If wiwibloggs readers have it right, then Birgitta Haukdal will win Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2013, Iceland’s national selection. In our poll she earned 35% of all votes for her song “Meðal Andanna”, placing her well ahead of second-place finisher Magni Ásgeirsson.

Poll Results

1. Birgitta Haukdal with “Meðal Andanna”: 56 votes, 34.57%

2. Magni Ásgeirsson with “Ekki Líta Undan”: 33 votes, 20.37%

3. Jógvan Hansen & Stefanía Svavarsdóttir with “Til þín”: 24 votes, 14.81%

4. Svavar Knútur Kristinsson & Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm with “Lífið Snýst”: 17 votes, 10.49%

5. Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf”: 14 votes, 8.64%

5. Unnur Eggertsdóttir with “Ég Syng!”: 14 votes, 8.64%

7. Haraldur Reynisson with “Vinátta”: 4 votes, 2.47%

We’re not really into Iceland’s options this year. Are you? What do you think of Birgitta’s song? Who do you want to see win?

Birgitta performs during the semi-finals in Iceland:

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8 years ago

It feels like a choice between genres rather than the actual songs, because none of them seem to offer anything more; We just fall back on vague prejudices about what style we usually prefer or imagine others will prefer.

I wonder how much conviction people voted with.

They each have good points, but repeated listens have not yet brought me any further reward or insight. I’m just going to wait for them to choose a winner before I invest any more attention.

I was amused by the 70s era TV theme music for the contest.

8 years ago

I am hoping for Unnur Eggertsdóttir with “Ég Syng!” or Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf”. Brigitta’s song is good – and would have done well a few years ago – but not today.