Despite being one of the top contenders with bookmakers in 2020, Iceland has not yet decided about its entry for Eurovision 2021. Will Daði og Gagnamagnið be back?
We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.
The grand final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 has been won by Daði & Gagnamagnið. The winning song ‘Think about things’ will be the entry for Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
After the success of Hatari at Eurovision 2019, Iceland will pick their next Eurovision act this Saturday. In the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 we will see five diverse acts to battle for the ticket to Rotterdam.
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!