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.
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.
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.
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’.