THIS IS NOT SILVIA NIGHT
This not Silvia Night
She has left without a fight
Now´s a time to think, and a time to care
something Silvia would never dare.
This is not Silvia Night.
Come has the morning light.
With pain-throbbing heads we now can see
that greed really does not set us free.
This is not Silvia Night
She has gone all out of sight.
Now it´s time to see the world exactly as it is
letting honesty and fairness no longer go amiss.
This is not Silvia Night……..
Silvia Night (Silvía Nótt) was a fictional Icelandic TV-character and singer. She was conceived by the authors as a spoof on a hyper-commercialized, over-sexualized and thoughtless Icelandic youth-culture, which in turn was only the reflection of a greedy egotistical adult culture. The character became very popular among Icelandic kids, although the actress of the role, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, often got the feeling the kids did not get the irony and the social criticism behind it.
In 2006 Silvía Nótt was chosen to be Iceland´s contribution to the European song-contest with the song “Congratulation Iceland”. Staying in character she offended everyone and made last place.
This did not hurt her popularity among Icelandic children, though. After a last CD with a near pornographic cover the act was retired.
Today, after the bust, “Silvía Nótt” could make an excellent metaphor for the culture surrounding the Icelandic boom-times.
But her times are over now, in Iceland and everywhere else.
Where do we go from here?
Let´s think about it.