Iceland

Iceland: Complete National Final List

Iceland -  Magni Ásgeirsson and Greta Salóme, Heiða & Guðrún Árný, the last two acts to compete in the Icelandic semi-final to represent the country in Eurovision Song Contest 2012 were chosen today. They will now compete with four more acts in February 11th. Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the Icelandic national final, had three semifinals this year. Two acts qualified […]

Iceland: Third Semi-Final Tonight

  Iceland– The Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV will tonight broadcast the third semi-final of the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012. The semi-final will see 5 acts competing for two places in the national final. After the semi-finals tonight we will thus have six finalists fighting for the ticket to […]

Iceland: Listen to The Third Semi-Final

Iceland – RÚV has published the list of artists that will compete in the second semi-final of the Icelandic national selection. The semi-final will be held this Saturday and will see two of these five songs qualify for the national final. The final’s line-up will be completed after this semi-final. These are the competitors:

Iceland: Regína Ósk and Simbi & Hrútspungarnir for National Final

Iceland – Regína Ósk and Simbi & Hrútspungarnir qualified tonight in Iceland’s second semi-final. Regína Ósk previously represented her country in Euroband, with “This Is My Life” in 2008. It finished in 14th place in the Final in Belgrade. The third semi final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins will take place next Saturday, on January 28th. Check […]

Iceland: Second Semi-Final Tonight

Iceland– The Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV will tonight broadcast the second semi-final of the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012. The semi-final will see 5 acts competing for two places in the national final. After the three semi-finals we will thus have six finalists fighting for the ticket to Baku. […]

Iceland: Listen to The Second Semi-Final

  Iceland – RÚV has published the list of artists that will compete in the second semi-final of the Icelandic national selection “”. The semi-final will be held this Saturday and will see two of these five songs qualify for the national final. The final’s line-up will be completed after the third semi-final the following […]

Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi and Blár Opal Qualify

  Iceland – Viewers in Iceland tonight watched 5 songs performed and decided that the two that they wanted to go through to the Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins final on February 11th were Gréta Salóme & Jónsi – “Mundu Eftir Mér” and boyband, Blár Opal – “Stattu Upp“. A combination of jury and televoters decided the outcome. […]

Iceland: The First Semi-Final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins

Iceland– The Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV will tonight broadcast the first semi-final of the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012. The semi-final will see 5 acts competing for two places in the national final. After the three semi-finals we will thus have six finalists fighting for the ticket to Baku. […]

Iceland: Listen to the First 5 Entries

  Iceland – The Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV has just published the songs of the first semi-final of the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012. The first semi-final will be held on January 14 and two of the five songs presented today will qualify to the national final. After the […]

Iceland: Jónsi Returns to Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins

  Iceland – Our friends at escnorge.com report that the Icelandic representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Jónsi, will participate in next year’s Icelandic national final Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012. Jónsi will perform a duet with Greta Salome Stefánsdottir, who also wrote the entry. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, she is also […]

Iceland: Regína Ósk Enters Söngvakeppni

  Iceland – As the Icelandic newspaper Visir reports, Regína Ósk will compete in Söngvakeppni Sónvarpsins once again. She has already represented Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contst in 2008 as part of the duo Euroband. She was also a backing vocalist for Iceland in 2001,2003 and 2005.  She will sing the song Hjartað brennur […]

Iceland: Yohanna To Compete?

  Iceland -  The young singer Yohanna represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the ballad “Is It True” and brought the island its best placing ever as she came second after power house Alexander Rybak. This year Yohanna tried to return to the Eurovision stage with her song “Nótt” but was beaten […]

Iceland: Changes to the National Final

Iceland – ESCNorge.com reports that the Icelandic broadcaster RUV has decided to change the selection method used for searching the representative for the island at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest. Previous news stated that only one final was going to be held, now RUV has added three semi-finals.

Iceland: Video of “Coming Home” Premiers

Iceland – The official preview video of the Icelandic entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was premiered today. The new English version of the song is called “Coming Home” which is a direct translation of “Aftur heim”. The video shows Sigúrjon’s friends and family members of the late singer and songwriter dancing at a […]

Sigurjón’s Friends Will Sing In English

Iceland – Þórunn Erna Klausen the widow of Sigurjón Brink and co-writer of Aftur Heim, Pálmi Sigurhjartarson has talked about her husband’s sudden death, the plans for Eurovision and the genesis of the Icelandic entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on television yesterday.  As Flosi Jon Ofeigsson reports on his blog, Klausen explained, that […]

