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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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Posted in Kiev 2017, Homepage, Iceland0 Comments

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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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Homepage, Iceland

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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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Iceland

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

No Introduction Necessary (1): Iceland

With 43 participating countries, the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest equals the record previously set in Düsseldorf. But it is not the only record that is met this year! Never have there been more returning artists in one edition of Eurovision than this year.

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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Homepage, Iceland

Coming Soon: London Eurovision Party 2016

Premier, annual Eurovision promo event – London Eurovision Party is entering its ninth year and ESCDaily will be attending the event in preparation for Stockholm. Find out all details about the upcoming event below.

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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Homepage, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Montenegro, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

Iceland: Small changes to the composition of ‘Hear Them Calling’

Iceland had presented the official video clip for their song ‘Hear Them Calling’ by Gréta Salóme. The song for Eurovision 2016 has been slightly changed, with a louder and fuller orchestration.

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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Iceland

Iceland: Greta Salóme will go to Stockholm

The grand final of Songvakeppnin 2016 has just concluded and this year’s winner is Greta Salome with the song “Hear Them Calling”. She will now go on to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm this May.

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Posted in Stockholm 2016, Homepage, Iceland

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