Sjúbídú

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Iceland "Sjúbídú"
Eurovision Song Contest 1996 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Anna Mjöll Ólafsdóttir
As
Anna Mjöll
Language
Composer(s)
Anna Mjöll Ólafsdóttir,
Ólafur Gaukur Þórhallsson
Lyricist(s)
Anna Mjöll Ólafsdóttir,
Ólafur Gaukur Þórhallsson
Conductor
Olafur Gaukur
Finals performance
Final result
13th
Final points
51
Appearance chronology
◄ "Núna" (1995)   
"Minn hinsti dans" (1997) ►

Sjúbídú (Shoobe-Doo) was the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, performed in Icelandic by Anna Mjöll.

The song deals with the global currency of popular music. Anna Mjöll asks her listeners if they remember such performers as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Billie Holiday. She sings that they all sang (or perhaps in Dizzy Gillespie's case, played) "Shoobe-doo". This sound, she sings, can be understood "from Skagaströnd to Timbuktu".

The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Finland's Jasmine with "Niin kaunis on taivas" and preceding Poland's Kasia Kowalska with "Chcę znać swój grzech...". At the close of voting, it had received 51 points, placing 13th in a field of 23.

It was succeeded as Icelandic representative at the 1997 contest by Paul Oscar with Minn hinsti dans.