Ég á líf

Iceland reveals Söngvakeppnin dates and line up

Söngvakeppnin 2014 © ruv.is

A total of ten entries were unveiled yesterday when details surrounding the Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin were made known. Both song titles, as well as the names of artists and composers were confirmed. Fans were finally given three more dates to pencil into their calendars, with the news of two semi finals and a final to look forward to.

Björgvin Halldórsson releases acclaimed duets album

Björgvin Halldórsson - Duets © Björgvin Halldórsson

Even prior to his entry Núna for Iceland at the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Björgvin (Bo) Halldórsson was already an established name on the domestic music scene, having had a career from the late sixties. He still enjoys enormous popularity to this day, and his latest project, the album Duet 3, is garnering rave reviews.

Video: Eythor Ingi - Ég Á Líf in an acoustic version

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At the Icelandic press conference today fans and press were entertained with an acoustic version of this year's Icelandic entry; Ég Á Líf performed by Eythor Ingi. That performance can be seen in this video.

Eurovision 2013 day 6: Iceland's second rehearsal

Eyþór Ingi © Tommy Engström/EuroVisionary

Eyþór Ingi gave an immaculate performance with his first rehearsal, ticking off a lot of boxes for many fans with his celtic twinged ballad Ég á Líf. Would he make as strong an impact during the second rehearsals both vocally and visually? We seemed to think so.

Eyþór Ingi to sing Ég á Líf in Icelandic in Malmö

Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson

This year's Icelandic entry Ég á Líf performed by Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson wil be sung in Icelandic in Malmö in May. This will be the first time since 1997 that an entry in Icelandic will grace the Eurovision stage. This was confirmed at a press conference in Reykjavík today.

Iceland sends Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson to Malmö tonight

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Iceland was the latest country to select its entry mere minutes ago, in a final with seven strong candidates and just as many potential winners. Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson was the final choice to carry on a proud Eurovision tradition and defend the Icelandic honour in Malmö.

Iceland's Söngvakeppnin 2013 final : Get to know the participants

Icelandic finalists © ruv.is

Tomorrow, Iceland will select it's 27th representative at the Eurovision Song Contest. The intial line up consisted of twelve contenders, featuring no fewer than two former entrants and four Söngvakeppni veterans. From a total of 240 submitted entries, only seven remain, fighting for the honour of representing their country in Malmö later this year.

Birgitta Haukdal, Svavar Knútur and Hreindís Ylva and Eyþór Ingi to the final in Söngvakeppnin 2013

First Icelandic finalists ©  RÚV

This year's Icelandic selection, Söngvakeppnin 2013 finally got underway tonight and what a way to start proceedings! A number of big names lining up to participate, practically guaranteed a fantastic show for fans, but how would the public decide?

Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2013: First Icelandic heat - Get to know the participants

Icelandic First Heat Acts ©  RÚV

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has now revealed all participants competing in this Friday's first heat of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins. The line up includes both established artists and relative newcomers to the scene. Eurovisionary invites you to take a closer look and to get to know those taking part a little better.

All Icelandic entries now online

Söngvakeppnin 2013 ©  ruv.is

As reported last week, all participants in this year's edition of the Icelandic selection, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins are now confirmed and with a mere twelve days to go, the week began with a preview of this year's entries on the Rás 2 channel.

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