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.
From each semi-final, with 5 participants each, two acts will qualify through televoting. After all three semi-finals, a professional jury will select two songs out of all the non-qualifiers to join the televoting winners in the final, which will see 8 songs battling for the victory.
Furthermore, it has also been confirmed that the final will take place on 11 February. The dates of the semi-finals were not announced, as Iceland tends to hold the final two weeks after the semis instead of one week.
Sjonni’s Friends represented Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. The group made it through to the final, but only ended 20th there, with 61 points.
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