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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 …

Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson: I’m energetic and happy

We continue to bring you exclusive interview with Eurovision hopefulls from all around the continent. Today, we are also having a stop at Iceland as we had a chat with Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson. Rúnar, how would you describe yourself in just two short sentences? – Energetic: I always have atleast 3 balls in the air at the same time. 🙂 Happy: I …

Iceland: RUV reveals their entries for Söngvakeppnin 2017

This evening Iceland revealed the entries for the upcoming Söngvakeppnin. These are the following : Linda Hartmanns – Ástfangin (Obvious Love) (Linda Hartmanns & Erla Bolladóttir) Hildur – Bammbaramm (Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir) Svala Björgvinsdóttir – Ég veit það (Paper) (Einar Egilsson, Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Lester Mendez & Lily Elise) Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir – Heim til þín (Get Back Home) (Júlí Heiðar …

Iceland: National Final scheduled for 11th March, Artists to be revealed on 20th January

The Icelandic public broadcaster, RUV, has annonced more information about the upcoming Söngvakeppnin. It was announced that like previous years their will be 2 semi-finals and the final night. During the final 2 super finalists will be choosen using 50% professional jury & 50% televoting and the winner will be decided by televoting. The dates of the shows are as follows: …

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 …

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