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TONIGHT: Five countries decide for Tel Aviv, final line-up in Melfest confirmed

Can #YOU believe it? We are already at the penultimate weekend of the national selection season, but what a bumper few weeks we are expecting, with 24 songs still to come for this year’s contest. Tonight will see five of these songs confirmed as the selection processes hot up across Europe. There’s also the small matter of Andra Chansen in …

Iceland: Who should win Söngvakeppnin 2019?

Do #YOU want hate to prevail, or are #YOU fighting for love? Five contestants are left in tonight’s Söngvakeppnin 2019, and having seen them being put through their paces in two Semi-Finals, we want to know who #YOU would love to see represent Iceland at Eurovision 2019! Make sure to vote in our poll below and we’ll reveal your favourite …

New plagiarism accusation in Iceland? Friðrik Ómar vs Rihanna

Eagle eyed Eurovision fans and some local press in Iceland have picked up on a striking similarity between Friðrik Ómar entry for Söngvakeppnin 2019, “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”, and a single from Rihanna’s last album. The Icelandic entry has some startling similarities to the track “Love on the Brain”, from Rihanna’s 2016 album “Anti”, including a near-identical chord progression …

Call Me Mobee: Tara and Friðrik Ómar progress from Söngvakeppnin 2019 Semi-Final 2

Newcomer Tara Mobee and Eurovision veteran Friðrik Ómar emerged victorious from Söngvakeppnin 2019 Semi-Final 2 to make it to the March 2, 2019 Superfinal, where they will face off against industrial act Hatari and another Eurovision veteran in Hera Björk. Mobee, decked out in gold, translated “Betri án þín” to the stage convincingly, giving the multi-faceted and passionate display that some felt was …

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 …

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