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.
Here are the lyrics for the song:
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