

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Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson
Eyþór Ingi, ESC2013 press conference 11.jpg
Eyþór Ingi at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Press Conference in Malmö, Sweden.
Background information
Birth nameEyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson
Also known asEythor Ingi
Born (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 (age 30)
Iceland
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Associated actsTodmobile
Gunnlaugsson presenting himself at Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson (born 29 May 1989 in Dalvík), transliterated/also known as Eythor Ingi, is an Icelandic singer who represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with the song "Ég á líf" after winning Söngvakeppnin 2013.[1]

At age 15, he played in the Icelandic version of the musical "Oliver!", and in 2008 won the TV talent show "Bandið hans Bubba". after previously having won a song contest for high school students 2007, in which he sang the Deep Purple song "Perfect Strangers". His musical influences are Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.

He is the founder of the band Eldberg. In 2010, joined reactivated band Todmobile with which released the album "7". In 2011, he was nominated for Gríman theatrical Awards for his role as Riff Raff in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and a year later appeared in "Les Misérables". In 2013, he was elected to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Ég á Líf". In 2013, along with a band Atómskáldin released album "Eyþór Ingi og Atómskáldin".

In 2011, he has also become the new lead singer of the Icelandic progressive rock supergroup Todmobile. The band had been formed as a trio in the early 1990s around Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson, a renowned vocalist, guitarist, and record producer in Iceland and throughout the years had seen many changes in line-up and revivals and comebacks. Eyþór Ingi took over singing duties from rocker Eyþór Arnalds.[2]

In 2014, he became part of the voice cast for the Icelandic dub for the DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon 2.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2013, Eyþór Ingi married his longtime girlfriend Soffía Ósk Guðmundsdóttir.[4] They have a daughter named Elva Marín together, in addition to Soffía's two daughters from a previous relationship. The couple met in 2008.

His parents are Gunnlaugur Antonsson, a fisherman, and Guðbjörg Stefánsdóttir, a housewife and student. He has two younger sisters, Ellen Ýr and Elísa Rún. He lists his grandfathers Anton Gunnlaugsson and Stefán Friðgeirsson, who were also musicians, as musical influences. His first idol was Elvis Presley, and he recalls imitating him in bad English as a child. He is a fan of Deep Purple

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2012: Ég á líf: The Malmö Album

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ICE GER
[5]
NL
[6]
SWI
[7]
"Hjartað þitt" 2008 Non-album single(s)
"Þá kem ég heim" 2011
"Desemberljóð"
"Ég á líf" 2013 1 75 84 46 Ég á líf: The Malmö Album
"Hárin rísa"
(with Atómskáldin)
2015 Eyþór Ingi og Atómskáldin
"Systir"
(with Atómskáldin)
2016
"Higher and Higher"
(with Atómskáldin)
"If You Were Mine"
(with Atómskáldin)
2017
"Let There Be Light" 2018 Non-album single(s)
"Færðu Mér Jólin Þín"
(with Gunnar Þórðarsson)
Special releases
  • 2013: Ég á líf (Club Mix) (10-track single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson to represent Iceland in Malmö". ESC Today. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ "It's all about… Eyþór Ingi (Interview in Spanish with Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson)". Foro Eurosongcontest. 9 May 2013. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ http://midi.is/kvikmyndir/11/1177
  4. ^ "Eyþór Ingi í það heilaga um helgina" (in Icelandic). dv.is. 29 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Greta Salóme and Jónsi
with "Never Forget"
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
Pollapönk
with "No Prejudice"