Pop royalty! Eurovision fans left stunned by Icelandic bass player who looks VERY similar to Princess Beatrice – as Graham Norton quipped it was ‘good of the royal to show up’
- Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir took to Eurovision stage as part of Icelandic band Systur
- Fans were stunned by the musician’s uncanny resemblance to Princess Beatrice
- Even show’s presenter Graham Norton commented on the royal doppelgänger
- He quipped it was ‘good for the royal to show up’ and ‘tag along’ at the end
Eurovision fans were left stunned by an Icelandic bass player with an uncanny resemblance to Princess Beatrice as she took to the stage in Turin last night.
The singing competition saw 25 countries battle it out to take home the musical prize yesterday, with Britain’s Sam Ryder earning a shock second place behind Ukraine.
Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir is one third of Icelandic indie-house band Systur, who took to the stage to perform their song Ain’t Got Nobody, which was a smash hit in their home country.
She even got a mention from Graham Norton, who presented the contest on BBC One, jokingly thanking Princess Beatrice, 33, for ‘tagging along’ to the singing competition.
Speaking ahead of their performance, he said: ‘Special mention to Princess Beatrice for tagging along at the end. Good of her to show up!’
Eurovision fans were left stunned by the uncanny resemblance between bass player Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir and Princess Beatrice as she took to the stage in Turin (left Elísabet is one third of Icelandic indie-house band Systur, and right, Princess Beatrice)
The bass player shares many similarities with Beatrice, including long flowing strawberry blonde locks.
Despite their impressive musical abilities, viewers were more distracted by Elísabet’s striking resemblance to Beatrice, with several taking to social media to comment on their similarity.
‘Nice to see Princess Beatrice has made it’, joked one viewer.
Another said: ‘One of the Iceland singers DOES look a bit like Princess Beatrice #Eurovision’.
Despite their impressive performance, viewers were more distracted by Elísabet’s striking resemblance to Beatrice with several taking to social media to comment on their similarity
A third wrote: ‘Icelandic Dixie Chick’s with a special appearance by Princess Beatrice #Eurovision’
‘Okay I know Princess Beatrice isn’t actually performing for Iceland but it’s still hard to believe #Eurovision’, said another user.
Icelandic band Systur was created in 2011 by three sisters, Elísabet, Sigríður and Eyþórsdóttir, who performed last night in Italy with their brother Eythor on the drums.
Born into a musical family, the group are the daughters of well-known Icelandic musicians Ellen Kristjánsdóttir and Eyþór Gunnarsson and their group is named after their beloved grandmother, Sísí Ey.
Icelandic band Systur was created in 2011 by three sisters, Elísabet, Sigríður and Eyþórsdóttir, who performed last night in Italy with their brother Eythor on the drums
Elísabet, who goes by the nickname Beta, is the middle of the three sisters and works as a school music teacher
Elísabet, who goes by the nickname Beta, is the middle of the three sisters and works as a school music teacher.
Last night saw an outpouring of support from the European public propel Ukraine to victory, awarded a mammoth 439 points in the public vote.
The war-torn nation ended on 631 points while the UK finished second with 466 points. Spain finished third with 459 with Sweden fourth on 438.
President Volodymyr Zelensky was quick to hail the victory – and even vowed to hold next year’s competition in Mariupol, despite the city being besieged by Russian forces.