The winner and the broadcaster are still to decide whether Iceland will participate in Eurovision or not, taking into account the Israel-Hamas conflict

A small yet Eurovision-admiring country Iceland, whose movie «Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga» became iconic for many eurofans, has just chosen its winner and, normally, automatic representative for Eurovision. It’s Hera Björk, a 51-year-old singer, who had already sung for Iceland at Eurovision 2010. Following the final of national selection Söngvakeppnin, Hera will represent her country with the song ‘Scared of Heights’.

Despite singing about the fear of heights, Hera is hoping reach a higher result at Eurovision this May. Her previous result in Europe’s most significant song contest was the 19th place with the song ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi‘. Her winning 2024 song ‘Scared of Heights’ was written by Ferras Alqaisi, Jaro Omar, Michael Burek, and Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir.

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However, it’s not confirmed yet whether Iceland will even participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö. According to the statement of the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV back in January, the winner of Söngvakeppnin 2024 will have to decide, along with RÚV, whether they want to participate in Eurovision 2024 or not. The Icelandic broadcaster had called to EBU to ban Israel from participation in the contest this May due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

We’ll keep you updated on the broadcaster and singer’s decision. In the meantime, let’s watch and celebrate Hera Björk’s winning performance at Söngvakeppnin:

Check out the song lyrics below and let us know whether it was your Söngvakeppnin favourite on Blog’o’Vision Facebook and AlteRock Twitter!

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‘Scared of Heights’ Lyrics

Look how far we made it
Standing on the edge of a promise
I’m not one to take risks
Getting hurt taught me to be cautious

[Pre-Chorus]
Maybe we should leave this
‘Cause what would be the use
Of crashing into you
We could end up in pieces
Don’t need another heart-shaped bruise

[Chorus]
I feel it coming
Been here before and never got it right
Baby, I’m wondering
If falling in love has got me scared of heights
I know we’re going sky-high, going sky-high
But what if we forget how to fly
Baby, I’m wondеring
If falling in love has got me scared of hеights

[Verse 2]
Dive in with my heart first
I’m still drowning in this rational fear
Wish that I could unlearn
I can’t enjoy the view from up here

[Pre-Chorus]
Maybe we should leave this
‘Cause what would be the use
Of crashing into you
We could end up in pieces
Don’t need another heart-shaped bruise

[Chorus]
I feel it coming
Been here before and never got it right
Baby, I’m wondering
If falling in love has got me scared of heights
I know we’re going sky-high, going sky-high
But what if we forget how to fly
Baby, I’m wondering
If falling in love has got me scared of heights

[Bridge]
I feel it coming
I feel it coming

[Chorus]
I feel it coming
Been here before and never got it right
Baby, I’m wondering
If falling in love has got me scared of heights
I know we’re going sky-high, going sky-high
But what if we forget how to fly
Baby, I’m wondering
If falling in love has got me scared of heights

[Outro]
Oh, I’m scared of heights
Fell a couple times
And I barely made it out alive
Oh, I’m scared of heights
But the truth is I’m
Still falling if I kiss you goodbye
So, baby, I’m wondering
If falling in love has got me scared of heights