Greta Salóme to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2016!

The 30th edition of Söngvakeppning has just come to an end and we have a winner: Greta Salóme will sing Hear Them Calling at the first semi-final of Eurovision 2016!

This is the second Eurovision participation for the talented singer Greta Salóme, as she represented Iceland at Eurovision 2012 in a duet with Jonsi. They performed “Never Forget” coming 20th at the Grand Final.

Six acts competed at today’s show:

  1. Greta Salóme – Hear Them Calling
  2. Hjörtur Traustason & Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir – I Promised You Then
  3. Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – The Eye Of The Storm
  4. Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson – Ready To Break Free
  5. Elísabet Ormslev – Á ný
  6. Alda Dís Arnardóttir – Now

The winner of Söngavekeppnin 2016 was decided after two voting rounds. In the first one, the six candidates performed their songs and a 50-50 mix of televoting and regional jury selected the two acts which advanced to a superfinal:

  • Greta Salóme – Hear Them Calling
  • Alda Dís Arnardóttir – Now

In the superfinal, both songs were performed again and the overall winner was chosen solely by televoting.

Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir & Guðrún Dís Emilsdóttir were in charge of hosting the show, which featured some guest performances: Sandra Kim (Winner of Eurovision 1986), Loreen (Winner of Eurovision 2012) and former Icelandic participants performing a medley to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Söngvakeppnin.

What do you think about the Icelandic choice for Stockholm?

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016

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