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The second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin concludes with Daughters of Reykjavík and Katla advancing to the final!

On top of an already busy day in the Eurovision bubble, this weekend the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin occurred, with the final five artists taking to the stage for the chance to perform in the final. Tonight’s show featured all five entries in their Icelandic version as is customary for the semi-final round. The running order for the semi was …

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV reveals the ten songs and artists for Söngvakeppnin 2022!

Iceland was originally set to announce their Eurovision hopefuls for Söngvakeppnin in January, but COVID restrictions required RÚV to delay their announcement to today. The delay has also moved the show dates of Söngvakeppnin back a week so that the semi-finals are occurring on February 26th and March 5th, and the grand final happening on March 12th. Managing director Rúnar …

New plagiarism accusation in Iceland? Friðrik Ómar vs Rihanna

[AdSense-B] Eagle eyed Eurovision fans and some local press in Iceland have picked up on a striking similarity between Friðrik Ómar entry for Söngvakeppnin 2019, “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”, and a single from Rihanna’s last album. The Icelandic entry has some startling similarities to the track “Love on the Brain”, from Rihanna’s 2016 album “Anti”, including a near-identical chord …

Iceland: Petition for Robbie Rotten in Kiev gathers pace

For one Eurovision fan in particular, Iceland could very easily say “We Are Number One” in 2017 by choosing one artist in particular – Stefán Karl Stefánsson, better known as the Icelandic children’s show LazyTown’s Robbie Rotten. You read that correctly. After the latter part of 2016 saw the children’s TV villain’s song “We Are Number One” gain rapid popularity …

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 …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin songs released!

Today RÚV has released all 12 songs that are in the running for the Icelandic ticket to Vienna. They were played during the morning show Morgunútgafan and are now available on the official site of the broadcaster. The Icelandic national final Söngvakeppnin consists of two semi finals. The first semi will take place on 31 January – the second one …

Iceland: Participants announced

The 12 competing artists and their songs in Söngvakeppnin 2015 have been revealed by the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. Amongst the artists is Regína Ósk, who represented Iceland in Eurovision 2008 as part of Eurobandið. The artists taking part and vying to represent the Nordic island in 2015 are as follows; Bjarni Lárus Hall – Brotið gler Björn og félagar – …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin dates announced

Today, details regarding the Icelandic preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 have been revealed. A grand total of 258 songs were submitted to the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. 12 of them have been picked to compete in the televised semi finals. There will be two semis with six songs each. The first semi will take place on 31 January and …