Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir

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Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir
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Stefánsdóttir in 2016
Background information
Also known asGreta Salóme
Born (1986-11-11) 11 November 1986 (age 32)
Mosfellsbær, Iceland
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • violinist
  • Vocals
  • violin
  • Hands Up Music
Associated acts

Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkrɛːta ˈsaːloumɛ ˈstɛːvaunsˌtouʰtɪr]; born 11 November 1986), known outside Iceland simply as Greta Salóme, is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, and violinist in the Iceland 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 qualify.[2]


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 failed to qualify to the final, placing fourteenth with 51 points. Recently, she had been finishing what will be her second studio album featuring her most recent singles.[4] She also wrote a candidate in UK Selection process for 2018 Eurovision but it didn't win the show.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
In the Silence


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Never Forget"
(with Jónsi)
2012 2 [A] In the Silence
"Fleyið" 2015 TBA
"Raddirnar"[B] 2016 3
"Hear Them Calling" 1
"Running Out of Time"
"My Blues" 2017 4
"Wildfire" 2018 9
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.



A ^ "Never Forget" did not appear on the official Belgian Ultratop 50 chart, but rather on the Ultratip chart, which combines "Airplay and Sales", at number 30.

B ^ "Raddirnar" is the original version of "Hear Them Calling", which was later translated into English.


  1. ^ Webb, Glen (11 February 2012). "Victory for Gréta Salóme & Jónsi in Iceland". EBU.
  2. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (20 February 2016). "Greta Salome to represent Iceland again!". EBU.
  3. ^ Weaver, Jessica (11 December 2015). "Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2016 acts unveiled". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Eurovision Iceland: Greta Salóme releases Running Out of Time". Eurovision News, Polls and Information by esctoday. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).

External links[edit]

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