Hera Björk and Hatari have made it through to Söngvakeppnin’s Grand Final on March 2, the remaining two available spots will be decided next week.
Tonight, Iceland’s annual song competition for the Eurovision Song Contest kicked off with its first qualifying round and as usual, RÚV did not let the fans down by just having delivered an exciting show. After all, two acts would have to advance to the grand final which will take place on the 2nd of March at their biggest indoor arena in Reykjavik, Laugardalshöll.
Five acts performed on stage at tonight’s show but it was the overall combination of the votes from a professional jury and the Icelandic audience votes which decided the ones still opting for the ticket to Tel Aviv in May, take a look at the qualifiers below (in bold):
- Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
- Hera Björk – Eitt Andartak / Moving On
Kristina Skoubo – Ég á mig sjálf / Mama Said Þórdís Imsland – Nú og hér / What Are You Waiting For? Daníel Óliver – Samt ekki / Licky Licky
Four acts will make up the final line-up and it is yet to be decided the last two available places competing for the prize. Organizers will keep the right to pick a wildcard if deemed, though. This will be made public after the second semi-final if the need arises.
You can still cast your votes at our official Söngvakkepnin 2019 poll for its second semi-final:
Söngvakeppnin 2019 - Semi-final 2
|Tara Mobee - Betri án þín||171|
|Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir - Helgi||162|
|Friðrik Ómar - Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?||157|
|Ívar Daníels - Þú bætir mig||146|
|Elli Grill, Skaði, Glymur - Jeijó, keyrum alla leið||138|
Number of voters: 18
The winner of Söngvakeppnin 2019 will compete in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, more specifically the second half of the first semi-Fsnal as drawn at the Allocation Draw which took place a few days ago in Tel Aviv.