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.
Song: Hatrid Mun Sigra
Betting Odds: 15/1
Hatari are Iceland’s pick for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. They will be hoping to break a streak of non-qualifications with the song ‘Hatrid Mun Sigra’.
Today the first round of rehearsals for Eurovision 2019 continued with the eight remaining acts from Semi Final 1 taking to the stage for the first time, giving us an idea of how they sound live and how they will stage their song when Eurovision kicks off proper with the first semi final on 14 May.
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. Group F saw Anna Odobescu, Zala and Gaspar, Hatari, Tulia and Katerine Duska do battle for Moldova, Slovenia, Iceland, Poland and Greece respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday and now it’s time to reveal the results!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the fourth consecutive year and we continue the competition with Group F. Group F consists of Moldova, Slovenia, Iceland, Poland and Greece. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Iceland will be represented at Eurovision 2019 by Hatari. Get to know the band better with our 10 Things About…Hatari piece!
Iceland’s pick for Eurovision 2019 is Hatari. The lyrics and English translation for their song ‘Hatrid mun sigra’ is below.