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Iceland: Artists Revealed

Iceland – The Icelandic national TV broadcaster RÚV has revealed the artists for this year’s Söngvakeppnin Sjónvarpsins. There are some names Eurovision fans may recognise with former participants giving it another shot such as Birgitta Haukdal (representative in 2003) and Yohanna (from Eurovision 2009).

Iceland: New Date, Songs and Composers Announced

Iceland – Today, the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV announced the 12 songs and their respective authors and composers to be performed in Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2013 which will feature two semi-finals to be held in the weekend of the 25th and 26th of January, the final featuring 6 or 7 entries (3 from each semi and 1 possible jury wildcard, […]

Iceland: Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins Continues in 2013

  Iceland – The Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. Furthermore, the channel will choose the Icelandic entry through the national selection Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins once more. It has not been confirmed yet how many rounds will be held and how many singers will participate. In […]

Eurovison 2012: Betting Odds Shift After Rehearsals

Eurovision 2012 – After the first day’s rehearsals, some betting odds are already changing for the first semifinal. Strong performances from Iceland and Romania (left) have seen their odds cut already, as Greece’s odds decrease after a predictable and lacklustre first rehearsal. Check out the current odds for semifinal 1.

Eurovision 2012 : More of the First Rehearsals

Eurovision 2012 – Three more acts have completed their rehearsals at the Crystal Hall in Baku. We have now had our first sighting of the routines for Iceland, Greece and Latvia. Iceland were very polished and professional.  The special 3D video effects in the background of the acts this year is stunning. Check out videos […]

Iceland: Presents ‘Never Forget’ in English

Iceland – It has been confirmed today that Iceland has changed the language of its entry for this year’s contest. Gréta Mjöll & Jónsi will now sing ‘Never Forget‘ in English, and not Icelandic. A video has been premiered for the first time today showing the new song in English. See what you think to […]

Iceland: Gréta Salóme and Jónsi Win

Iceland – Gréta Salóme and Jónsi have won the Icelandic ticket to Baku 2012 with the song “Mundu eftir mér“. 7 acts fought it out in the Songvakeppni Sjonvarpsins final in Reykyavik, and the winner was decided by a jury and public vote. It is highly expected that the song may be reworked in English […]

Tonight: Hungary, Norway and Iceland Decide

Eurovision 2012 – Eurovision fans will tonight find out 3 more finalists for Baku as Hungary, Norway and Iceland all hold their finals on this Super Saturday. There are also semi-finals in Lithuania and Sweden. All three finals can be seen via Eurovision.tv. Find out more about the events tonight…

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 […]

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