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Iceland: “Viewing figures will remain high despite results”

Today a little bit after 21:00 CET, Svala from Iceland will be ready to perform her song in the Jury Rehearsal of the first semi final. The pressure on her shoulders is enormous, after her country did not qualify the last two years.

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Eurovision big in Iceland: “Because we take it serious, but not too serious”

There is no nation where the Eurovision Song Contest scores such relatively high viewing figures, as it does in Iceland. But how come it is so popular in Iceland? We asked it to the Icelandic commentator Gísli Marteinn Baldursson during the ESC Daily Show.

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Iceland: “We all feel like we own a bit of Svala”

The Icelandic commentator at the Eurovision Song Contest explained the popularity of their artist for 2017. “Because we all know Svala since she was a child, people in Iceland all feel like they own a bit of her,” says Gisli Marteinn Baldursson.

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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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