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Iceland is sending a queer BDSM band to Eurovision

Iceland is sending a queer BDSM band to Eurovision

Hatari is representing Iceland at Eurovision 2019 | Photo: Supplied

Iceland has not competed in the finals of Eurovision since 2014, but this year that could all change.

RUV have chosen Hatari to be Iceland’s representative in Israel this year.

The techno punk band from Reykjavik is unlike anything we’ve ever seen at Eurovision before.

They are queer, they love BDSM, and they should be a big talking point at the competition.

Formed in 2015, Hatari consists of three members. The group is Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and Einar Hrafn Stefánsson.

The band beat out five other performers in a local competition to gain the honor.

Iceland is the only Nordic country to never win the contest.

While they’ve released a few singles, this is the biggest platform Hatari has ever had.

Hatari will be performing Hatrid Mun Sigra.

This year’s Eurovision is already set to be controversial.

Last week, Ukraine’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest was dropped over a political row between her county and Russia.

Maruv won a public vote to represent Ukraine in Israel with Siren Song.

But the singer later fell out with Ukraine’s national broadcaster, UA:PBC, and was given 24 hours to sign a contract or else be banned from participating.

The broadcaster then revoked Maruv’s nomination after talks stalled.

Ukraine hosted Eurovision in 2017 and barred Russia’s entrant from performing at the event.

This Eurovision will run from 14 May – 18 May.

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