Systur

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Systur
Also known asSigga, Beta & Elín
Tripolia
OriginReykjavík, Iceland
GenresFolk music
Years active2011–present
MembersSigríður Eyþórsdóttir
Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir
Elín Eyþórsdóttir

Systur (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈsɪstʏr]; lit.'Sisters'), also known as Sigga, Beta & Elín and formerly Tripolia,[1] are an Icelandic band consisting of sisters Sigríður, Elísabet and Elín Eyþórsdóttir. They represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song "Með hækkandi sól", after winning the Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin 2022.[2]

The sisters have previously partnered with DJ Friðfinnur "Oculus" Sigurðsson, with whom they formed the house band Sísý Ey in 2011.[3][4]

History

Sigríður, Elísabet and Elín Eyþórsdóttir grew up in Vesturbær and Grafarvogur, Reykjavík.[5] Their mother is singer Ellen Kristjánsdóttir [is], and their father is composer and keyboardist Eyþór Gunnarsson [no] of the band Mezzoforte.[6][7] The sisters began their musical career in 2011 as part of the band Sísý Ey, which they named after their grandmother.[7] Sísý Ey released its debut single "Ain't Got Nobody" in 2013, and partnered with British house label Defected Records for "Do It Good" in 2015 and "Mystified" in 2018.[8][9] They performed at the Glastonbury Festival in 2016.[4]

In 2017, they released their first single as a trio, titled "Bounce from the Bottom", under the Tripolia alias.[1]

Outside of music, they are trans rights activists, particularly for transgender children.[10]

2022: Eurovision Song Contest

On 5 February 2022, Sigga, Beta & Elín were announced as one of the ten acts that had been selected by RÚV to compete in the upcoming edition of Söngvakeppnin, the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.[11] They performed their entry "Með hækkandi sól" in the first semi-final on 26 February, and advanced to the final on 12 March.[12] They went on to win the competition, beating Reykjavíkurdætur in the superfinal, and thereby won the right to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.[13]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ISL
[14]
LIT
[15]
"Bounce from the Bottom" (as Tripolia) 2017 Non-album single
"Með hækkandi sól" 2022 1 38 Söngvakeppnin 2022
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As part of Sísý Ey

Title Year Album
"Ain't Got Nobody" 2013 Non-album single
"Do It Good" 2015
"Mystified" 2017
"Restless" 2018

Non-single album appearances

Title Year Album
"Apart" (Kasper Bjørke feat. Sísý Ey) 2014 After Forever
"Running" (Hercules and Love Affair feat. Sísý Ey) 2017 Omnion

References

  1. ^ a b @systur_siggabetaelin (8 March 2017). "Our new song "Bounce from the bottom" is now available on ITunes store!" – via Instagram.
  2. ^ "Iceland: Sigga, Beta and Elín win 'Söngvakeppnin', will go to Turin". Eurovision.tv. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Sísý Ey". The Reykjavik Grapevine. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b Würmann, Isaac (16 June 2016). "House Icons Sísý Ey Gear Up For Round Two". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Elín Eyþórsdóttir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 20 November 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  6. ^ Hafstað, Vala (14 March 2022). "Three Sisters to Represent Iceland at Eurovision". Iceland Monitor. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b Manda, Marín (18 June 2013). "Þakklát fyrir foreldra mína". Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Sisy Ey - Do It Good". defected.com. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Sísý Ey - Mystified". www.traxsource.com. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  10. ^ https://eurovision.tv/participant/systur-22
  11. ^ Farren, Neil (5 February 2022). "Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2022 Entries Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  12. ^ Grace, Emily (26 February 2022). "Iceland: Söngvakeppnin Semi-Final One Results". Eurovoix. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  13. ^ Gestsson, Davíð Kjartan (12 March 2022). "Sigga, Beta og Elín fara alla leið í Eurovision". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Streymi, spilun og sala viku 11 – Listarnir gilda til 26. mars 2022". Plötutíðindi (in Icelandic). Archived from the original on 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  15. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBA
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