The total cost to Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV for coverage of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen totaled ISK 30 million (USD 265,000, EUR 192,000). Director of television broadcasting Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson said the cost was less than anticipated.
Iceland’s delegation to Eurovision consisted of 17 people this year. According to Skarphéðinn, the Icelandic group is always one of the smallest at the competition.
Iceland’s entry Pollapönk attracted a lot of attention with their colorful costumes. Skarphéðinn told ruv.is that contestants receive ISK 6 million (USD 53,000, EUR 38,000) of which costume costs are included. According to RÚV, the amount is small compared to what other countries spend.
Iceland placed 15th (out of 26) in this year’s competition.