Matti Mark, who took part in Eurovision 2011 with the group Sjonni’s Friends, is eliminated from Söngvakeppnin 2020 in Iceland. The two qualifiers from the second semi final on Saturday are Daði, who was the runner-up to Svala in 2017, and Iva.
DIMMA and Ísold & Helga are the first two qualifiers for the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020. The first semi-final took place today, while the second semi-final will take place next Saturday.
The entries for the 2020 edition of the Icelandic national final, Söngvakeppnin have been released. The 10 competing songs have been released in a playlist on spotify which has already attracted attention. It has lead to RUV formally announcing who will be taking part in [read more…]
Iceland’s longest non-qualification streak is now over, with their most radical entry proving to be a massive hit with the public. Representatives Hatari not only helped to break the non-qualification streak, but also gave Iceland a Top 10 finish which Iceland had not achieved since [read more…]
“We’ve been in trouble in Eurovision in the last few years,” says Gisli Marteinn Baldursson, the Icelandic commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest. “We’ve chosen safe entries. And we needed something different like BDSM-band Hatari.”
The Icelandic Eurovision act Hatari has talked to ESCDaily about their song ‘Hatrid mud sigra’. They spoke about whether they really want hatred to prevail. However, the answer is: No, they don’t!
Hatari has won the final of Songvakeppnin 2019 in Iceland and will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. The band Hatari, consisting of Klemens Hannigan, Matthias Haraldsson and Einar Stefánsson, won the Icelandic ticket over Friðrik Ómar in the superfinal.
In what appears to be a two-horse race in Iceland this weekend, there is a techno and punk rock group called Hatari, who hope to come up with a shock victory at Söngvakeppnin 2019. Can they come out victorious, or will it be the expected [read more…]
It was to be for Friðrik Ómar in Songvakeppnin tonight. His song Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað? proved enough to see him through to the Songvakeppnin Grand final a week today. Also through to the final is Tara Hobee with her song Betri án þín.
Hera Björk is through to the final of Söngvakeppnin. The Icelandic diva, who reached the Eurovision final for Iceland in 2010, won the first semi final with her song “Eitt andartak”.