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Svala took a break from music and moved back to Iceland with her husband. In 2015 Svala joined the franchise “The Voice” in Iceland as one of the four judges. Sixty singers were selected to participate in the Icelandic version of the show, which was aired in the autumn of 2015. The Voice is one of the most popular talent competitions in the world, with over 500 million viewers, and the first edition of the Iceland version of the franchise was said to have been watched by 30% of the population. In early 2016 Svala formed the duo Blissful with her husband and later in 2016 they released their first single “Elevate” which has gotten over 230000 plays on Spotify. On 11 March 2017, she won the Icelandic national selection. of Eurovision in Iceland with overwhelming majority of the votes and it was announced that Svala is going to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with her song “Paper” which she wrote with Einar Egilsson, Lester Mendez and Lily Elise. She performed in the first semi-final of the contest, which took place on 9 May, and failed to qualify to the final.