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”.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has revealed the ten artists and entries competing in Söngvakeppnin; the Icelandic national final format for 2019. Iceland’s 2008 & 2010 representatives Friðrik Ómar & Hera Björk respectively are amongst the ten competitors revealed.
Iceland will pick their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on the 2nd of March. Söngvakeppnin 2019 will contain ten songs, two less than in the previous years.
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?