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TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Iceland: Our reviews of the Söngvakeppnins 2019 entries – Semi-Final 2

Iceland’s second semi-final takes place on Saturday, with the final five entries presented to the Icelandic public and jury. Just two will go through to the final on March 2nd, but who should it be? James and Sean peruse the final five entries to be performed… Elli Grill, Skadi, Glymur – Jeijo, keyrum alla leid James – 0 – “ESCUnited …

Iceland: First 2 acts to the final!

The Eurovision fever is currently spreading throughout all of Europe, and so it does on Iceland. The first Semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2019 has just concluded. With only 10 songs competing in the Icelandic national final this year, you’d think that it might be easiest to hold one grand final with 10 songs, but no, Iceland wants the Eurovision fever to last …

Iceland: Our reviews of the Söngvakeppnin 2019 entries – Semi-Final 1

Iceland’s perennial selection Söngvakeppnin kicks off once again this evening as five acts will take to the stage to fight for a slot at Eurovision 2019. With an interesting array of styles in this year’s show, which act will prevail? Here’s what myself and James thought of the first batch… Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra James – 5 – “The national …

Söngvakeppnin contestants Hatari challenge Israeli PM Netanyahu to a wrestling match

BDSM techno art group and Söngvakeppnin contestants Hatari threw down an interesting gauntlet today by challenging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a wrestling match on May 19, 2019 in Tel Aviv’s Magen David Square. In a statement read on Iceland’s Rás 2 radio this morning, a spokesman for Hatari read out a statement issuing the unusual challenge to a match of …

Israel: Shalva withdraws, Icelandic Eurovision contestant slammed for anti-Semitic remarks

Iceland’s representative for Eurovision 1997, Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, caused controversy yesterday when he made remarks considered to be anti-Semitic in an interview with radio station Rás 1. A leading voice in Iceland in the boycott of Iceland’s participation in Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Hjálmtýsson, who performed as Paul Oscar with 20th placed “Minn histi dans” in 1997, made comments that many …

Söngvakeppnin 2019 | Iceland Song Reaction & Top 10

It hasn’t really gone Iceland’s way these last couple of years, failing to qualify to the final every year since 2014, so hopefully, these changes will change that.   These are the 10 names for the Icelandic national final (Alphabetical order): Daníel Óliver – Samt ekki (Not yet) Elli Grill, Skaði & Glymur – Jeijó, keyrum alla leið (Jeijó, we …

Iceland in Eurovision: All songs from 1986-2018 – Reaction

Matt is reacting to all Icelandic songs, starting in 1986, all the way up to 2018. Let’s talk about Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Iceland first entered the contest in 1986 and has taken part a total of 31 times. That includes two second places but they are still waiting for their first win. Let’s stroll down memory lane …

Lisbon LIVE: Day 1 Rehearsals – Live Blog

Bom dia! We are here! After a hectic morning (Eurovision never starts smoothly) we at #escYOUnited are in the press centre and ready to go! Today will be the first day of rehearsals from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia and Bulgaria and as I’m sure you agree there are already some big rehearsals so don’t …

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