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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 …

Predictions: Televote (Readers) vs. Jury (Team Stockholm) – Semi-Final 1

Your votes have been counted, the results are in and you can stop voting now, Europe and beyond! It’s now time to officially reveal which songs you have predicted to qualify, and how that compares to the rankings of the team here in Stockholm! We were amazed at the response to our poll so thank you very much to all …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2016 Semi-Final 1

After months of preparation, nerve-wracking national selection shows, hours of rehearsals, countless interviews and press meetings, tonnes of partying (there’s room for that at Eurovision t00) and a little dose of sightseeing, the stage is set, the artists are raring to go and we are finally here. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 to begin! …

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