Hera Björk and Hatari qualify for Icelandic final

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”. 

Electronic band Hatari also qualified for the final. With their highly experimental song “Hatrið mun sigra“, they finished in second place.

Full line-up of Söngvakeppnin Semi Final 1 (qualifiers in bold):

  1. Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
  2. Hera Björk – Eitt andartak
  3. Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen – Ég á mig sjálf
  4. Þórdís Imsland – Nú og hér
  5. Daníel Óliver – Samt ekki

Hera Björk: From eurodance to big band ballad

Hera Björk might be most famous for her Eurovision 2010 hit “Je ne sais quoi”, a big eurodance hit which was sung partly in French but mostly in English. Her current Söngvakeppnin entry, however, is a ballad with big band influences and a high note towards the end. The lyrics are all in the Icelandic language: