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Icelandic band Hatari are back with a new single

The Iceland representatives for Eurovision Song Contest 2019 release a new single and video

Not even a week has passed from the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest final and Hatari are back in the music scene.

As one might remember, Hatari caused controversy from the moment "Hatrið mun sigra" was released in the Icelandic national final, up to the very last moment of the 2019 season. Their latest antics have caused the Icelandic Broadcaster to be fined due to the band holding Palestinian flags during the voting process.

After just a few hours from the crowning of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 winner, the band uploaded the Palestinian flag on their Instagram while dropping hints about their new single. Today their new single accompanied by a music video has been released.

The song goes by the name "KLEFI / SAMED" and features the Palestinian artist Bashar Murad. As one might notice, the band use the same outfits as shown during their Eurovision performances and kept to the same music genre.


The Icelandic band are more known to release techno, industrial and punk rock and are from Reykjavík. Hatari consists of Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and Einar Hrafn Stefánsson and has released one extended play as well as five singles.

Hatari represented Iceland in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Hatrið mun sigra" and finished 10th in the final. It has been noted that this band won the televote in the first semifinal.

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Iceland's debut in Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1986, and has been participating 32 times since.

Best result are two second-places with Yohanna in 2009 and Selma in 1999.

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Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Iceland qualified to the Grand Final 9 out of 16 times.

Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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