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?
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…]