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Iceland : RUV publish next 5 participating entries of Söngvakeppnin 2014

The Icelandic national broadcaster RUV have published the next 5 participating entries which will take part at the 2014 Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin. The next semi final takes place this Saturday February 8th. Five acts compete in each semi-final with qualifiers to the grand final be chosen by public televoting. A 50/50 process (Jury / public televoting) will decided the 2 …

Iceland: Semi Final 1 results

5 Songs were fighting for one of the two Final spots in Iceland and the two lucky acts moving on are Greta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir with”Eftir eitt lag” and Gissur Páll Gissurarson with “Von”. They will be joined by two more songs from the second Semi which will take place next week. The Final is scheduled for February 15th. Listen to …

Big Saturday: Seven Shows – One Night #JoinUs

Tonight seems to be the unofficial beginning of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest National Final Season! For the last few months countries have been whittling songs down and selecting entries for the upcoming contest which will be held in Copenhagen in May. But, tonight is where we will see a number of songs being selected, as well as a number …

Iceland : RUV publish first 5 participating entries of Söngvakeppnin 2014

The Icelandic national broadcaster RUV have published the first 5 participating entries which will take part at the 2014 Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin. In total there will be 3 shows (2 semi-finals and 1 final). Five acts will compete in each semi-final with qualifiers to the grand final be chosen by public televoting.  A 50/50 process (Jury / public televoting) will …

Iceland – National Final February 15th

The Icelandic national broadcaster RUV has announced the names of the 10 contestants who will compete in the 2014 Icelandic national selection (Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins). In total there will be 3 shows (2 semi-finals and 1 final). The two semi-finals are scheduled to be held on February the 1st and the 8th with the grand final being held on the 15th. …

Flashback Friday featuring Selma: “Always shoot for the moon. If you miss you´ll land among the stars”

When you think of Iceland in Eurovision, you immediately think of Selma, who represented her country with two promising and memorable entries. In 1999 her song “All out of Luck, a favorite for the win, reached the 2nd place. in 2005 Selma entered with “If I Had Your Love” and to everybody’s surprise did not make it to the final, …

Rehearsals – Day 3 Interviews

ESC United talked to the acts that had their first rehearsals today. They will be performing in the first half of Semi Final 2 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. The Semi Final will take place exactly next Thursday so let’s get to know them a little better. Unfortunately we were unable to talk to Valentina from San …

The 2013 “Expert” Panel – ICELAND

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Hera Björk (Iceland 2010) at theViña del Mar International Song Contest

Hera Björk who represented Iceland at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo became one of the six finalist in the prestigious Viña del Mar International Song Contest. She is going to perform “Because You Can”. The biggest music festival in Latin American will take place February 24 to March 1. Some big names are scheduled to perfom including Elton …

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