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Silvía Nótt

Silvía Nótt

Silvía Nótt


Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, singer for the band Ske and a young and unknown actress, and Gaukur Úlfarsson decided to invent a character that brought out all the worst things in human behaviour in modern society. Silvía's personality is highly affected by narcissism and she sees herself as the most famous and talented person walking on the planet Earth. Her full Icelandic name is Silvía Nótt Sæmundsdóttir and she is 22 years old. Silvía means goddess of silver and Nótt simply means night. Read more on Last.fm
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, singer for the band Ske and a young and unknown actress, and Gaukur Úlfarsson decided to invent a character that brought out all the worst things in human behaviour in modern society. Silvía's personality is highly affected by narcissism and she sees herself as the most famous and talented person walking on the planet Earth. Her full Icelandic name is Silvía Nótt Sæmundsdóttir and she is 22 years old. Silvía means goddess of silver and Nótt simply means night.

Silvía's favorite food is sushi and feta cheese and she aims for a career as a model, singer and a movie star. Silvía Night has influenced Icelandic youth quite a bit and youngsters imitate her unique style in their everyday demeanour. Her use of language includes heavy slang and she blends English into almost every single sentence. Many get irritated by her behaviour and find it offensive and vulgar ; her fans claim that such behaviour constitutes a satire on the greed in modern society rather than simply a comical character. It took a while for the Icelandic audience to realize that Silvía Night was a fictional character and not just a crazy girl in search for attention. The actress, Ágústa Eva, is more often referred to as Silvía Night than with her real name. In February 2006, Silvía was voted Iceland's sexiest woman by the audience of national radio station Rás 2.

Also, Ágústa Eva came in fourth place. Silvía Night received the Edda (Icelandic Film and TV Awards) in 2005 for the Best Comical Show of the Year and as the TV Personality of the Year. Silvía Night was Iceland's participant in Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song Congratulations, after winning the Icelandic national finals. The song was originally in Icelandic, called "Til hamingju Ísland" ("Congratulations Iceland"). The Icelandic lyrics, heavily filled with slang, talk about how lucky Icelanders are that she was born in Iceland and that she is going to win the contest, because she's better than all the other contestants. The finals took place on the 18th of February 2006.

The song was controversial because it was being distributed on the Internet before the competition had taken place, but that was not allowed by the rules of the competition. Silvía Night was nonetheless not banned from the competition. This decision by RÚV (The National Broadcasting Company) has been criticised, with one participating song writer filing a complaint, but the case was dismissed. Silvía's song was performed in English in Athens but Congratulations did not rank among the top ten songs on the semifinal held on May 18 in Athens, leaving her out of the finals scheduled for May 20. During her presence in Athens, and according to her role's character. Silvia behaved provocatively and rudely to technicians and journalists.

The participants, not knowing that Silvia Night was actually there as a performed role and not as the actual person, mistook her behaviour for real. The media criticised and attacked the singer, thinking that she is actually problematic and rude (a reaction similar to how she was first received in her country before becoming famous). Due to this misunderstanding Silvía/Ágústa's reputation has been severely wounded in the country. An another controversy is the English lyrics to her Eurovision song, “Congratulations”. On the first verse the words goes “The vote is in, they say I win”, however she pronounces it on her music so it sounds likw “The vote is in, I'll fucking win”.

In Eurovision rules, songs shouldn't contain swearwords. Silvía Nótt has personally responded on her website, that she will “fucking say what I fucking want”. In the preliminary contest on May 18th she did not use the expletitive, and said "freaking" instead. As expected, in her appearance for the semi-finals, the audience reacted by booing her. The song didn't make it to the finals.

Silvia, being true to her role, had some performances to indicate her 'regret'. She pretended to slap her boyfriend, and then 'threatened' to fall form a bridge. Again, these reactions were commented negatively by the Greek media. Read more on Last.fm.

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