Eiríkur Hauksson is an Icelandic singer, best known for the many ways he can sing heavy metal songs, as well as those from pop and rock.
Eiríkur's career as a vocalist began in earnest when the song "Sekur" he wrote and performed with the Icelandic rock group Start was voted the Icelandic song of the year in 1981. In 1984 Eiríkur's metal group Drýsill, released the album "Welcome to the show" which was released in 1000 copies, which was a considerable feat for a group that published on their own and played music outside the mainstream.
He was part of the group ICY, who ended up being Iceland's first representatives at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 in Bergen, Norway. With the song Gleðibankinn, they were expected to win, so there was significant shock when Iceland only placed 16th with 19 points.
In 1988 Eiríkur moved to Østfold in Norway to become the vocalist of the power metal group Artch. As their vocalist he's known as Eric Hawk. Their first album, released in 1988, Another return (to Church Hill) received much acclaim by magazines such as Kerrang (5 K's out of 5) and Metal Forces (100 out of 100). Their second album, For the sake of Mankind, was released in 1991 and was well received by the metal community as well.
In 2007, he performed the song Ég les í lófa þínum at the Icelandic National Final and won, with the English version, Valentine Lost being performed in Helsinki. It placed 13th in the semi-final with 77 points, missing the final.