Daði Freyr, Iceland's entrant for Eurovision 2020 has found his way in the United Kingdom's charts with his song, "Think About Things," moving up to number 34 out of 100. But the Icelandic musician isn't the only Eurovision artist to make it into the UK's top 100 charts. The song was played on BBC Radio 1, with DJ Scott Mills (who also provides commentary for the BBC at the Eurovision Semi Finals) thinking that the song would have won, and describing it as a banger, saying th
Since Australia joined the competition, the EBU made one condition clear: If Australia wins, the festival must be held in a European country. From that moment on, there were doubts as to which country would do it and many people dared to place their bets. Now, Australia has dispelled those doubts, announcing who would organize the contest the following year in the event that they win Eurovision in a future: Iceland. According to the Icelandic newspaper Viðskiptablaðið, Icelan
Söngvakeppnin is song competition, organised by the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV, to find the next representative for Iceland at Eurovision.
After long journey with two semi-finals, a final and a super final, we have finally found our winner and it is Daði & Gagnamagnið with their song "Think About Things". Daði & Gagnamagnið and DIMMA both advanced to the super final, where they had the chance to perform their songs again, but it was Daði & Gagnamagnið who came out on top. 1 .
One of the more interesting national selection's for Eurovision 2020 is here and has already started! Last year, Hatari were the winners of Söngvakeppnin, and they made a good impact in Tel Aviv, getting Iceland their first top 10 result since 2009. Söngvakeppnin 2020 has had their first show out of three to chose their candidate to represent Iceland in Rotterdam in May. Semi one took place tonight, and now we have the results! Running order for Semifinal one: 1. Kid Isak - “
Iceland is a country that takes Eurovision serious, but isn't a country that fans usally put the spotlight on. After Hatari's big success in this years edition, the spotlight has changed a lot for the little island in northern Europe. Hatari's popularity has made Söngvakeppnin even more popular and that is shown by how many songs were sent in to the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. Earlier this fall they confirmed their participation, on September 12th. At the same time they decide
We are on day five of the rehearsals where fifteen countries will sing today, in a bit to update their performances, and fine tune how they will be portrayed on screen. The countries that will be rehearsing today will only have twenty minutes today, as opposed to the forty that they have been accustomed too. Next up this afternoon was Hatari with, "Mun Sigra". Hatari consists of vocalists Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan and Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson, and producer and drummer
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has revealed the full voting results for Söngvakeppnin 2019. The voting was composed of two rounds - the first round saw a ten member international jury and the Icelandic public voting for their favourite out of all five acts. The two acts with the highest score went on to the superfinal, with the winner being decided by 100% public vote. The members of the international jury: Azerbaijan – Konstantin Hudov – Head of Press Belgium – Birgit Simal – TV
Tonight we saw the first semi final Söngvakeppnin 2019. A total of five acts performed, with two acts qualifying directly to the final. The results were determined by a mix of 50% televote and 50% jury vote. The five acts taking part in semi final 1 were: Hatari – "Hatrið mun sigra" - QUALIFIED Hera Björk – "Eitt andartak" - QUALIFIED Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen – "Ég á mig sjálf" Þórdís Imsland – "Nú og hér" Daníel Óliver – "Samt ekki" Hera Björk and Hatari were the top two sc
The broadcaster for Iceland RÚV, has announced that a total number of 132 songs have been submitted to the channel for the Eurovision 2019 season, in a bid to be the winner of Söngvakeppnin 2019. The deadline closed earlier this week, with the national broadcaster revealing today that the country had received a total of 132 songs. It is now up to a specialist panel to decide which songs should make up the countries national final. There has been slight changes to proceedings
Last week Iceland announced despite calls and rumours that the broadcaster would boycott the contest taking place in Israel that they will indeed compete, and today they have announced their selection format Söngvakeppnin will be used once more. RUV announced the semi finals will be taking place on February 9th and 16th, with the final taking place on March 2nd 2019, however this year only five songs will be taking part in each heat as opposed to the usual six per heat, this