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Meet the last Songvakeppnin finalists

The second semifinal of the Icelandic preselection Songvakeppnin was just concluded and we got the last three finalists who will perform in the Grand Final next week. Aron Brink Daði Freyr Pétursson & Svala will join Arnar & Rakel, Aron Hannes and Runnar Eff in the final run for the Golden ticket to Kyiv. There was also one big surpirse during …

Iceland: Svala – Paper wasn’t meant for Songvakeppni

The second semifinal of the Icelandic national final is on tonight! One of the fan favorites, Svala, will also perform. Svala, what or who did motivate you to apply for Songvakeppnin 2017? The song “Paper” was not originally written for Söngvakeppnin. I wrote it with my husband Einar and our friends Lester Mendez and Lily Elise in Los Angeles where me …

Iceland: Aron Brink – I wanted to be an actor

The second semifinal of the Icelandic preselection is on tomorrow! One of the six acts is charming Aron Brink who will open the show with “Þú hefur dáleitt mig”. Aron, how would you describe yourself in just two short sentences? A red headed boy from Iceland. I love to sing, act and do sports and of course Eurovision! 🙂 Since you’ve been on The Voice, …

Iceland: Linda Hartmanns – Inspiration came when I was in South Africa

Iceland will continue the search for their next representative this Saturday, when six more acts will take the stage. One of them is Linda Hartmanns, who will sing Ástfangin. Linda, how would you describe yourself in just two short sentences? I’m loving and caring, kind, honest and ambitious. I love my kids, husband, family and friends and have so much more love to …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2017 kicked off

The search for the 30th Icelandic hopeful started tonight as Söngvakeppnin kicked off. Tonights show saw six acts perform their songs: Hildur – “Bammbaramm” Erna Mist Pétursdóttir “Skuggamynd” Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir “Til mín” Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir “Heim til þín” Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson “Mér við hlið” Aron Hannes Emilsson “Nótt” Solely the televote decided the three …

Iceland: Hildur – I hope my Eurovision journey ends in Kyiv

Icelandic Söngvakeppnin kicks off tonight and Hildur will be one the six acts performing. Her song is Bammbaramm and for sure it’s not something what we can hear on a daily basis. Here is what she had to say for our website. How would you describe yourself in just two short sentences? A happy musician from Iceland that loves to create. Love music, …

Iceland: Arnar & Rakel – Lets celebrate the diversity

First semi-final of this years Söngvakeppnin is on this Saturday. It will feature six acts and one of them are Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir who will close the show as they were drawn to perform sixth with their beautiful ballad Til mín. Rakel, Arnar, how did you two meet? Who had the idea to apply for Söngvakeppnin 2017? We met in 2010 …

What’s On This Week? 20-26 February

No less than five songs will be chosen this week – and that’s just the start! It’s another busy weekend in Eurovision land with 11 different shows, so let us guide you through the coming seven days across the continent. ?? Friday 24th February – Moldova – O melodie pentru Europa 2017 Semi-Final Moldova kick off their selection and this …

Eurovision 17: News Round-up

The Eurovision Season is gearing up!  This was an eventful week with full of exciting news from the Eurovision World. In this article I will be doing some rounding-up of the main news we had this week and also with some other news from various countries around Europe. Ukraine Last Monday the Ukrainian Broadcaster UAPBC has released the new theme and …

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