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39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin dates announced

Today, details regarding the Icelandic preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 have been revealed. A grand total of 258 songs were submitted to the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. 12 of them have been picked to compete in the televised semi finals. There will be two semis with six songs each. The first semi will take place on 31 January and …

Söngvakeppni 2015

Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, has announced the start of their search, ready for their national final, Söngvakeppni. They are asking for songs to be submitted by the 20th October, and the national final will be broadcast in February 2015, final date to be confirmed. Iceland have used Söngvakeppni since 1986, and after having chosen Yohanna and her beautiful ballad “Is It …

Interview with Pollapönk (Iceland) after their first rehearsal

We caught with the Icelandic band Pollapönk after their first rehearsal and they were more than happy to talk about their song and things in store for them. You can listen to the Interview below, they also give an insight into how they came up with the costumes. [vsw id=”kVr_nrfVdMA” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]

Iceland: Pollapönk to represent Iceland.

Congratulations to Pollapönk who will be representing Iceland this year at the Eurovision song contest 2014 in Copenhagen! [vsw id=”42k8HEn3DcE” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   What are your thoughts, How will Iceland fair in the 2014 contest? Share your thoughts below and join our Forum to discuss this with hundreds of Eurovision fans from around the world.

Iceland: Semi Final 2 results & Wildcards

5 Songs were fighting for one of the two Final spots in Iceland and the two lucky acts advancing are Pollapönk  with “Enga fordóma” and F.U.N.K.  with  “Þangað til ég dey” Two entries were already selected last week and wo more wildcards will join the final lineup. The Grand Finale takes place Saturday, February 15th.   Listen to the two Qualifiers below. …

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 …

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