13 June 2009sigur rós competed in the icelandic music quiz show popppunktur last night. on popppunktur two bands compete against one another answering questions about pop music. sigur rós minus jónsi (overseas at the time) went up against the 80s pop group áhöfnin á halastjörnunni and won 31-15, correctly answering questions about manic street preachers, dolly parton, eurovision, rolling stones, frank sinatra and simply red, to name a few. fun segments included kjartan making a surprisingly impressive long jump towards an easy question, and sigur rós having to perform an impromptu version of an old song by folk pop singer bubbi morthens. sigur rós will compete on popppunktur again later in the summer when the semi-finals start. other bands competing this season include múm, fm belfast and sprengjuhöllin. you can watch the show here [edit: this stream is no longer available]
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