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.
Following the changes made by RÚV to the Söngvakeppnin format, tonight saw the second heat of the national selection take place. Last night's preliminary heats saw some major upsets, with both Magni and Jóhanna failing to bag one of the three spots in the final.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has now revealed all participants competing in this Saturday's second heat of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins. With both firm favourites and relative newcomers to the scene featured in the line up, 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.