Concerns have been raised that Iceland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry Maria Olafs may have to withdraw her song or could even get disqualified. The concerns come in the aftermath of a nationwide strike from the country’s lawyers that could continue well into May when the Eurovision is scheduled to take place. It will have an effect on the Icelandic Eurovision jury vote as these votes need to be notarised by a legal official. The strike would therefore be in breach of EBU rules.
All is not lost however for Iceland as the situation could get resolved in the next few weeks, the strike may make an exception to process the notary process for the contest, or they may be able just to count televotes and forgo the jury voting process. We hope they can work it out as Iceland’s ‘Unbroken’ is our favourite song this year.