Hatari stoked controversy when the erupted, clad in leather bdsm gear during their performance of ‘Hatrid mun sigra’ at Eurovision 2019 and then again when they flew the Palestinian flag during the vote reveal in Israel. A follow up single ‘Klefi/Samed’ in the immediate aftermath of the competition saw them team up with gay Palestinian singer Bashar Marad.
Icelandic band Hatari finished in 10th place at Eurovision 2019 with their song ‘Hatrid Mun Sigra’. With 232 points, this gave Iceland their best result this decade, but their appearance was not without controversy. The group who were quite vocal about their political opinions regarding the Middle Eastern conflict in the lead up to the Contest, unfurled a Palestinian flag when their televote total was unveiled on Saturday night. This action led to audible boos in the Israeli arena and saw security staff attempt to remove the flag from them.