Hatari takes the last running order spot…
Last week, Iceland’s annual song competition for the Eurovision Song Contest moved on with its second qualifying round and subsequently gave us the last two names for Saturday’s Grand Final which will take place at Iceland’s biggest indoor arena, Laugardalshöll, located in Reykjavik.
During the semifinals, the overall combination of the votes from a professional jury and the Icelandic audience votes decided the ones opting for the ticket to Tel Aviv in May but a few hours ago, Icelandic public broadcasting corporation RÚV announced in which order the acts will take the stage on Saturday:
- Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
- Kristina Skoubo – Mama Said
- Tara Mobee – Fighting For Love
- Hera Björk – Moving On
- Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
As revealed after the final, Kristina Skoubo, who did not make it through the combination of the votes from the jury and the audience, was offered the so-called wildcard, thus she will be joining the qualified four acts on stage and will have the chance to compete for the ticket to Tel Aviv.
Furthermore, all five acts, as stated on the contest rules, had to choose the language they want to keep their song sung in case they make it to the contest and so on, Friđrik Ómar and Hatari are the only ones holding the Icelandic version of their track, although it was expected that Ómar would keep the English one.
We are delighted to inform you that Eurovision 2019 runner-up Eleni Foureira will take the stage in Reykjavik and will get to impress not only the Icelandic but the pan-European audience once again as well as last year’s act in Lisbon Ari Ólafsson.
HOW THE WINNER WILL BE DECIDED?
The two songs with the most votes by the public and the jury (50/50) will be put up to battle in a “super-final” where the public will have full power and will decide the winner of the contest. Another change to this year is that in the “super-final” the points from the first round will be carried forward to the “super-final”.
WHEN AND HOW TO WATCH?
The show will take place on Saturday, March 2 at 20:45 CET and you will have the possibility to watch it along with other national final shows on our Multi-Window live viewer.
You can still cast your votes at our official Söngvakkepnin 2019 Grand Final poll and have a say on predicting its winner:
Söngvakeppnin 2019 - Final
|Hatari - Hatrið mun sigra||1041|
|Hera Björk - Eitt andartak||918|
|Friðrik Ómar - Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?||908|
|Tara Mobee - Betri án þín||891|
|Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen - Ég á mig sjálf||843|
Number of voters: 96
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.
Source : RÚV