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Iceland: First Semi-final Results!


iceland logoIceland – RUV, the Icelandic broadcaster, started tonight Söngvakeppnin 2016, the national final for Eurovision 2016. Six songs competed and only three made it to the final with 100% televote deciding. Check out the results now!

The show was hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir and Guðrún Dís Emilsdóttir.

Tonight’s line -up was as follows:

  1. Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir – Raddirnar
  2. Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason – Hugurminner
  3. Ingólfur Þórarinsson – Fátækurnámsmaður
  4. Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir & Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir – Égséþig
  5. Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – Óstöðvandi
  6. Sigga Eyrún – Kreisí

All songs are still available here. Tonight Iceland celebrated its 30th year participating in the contest with 1997 Páll Óskar performing a special song, Vinnum þetta fyrirfram, which was written specifically for the occasion; a documentary on Iceland’s first entry ever, 1986’s Gleðibankinn was broadcasted after boy band 101 Boys performed the song. Then the results were announced.

The three songs that qualify to the final are:

  • Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir – Raddirnar
  • Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – Óstöðvandi
  • Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason – Hugurminner

For the other three songs it’s not over yet since the jury will save one of the six songs that didn’t make it in the two semi-finals. The second semi-final is next week!

15 comments on “Iceland: First Semi-final Results!

  1. Happy for Greta,i also expected Karlotta to go through so i was also expecting a wtf result since it’s Iceland and that was Erna and Hjörtur qualifying.Sigga would be a better choice since she was so much fun.

  2. All three are okish… I suppose(?)

  3. As always the most alternative electro sound is out…
    Kreisi will be missed. Hoping for a wildcard !
    My ranking of tonight’s heat :
    1.Kreisi = 8/10
    2.Raddirnar = 8/10
    3.Óstöðvandi = 6/10
    4.Égséþig = 5/10 (Very weak LIVE)
    5.Hugurminner = 4,5/10
    6.Fátækurnámsmaður = 3.5/10 (Thank God it didn’t make a surprise qualifier)

  4. Greta’s performance was really cool lol. Seems like she really wants to win. I just hope she learned from last time and will keep the song in Icelandic.

  5. I was all for Greta being the winner of this semi-final until I saw the staging. Mans shadow effects and Loreen choreography – really?

  6. Greta’s performance was beautiful (and very Måns-inspired :P ) and I expect to see her in Stockholm. The song is just so Icelandic too, I can see Of Monsters and Men singing it. I’m surprised Ingólfur didn’t make it through, normally the Icelandic people eat that stuff up. But please, Greta…KEEP IT IN ICELANDIC. I haven’t seen an English version of it pop up on YouTube like I have with the other songs so I think that’s a good sign.

  7. I am really surprised. My 3 favourites qualified … in ICELAND, where I rarely agree with the results. Just like with all other acts that performed tonight, I will check the live performances tomorrow … or rather later today.

  8. Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir – Raddirnar: Coming from Greta Salome, the song is a tad disappointing. The presentation was pointless. All in all, neither bad nor outstanding. 7/12

  9. Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason – Hugur minn er: A decent song, a tad on the shouty, pompous and dated side. 5/12

  10. Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – Óstöðvandi: I like the song and the staging was classy too. 8/12

  11. Sigga Eyrún – Kreisí: This one wants to be quirky and different but ends up being pretty annoying. 4/12
    The other 2 performances aren’t available at this point.

  12. Greta easily won my super saturday even though she was styled as Kim Richards of Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yeah, let’s hope she has learned her lesson. Mundu eftir mér remains one of my all time favorites.
    Very nice start in Reykjavik. Heja!

  13. Very satisfied by the results ! Actually, Raddirnar was great but Óstöðvandi was a let-down !

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