Hatrið mun sigra

"Hatrið mun sigra" ([ˈhaːtrɪð ˈmʏːn ˈsɪɣra]; transl. Hatred will prevail) is a song by Icelandic band Hatari.[1] It won Söngvakeppnin 2019 and finished 10th at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The song was the first Eurovision Song Contest entry to be performed in Icelandic since 2013.[2] After the day of the contest, Hatari confirmed they entered Söngvakeppnin as a joke.[citation needed]

"Hatrið mun sigra"
Single by Hatari
from the album Neyslutrans
Released1 February 2019
Length2:59
LabelRíkisútvarpið
Songwriter(s)
  • Einar Hrafn Stefánsson
  • Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan
  • Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson
Hatari singles chronology
"Spillingardans"
(2018)
"Hatrið mun sigra"
(2019)
"Klefi / صامد"
(2019)
Music video
"Hatrið mun sigra" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
  • Einar Hrafn Stefánsson
  • Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan
  • Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson
Lyricist(s)
  • Einar Hrafn Stefánsson
  • Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan
  • Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson
Finals performance
Semi-final result
3rd
Semi-final points
221
Final result
10th
Final points
232
Entry chronology
◄ "Our Choice" (2018)   
"Think About Things" (2020) ►

An extended version of the song is included in the band's debut studio album, Neyslutrans (2020).[3]

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

The song was chosen to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after Hatari was selected through Söngvakeppnin 2019, the national selection process organised by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service for Iceland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. On 28 January 2019, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Iceland was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 14 May 2019, and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show. Once all the competing songs for the 2019 contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the show's producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. Iceland was set to perform in position 13. It was performed during the first semi-final on 14 May 2019, and qualified for the final,[4] where it finished in 10th place with 232 points.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Lithuania (AGATA)[5] 17
Scotland (OCC)[6] 92
UK Download (OCC)[7] 85

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kristjans, Kristin. "Iceland: Hera Björk among the 10 candidates for Söngvakeppni 2019". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ Hatari Archived 7 April 2019 at the Wayback Machine Eurovision.tv
  3. ^ Neyslutrans by Hatari, retrieved 17 January 2020
  4. ^ "First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2019. Archived from the original on 6 August 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 24 May 2019. Archived from the original on 9 October 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.