Yohanna Releases “Nótt” in English

Iceland – She was the big favourite to win the Icelandic national final and represent her country once again at the Eurovision Song Contest. To the consternation of many Eurovision fans she did not even come into the Top 2 and Sigurjón’s Friends will represent Iceland in Eurovision. Now Yohanna has released a snippet of […]

Iceland: “Sigurjóns Friends – Aftur heim” to Eurovision

Iceland – The Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 ended in a slight surprise. The big favourite Yohanna, who had already achieved a second place for her country in 2009, did not even make the Top 2. Magni Ásgeirsson and Sigurjóns Friends with their song Aftur heim did instead. The song “Aftur […]

LIVE: Iceland Decides

Iceland – Tonight the most Nordic participant in the Eurovision Song Contest will choose their entry for Düsseldorf. It seems like “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2011” has become a two-horse race. Yohanna, who represented her country in Moscow in 2009 and came second, was the big favourite all along. But now “Aftur heim” a song performed as […]

Iceland: ‘Aftur Heim’ in the Final

UPDATE: The song has been selected as Iceland’s entry in Düsseldorf! Iceland – Right after Norway’s third semi-final, Iceland continue its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. 5 acts competed in the last heat of “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins”  and three qualified for the final. The song “Aftur heim” by Sigurjón Brink, who passed […]

Tonight: Third Semi-Final in Iceland

Iceland – Right after Norway’s third semi-final, Iceland will also continue its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. 5 acts will be competing in this heat of “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins” but only two will qualify for the final. The song “Aftur heim” by Sigurjón Brink, who passed away last week will, at the […]

Iceland: Third semi-final songs with a tribute

Iceland – RUV, the Icelandic national broadcaster has just published the songs which will be competing in the third semi-final of “Sjónvarpsins 2011″. The song “Aftur heim” by Sigurjón Brink, who passed away last week will, at the request of his family, remain in the competition and will be performed by some of Sigurjón’s  friends. […]

Iceland: Yohanna in the final

Iceland – Right after Norway’s second semi-final, Iceland held its own second semi-final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. 5 acts  competed in this heat of “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins” but only two qualified for the national final: 2009 runner-up of the Eurovision Song Contest Yohanna and Matthías Matthíasson & Erla Björg Káradóttir. The final result […]

Tonight: Second semi-final in Iceland

Iceland – Right after Norway’s second semi-final, Iceland will also continie its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. 5 acts will be competing in this heat of “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins” but only two will qualify for the final. The show will start at 21:15 CET and a webcast will be made available. The […]

Iceland: Second semi-final songs out

Iceland – Week 2 for the early Scandinavian NF brings us more songs in Iceland. They have released the 5 songs to participate in the second semi-final, to be held on January 22.  Only three of them will qualify to a final. All songs had to be in Icelandic. This week sees the return of […]

Iceland: 2 songs qualify to the final

Iceland – Right after Norway’s first semi-final, Iceland held its first semi-final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. 5 acts  competed in this heat of “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins” but only two qualified for the national final: Haraldur Reynisson and Erna Hrónn Ólafsdóttir. The final result was decided by the public. Here you can watch the […]

Tonight: First semi-final in Iceland

Iceland – Right after Norway’s first semi-final, Iceland will also start its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. 5 acts will be competing in this heat of “Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins” but only two will qualify for the final. The show will start at 21:15 CET and a webcast will be made available. The […]

Iceland: First semi-final songs out !

Iceland – After Norway, it’s another Scandinavian country that releases songs to relief our eager to discover the 2011 entrants. Iceland has released only the 5 songs to participate in the first semi-finale, to be hold on January the 15th. Three of them only will qualify to a finale. All songs had to be in […]

Iceland: First semi-final line-up

Iceland – The Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV has announced the five competitors of the first semi-final of their selection process. The first semi-final will be held on January 15 and all songs will be performed in Icelandic. The selection process consists of 3 semi-finals with 5 entries each and a big final. Here are the […]

Iceland: Yohanna and Magni return

Iceland – The line-up for the Icelandic national final is slowly being revealed and apparently two former participants will return. Yohanna enchanted Iceland with her ballad “Is it true” and her flawless voice in 2009. She won the Icelandic national final that year and brought the Nordic island its best result ever when she came […]

Eurovision recap (21)

This time with news from FYR Macedonia, Estonia and Albania Malta – PBS, the Maltese national broadcaster has announced the date of next year’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. The Mediterranean island will select their entry on February 12. PBS received 141 songs from which 24 semi-finalists were chosen. The semi-final […]