Tonight, the second semi-final of Iceland’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest took place. We saw the second set of five semi-finalists compete for the last 2 slots in the Grand Final on 12th March in order to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin this May. The show also featured Icelandic singer GDRN covering the 2003 Icelandic entry “Open Your Heart.”
Söngvakeppnin Semi-Final 2 Results
|1||Markéta Irglová||Mögulegt / Possible||Markéta Irglová and Sturla Mio Þórisson||NQ|
|2||SUNCITY & SANNA||Hækkum í botn / Keep it cool||Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson, Valgeir Magnússon, Davíð Guðbrandsson, Sanna Martinez, Anders Eriksson and Marc Caplice||NQ|
|3||Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)||Tökum af stað / Turn This Around||Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)||Qualified|
|4||Katla||Þaðan af / Then Again||Jóhannes Damian Patreksson, Kristinn Óli S. Haraldsson, Hafsteinn Þráinsson and Snorri Beck||Qualified|
|5||Hanna Mia Brekkan and The Astroutourists||Séns með þér / Gemini||Hanna Mia Brekkan, Nína Richter, and Sakaris Emil Joensen.||NQ|
The qualified acts from this week join Stefán Óli and Sigga, Beta and Elín who qualified from the first semi-final last week. Competition organisers had the option to add one more song to the Grand Final line-up, “if it also has a role to play in the finals“. RÚV have selected first semi-finalist Amarosis for this fifth and final spot in the final.
What happens next?
The Söngvakeppnin 2022 Grand Final takes place on 12th March and were supposed to feature a guest performance by Go_A, Ukraine’s ESC 2021 representative. Due to the situation in Ukraine, Go_A are unable to attend and 2021 Sweden representative Tusse will perform at the final instead.
Like what you heard?
The official Söngvakeppnin 2022 album, including the Icelandic, English and karaoke versions of all songs, is available to stream.
Iceland’s Eurovision Journey
Iceland made its debut on the Eurovision stage in 1986, finishing 16th with the song “Gleðibankinn” (Bank of fun) by ICY. In its 33 appearances, Iceland has finished in the top ten an impressive seven times. Iceland’s best result to date is second place, which it has achieved twice. The first time was in 1999, when Selma Björnsdóttir received 146 points for her performance of “All Out of Luck.” The second time was in 2009, with Yohanna singing “Is it True” and receiving 218 points. Iceland’s most recent representative at Eurovision was Daði og Gagnamagnið with the song “10 Years,” finishing fourth with 378 points.
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News Source: RÚV
Photo Source: RÚV