Ég á líf

"Ég á líf" (I'm alive) is the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö and is performed by singer Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson after he won Söngvakeppnin 2013.[1] The song is the first to be performed in Icelandic since 1997. It is also the first Icelandic entry ever to not have an English version recorded.

"Ég á líf"
Single by Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson
ReleasedFebruary 2013
Length3:00
Songwriter(s)Örlygur Smári, Pétur Örn Gudmundsson
Eurovision Song Contest 2013 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Gudmundsson
Lyricist(s)
Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Gudmundsson
Finals performance
Semi-final result
6th
Semi-final points
72
Final result
17th
Final points
47
Entry chronology
◄ "Never Forget" (2012)   
"No Prejudice" (2014) ►

Track listingEdit

Single releaseEdit

  1. "Ég á líf" (Eyþór Ingi) (3:00)

Ég á líf: The Malmö AlbumEdit

  1. "Ég á líf" (Eyþór Ingi) (3:00)
  2. "Þá kem ég heim" (Eyþór Ingi) (2:58)
  3. "Hafmey" (Todmobil & Eyþór Ingi) (3:05)
  4. "Ég veit og ég sé" (Todmobil & Eyþór Ingi) (5:41)
  5. "Hér og nú" (Todmobil & Eyþór Ingi) (5:15)
  6. "Ég á líf, Karaoke Version" (Eyþór Ingi) (2:59)
  7. "Ég á líf, A.K.A. Club Version" (Eyþór Ingi) (5:36)
  8. "Ég á líf, A.K.A. Club Version Karaoke) (Eyþór Ingi) (5:36)

Ég á líf (Club Mix)Edit

  1. "Ég á líf" (Icelandic Esc Entry 2013) -Single (3:00)
  2. "Ég á líf" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (3:00)
  3. "Ég á líf, A.K.A. Club Version" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (5:36)
  4. "Ég á líf, Karaoke Version" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (2:59)
  5. "Ég á líf, A.K.A. Club Version Kareoke" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (5:36)
  6. "Ég veit og ég sé" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (5:41)
  7. "Þá kem ég heim" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (2:58)
  8. "Ég á líf (Club Mix)" (Ég á líf (Club Mix) – Single (5:36)
  9. "Hér og nú" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (5:15)
  10. "Hafmey" (Ég á líf: The Malmö Album) (3:05)

Chart performanceEdit

Ég á líf entered the Icelandic charts at number one in the week following the national final where it stayed for four weeks. In the week of March 22 a revamped version of the song was released and opened third on the charts, ultimately climbing up to the third spot.[2]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control AG)[3] 75
Iceland (RÚV)[4] 1
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[5] 84
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 46

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson to represent Iceland in Malmö". ESC Today. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Icelandic Singles Chart". Tonlist.is. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  3. ^ "charts.de – Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson – Ég á líf" (in German). Media Control.
  4. ^ "RÚV – Vinsældalisti Rásar 2". RÚV. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  5. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson – Ég á líf" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  6. ^ "hitparade.ch – Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson – Ég á líf" (in German). Schweizer Hitparade. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.

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