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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV put an end to speculation yesterday by releasing the full details of all writers, composers and most importantly all artists that will make up the twelve competing entries in this year's Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins.
Tonight, Iceland decided its representative for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Seven acts competed in Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins and Jónsi and Greta Salóme won the Icelandic ticket to Baku. Former Eurovision participants Páll Óskar and Hera Björk performed as special guests during the show.
The third and last heat before the grand final on 11 February of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins took place this evening. The last three acts have been chosen and with Magni Ásgeirsson, Greta Salóme, Heiða & Guðrún Árný and Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld, the line-up for the national final is now complete.
This Saturday will see the last of the three regulary heats in this year's Söngvakeppnin Sjónvarpsins, with the final on the 11th of February drawing closer. It's time for us to become better acquainted with the last bunch of hopefuls fighting for the last two tickets to the final.