For seven years in a row, Iceland was a guaranteed guest at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. But now, the island has not made it to a final for four years in a row. What went wrong and will things get better?
Six finalists competed on Saturday night for representing Iceland in Lisbon. However, as a result of 50/50 combination of international jury voting and TV Voting, Dagur Sigurðarson and Ari Ólafsson made it to the Superfinal where the final say was for televoting only.
Söngvakeppnin 2018 has been won by Ari Ólafsson and the song ‘Our choice’. It is the Icelandic entry at Eurovision 2018.
On Saturday night the second semifinal of Söngvakeppnin 2018 was held in Iceland, revealing another three finalists of the contest – Aron Hannes, Áttan and Dagur Sigurðarsson. In the final they will sing with the winning acts of the first semifinal – Fókus, Ari Ólafsson [read more…]
Aron Hannes, Áttan and Dagur Sigurðarsson have qualified directly from the second semi final of Söngvakeppnin 2018 in Iceland. They will join the three qualifiers of the first show and a wildcard winner, which will be picked by a jury later.
On Saturday night the thirteenth episode of Icelandic Söngvakeppnin kicked off with the first semi final. Three out of six acts – Fókus, Ari Ólafsson and Heimilistónar advanced to the final who have been decided solely by televoting. In this review, editor Ani Shahoyan will [read more…]
Ari Ólafsson, Fókus and Heimilistónar have qualified for the final of Söngvakeppnin 2018 in Iceland. They did best in the televote in Iceland tonight and will return in two weeks for the grand final.
Aron Hannes will once again take part in Söngvakeppnin in Iceland. Broadcaster RÚV confirmed this as they announced the 12 songs and acts for 2018. After two semi finals, Iceland will pick their act for the Eurovision Song Contest on the 3rd of March.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has released their plans for Söngvakeppnin 2018. Even though in recent years the result at the Eurovision Song Contest have been terrible for Iceland, they stick to the format of last year.
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.