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.
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.
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?