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Iceland: Söngvakeppni 2016 artist revealed

The Icelandic broadcaster RUV has announced the list of artists that were chosen to take part in Söngvakeppni 2016, has been revealed. Performers have to have Icelandic citizenship while songwriters that were non-Iceldanic, had to team up with local songwriters in order to be eligible. 260 entries were received and the list was narrowed down to 12 by a special …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2016 Final on 20th February

Icelandic broadcaster have announced that their National Final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will conclude on the 20th of February 2016, after having two semi-finals. Iceland will be celebrating 30 years of Eurovision (1986-2016) in Stockholm, and are eagerly awaiting their first win. Iceland’s best results were achieved in Jerusalem in 1999 and in Moscow in 2009, where Selma …

Iceland: Accepting Songs For Stockholm!

Today the Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, have begin their song search for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The song that they are hoping will return Iceland to the Grand Final, after missing out on the final in 2015. The songs must be performed in Icelandic in Söngvakeppni sjónvarpsins, but the song is not restricted to Icelandic in Eurovision. When submitting the song …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 4

We’ve now seen most of the semi finalists performing, so it’s going to be very interesting to find out how the remaining ones are staged. Once again we are covering everything LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna. So far we’ve had a full run-through of all semi 1 participants and the first set of semi 2.  Today, …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – ICELAND

The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a wide range in taste. They all bring different skills and …

Iceland: Ólafsdóttir 2nd in first round of NF voting

It’s been revealed by RÚV that María Ólafsdóttir – Iceland’s representative in 2015 – was in fact only second overall after the first round of voting in the final. As can be seen in the table below (courtesy of Wikipedia), it was in fact Friðrik Dór who won the first stage of Söngvakeppnin’s final, before Ólafsdóttir surged ahead in the …

Iceland: María Ólafsdóttir wins Söngvakeppnin!

  The Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin has just come to an end – and we have a winner! María Ólafsdóttir is going to Vienna and will represent Iceland with the song Unbroken. In the first round the seven finalists presented their entries. Unlike in the semi finals, not all songs were performed in Icelandic – the competing artists were asked to sing …

Tonight: Super Saturday #2

  Last week we had the first proper Super Saturday of the season – tonight it’s going to be even more intense. Iceland, Italy and Lithuania will make their song selections while Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Sweden will air semi finals. Here’s an overview on everything you need to know for tonight – Streams, participant lists & starting times! Lithuania: …

TONIGHT: Iceland Decide For Vienna

Tonight we will see two songs selected to represent their countries in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, one of which is Iceland. Söngvakeppnin 2015 will begin at 21:00CET. There are seven songs in the running for the Icelandic ticket are: 1. Cadem ‘Fyrir alla’ 2. Sunday ‘Fjaðrir’ 3. Björn og félagar ‘Piltur og stúlka’ 4. María Ólafsdóttir ‘Lítil skref’ 5. Elín Sif …

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