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ESC Reporter | April 30, 2017

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  • Pollapönk was initially formed in 2006 by childhood friends Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson and Haraldur Freyr Gíslason, two aspiring preschool teachers and 90s rock band veterans. Soon after, members Guðni Finnsson and Haraldur’s brother Arnar Þór Gíslason joined the ranks and Pollapönk was born.

    The release of their first album in 2007 was a big success in Iceland and furthered their popularity. In their everyday lives, Heiðar and Haraldur continue their careers and preschool teachers.

     


  • Pollapönk submitted their song “Enga fordóma” to the Icelandic selection show for Eurovision “Söngvakeppnin 2014.”

    After being initially chosen, they competed in the second semi-final and managed to qualify for the final.

    On February 15, Pollapönk performed their entry once again in the final. It was soon announced that they had made it into the super-final along with Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir. After another round of voting, Pollapönk was announced the winner. In March 2014, it was announced that they will sing the English-version titled “No prejudice” at Eurovision 2014.


  • Lala lalalala lala lalalala lala lalalala lala la

     

    Life is way too short for short-sightedness

    and tell me who has got the time

    for narrow-mindedness

    Listen to what I say

    cause every-buh buh buh buh buh buh

    body looks the same on the inside

    And it puh puh puh puh puh puh puh puh

    pays:

    to wear a smile

     

    Let’s do away with prejudice

    don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss

    we got to get together on this

    cross this problem off our list

    I may stutter when I speak

    (but) you don’t need to call me freak

    it’s not trigonometry

    inside we’re the same

     

    HEY

     

    Even if you’re taller

    Or someone who is smaller

    Or perhaps you’re thinner

    Or one who loves his dinner

    Listen to what I say

    cause every-buh buh buh buh buh buh

    body looks the same on the inside

    And it puh puh puh puh puh puh puh puh

    pays:

    to wear a smile

    Let’s do away with prejudice

    don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss

    we got to get together on this

    cross this problem off our list

    I may stutter when I speak

    (but) you don’t need to call me freak

    it’s not trigonometry

    inside we’re the same

    buh buh buh buh buh buh…

     

    HEY

     

    Let’s do away with prejudice

    don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss

    we got to get together on this

    cross this problem off our list

    I may stutter when I speak

    (but) you don’t need to call me freak

    it’s not trigonometry

    inside we’re the same

     

    Lala lalalala lala lalalala lala lalalala

    Lala lalalala lala lalalala lala lalalala

    Lala lalalala lala la

     

    Let’s do away with prejudice

    don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss

    we got to get together on this

    cross this problem off our list

    I may stutter when I speak

    (but) you don’t need to call me freak

    it’s not trigonometry

    inside we’re the same

     

     

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“Everyone has the right to live in peace and harmony”

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