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Iceland: Svala Björgvinsdottir wins Söngvakeppnin 2017

Svala Björgvinsdottir has won Söngvakeppnin 2017, the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. She will represent Iceland at the contest with her song ‘Ég veit það’.

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Iceland: Read back our liveblog of the Söngvakeppnin final

Tonight the Grand Final of Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin takes place in Laugardalshöllin, the national indoor arena. Seven acts will be battling together for the ticket to Kiev to represent Iceland for the 62nd edition of Eurovsion.

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Iceland: Svala, Daði and Aron Brink complete the final field

Tonight Iceland has revealed its remaining three finalists Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Daði Freyr Pétursson and Aron Brink through the second semifinal of Söngvakeppnin. Six more artists competed in an attempt to join Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson, Aron Hannes Emilsson, Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir. 

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Iceland: Söngvakeppnin kicked off with first semi final

Tonight Iceland starts its national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the first semifinal of Söngvakeppnin. A total of twelve songs from two semifinals will battle to qualify for the Grand Final.

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Iceland: New talents get the chance in Söngvakeppnin 2017

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has released the names of the twelve candidates for Söngvakeppnin 2017, the preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Erna Mist Pétursdóttir is the only candidate of recent years in the line-up for this year.

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Iceland: Selma will host Eurovision in Concert 2017

Selma Björnsdóttir, who sang for Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 and 2005, will host the 9th edition of Eurovision in Concert. She will present the show together with Cornald Maas, the Dutch Eurovision commentator.

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Aftermath 2016 (8): Sweden only Nordic powerhouse left

At Eurovision 2016, the myth of the influence of so called “bloc voting” was debunked once again. From Scandinavia, only host nation Sweden was in the grand final. Frans gave the reigning country another top 5 result with “If I were sorry”.

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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Homepage, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Iceland: Australian Duffy is ‘the chief cook of the act’

The Icelandic visuals have been created by an Australian comedian and stage designer, called Jonathan Duffy. ESCDaily.com looked him up: “If all elements in our act were a meal, I would be the chef. We do it together.”

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Greta Salome: ‘The contest has become stronger’

Greta Salome is one of the artists that has returned to the Eurovision Song Contest this year. ESC Daily spoke to her about this decision and the way she looks at the contest: “I think it has become stronger.”

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Iceland: Australian influences in the act for Greta Salóme

The stunning visual act by Greta Salóme’s song for Iceland at the Eurovision Song Cotest 2016 has a major Australian influence. The man behind the graphics is Jonathan Duffy from Melbourne. We met him at Eurovision in Concert.

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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Videos, Homepage, Iceland

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