Eurovision 2012 Iceland representatives loved Baku at first sight (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 17 / Trend V. Imanov, E.Mehdiyev /
Representatives of Iceland at Eurovision 2012 Greta and Jonsi loved Baku at first sight and the city will long remain in their hearts, they told Trend on Thursday.
"We loved Baku, it is a beautiful city, nice people live here and the weather is great. Baku Crystal Hall is unbelievable. We loved Azerbaijani national foods. We went to restaurant two days ago in Baku and we tried some of Azerbaijan's native foods. We loved them, they are so good. We heard a lot about your cuisine, but the reality was much higher than expected. Excellent! We thank the people of Azerbaijan for such a warm welcome," representatives of Iceland said.
They said all of the rooms, the makeup room, everything is beautiful.
Greta Salome Stefansdottir is a singer and violinist. She has been fond of music from early childhood, and began studying to play violin at the age of four. Jon Josep Snabjornsson or Jonsi participated on behalf of Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. He is a lead singer of Í Svörtum Fötum (Dressed in Black) band performing pop music. The band is widely known in Iceland for its live performances and tight schedules of tours. Jonsi was a presenter of Icelandic version of "Singing Bee" and the youth sports program "Skolahreysti".
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Baku Crystal Hall near State Flag Square. The semi-finals will be held in Baku on May 22 and May 24 and the final on May 26. The logo for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is 'Fire Flower', while the motto is Light your fire.
Azerbaijan won the right to host the prestigious European song contest after the victory of Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.