Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Greta Salóme.
Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir
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Stefánsdóttir in 2016
Background information
Also known as Greta Salóme
Born (1986-11-11) 11 November 1986 (age 29)
Mosfellsbær, Iceland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • violinist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • violin
Labels
  • Hands Up Music
Associated acts

Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir (born 11 November 1986), known outside Iceland simply as Greta Salóme, is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, and violinist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a duet with singer Jónsi with the song "Never Forget".[1] They qualified from the first semi-final into the Eurovision final and eventually finished in 20th place with 46 points. She represented Iceland again, this time as a soloist, in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Hear Them Calling" where she failed to quailfy. [2]

Career[edit]

Greta released her first album, titled In the Silence, on 16 November 2012. The album contains her Eurovision song "Never Forget", in both the English and the Icelandic version ("Mundu Eftir Mér"). In August 2012 she released Everything Around Me. It was announced that Greta was among the list of participants in Iceland's selection for Eurovision 2016 with the song "Raddirnar".[3] She qualified from the first semi-final to participate in the final of the selection process. Her song was changed to English for the final, under the title "Hear Them Calling"; she won the national final. She represented Iceland performing the song in the first semi-final of Eurovision on 10 May 2016, but to great surprise to all Eurovision fans Greta failed to qualify to the 14 May final coming 14th with 51 points.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
In the Silence

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
ICE BEL
(Vl)

[4]
2012 "Never Forget"
(with Jónsi)
2 80
[A]
In the Silence
2015 "Fleyið" Non-album singles
2016 "Hear Them Calling" 1
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

A ^ "Never Forget" did not appear on the official Belgian Ultratop 50 chart, but rather on Ultratip chart, which combines "Airplay and Sales".

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Webb, Glen (11 February 2012). "Victory for Gréta Salóme & Jónsi in Iceland". eurovision.tv. EBU. 
  2. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (20 February 2016). "Greta Salome to represent Iceland again!". eurovision.tv. EBU. 
  3. ^ Weaver, Jessica (11 December 2015). "Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2016 acts unveiled". esctoday.com. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 

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Preceded by
Sigurjón's Friends
with "Coming Home"
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Jónsi)
2012
Succeeded by
Eythor Ingi
with "Ég á líf"
Preceded by
María Ólafsdóttir
with "Unbroken"
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent