Karlotta Sigurðardóttir is 18 years old. She will participate Sönvakeppnin 2016 with her song “Óstöðvandi” (Unstoppable). We’ve talked with her on her plans about Eurovision Song Contest…

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-Who is Karlotta Sigurðardóttir? Can you tell us yourself and musical career?
I competed in the junior college singing competition in Iceland two years ago ( söngkeppni framhaldsskólanna) Which  is a competition between all the junior colleges in Iceland and  broadcasted by RUV. And this fall I participated in the Voice Iceland and did pretty good there . And now I am here.

-Why did you decide to enter the contest?
I just couldn’t say no to being a part of this song. It is a very good opportunity to get yourself out there and get people to notice you. You meet a lot of different people and learn a lot of new things each time you do something big and you also gain more trust in yourself, you also surprise yourself in the process not just the audience.
-Could you tell us a little bit about your song and its message?
It is about believing in yourself and being strong and falling and standing with what you believe in. It is something that everyone can relate to at some point.


-How are you preparing yourself for the Söngvakeppnin 2016 and any targets for the contest?
My goal is to do my very best that I can and hopefully make it to the final  in Söngvakeppnin.

-Have you listened other participants of Söngvakeppnin 2016? What do you think about them?

I have not taken the time to listen to all of them but I have heard short parts of some of the songs but not enough to judge them.

-Do you have any surprises during your live performance?
There is no telling at this stage if the progress but i will say that it is quite more young and fresh than most acts in Söngvakeppnin have been before

-If you were to win the national selection and represent Iceland in Stockholm, at the Eurovision, would you sing in Icelandic or English?
The song is originally written in English so yes, I would sing it in English in Stockholm .

-What does Eurovision mean to you?
Eurovision  means me that getting people together from different parts of the universe and connecting through music. Even though we don’t have the same ideas or opinions music has the power to bring people together.

-What do you think of the previous Eurovision participants from Iceland?
Icelanders often have the same recipe for their songs and many of the songs were very similar. I had never liked the results in Söngvakeppnin but that is more the matter of tasted. But they have always done their best to make their country proud and represent it the best way they can.

-Do you have any message for our readers? We wish see you in Stockholm!
If you want to keep up with me my Twitter is karlottas97 and I also have a Facebook page if you are interested to support my act…

Lyrics in English “Óstöðvandi” (Unstoppable)*:

In the twilight nights storms – storms we danced shortcomings
My soul is crying now enough – now is enough, I will find my inner peace
Coals flame still into me
The heat intensified the place I go Chorus
I’m still here, I hesitated no more breaks through the storm unstoppable úooo
I rise above all and I stand by the strong wind inside the eye
now I think of a place I hesitated no more everything I fear will disappear in úooo
úooo
Unstoppable
However, I feel as powerless
I breið’úr wings and have my flight
Coals flame still into me
The heat intensified the place I go
Chorus
I’m still here, I hesitated no more breaks through the storm unstoppable úooo
I rise above all and I stand by the strong wind inside the eye
now I think of a place I hesitated no more everything I fear will disappear in úooo
úooo
Unstoppable
To break into my shell
in your hands I commend – hands I commend úooo
úooo
Unstoppable
trust me
booming
Unstoppable

*Source: http://www.eurovision-lyrics.com/eurovision-song-contest/2016-national-finals/karlotta-sigurdardottir-ostodvandi-unstoppable-iceland-2016-eurovision-song-contestsongvakeppnin-lyrics/