Six acts competed in the first semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, but only three — Friðrik Dór, Björn og Félagar and Elín Sif — have advanced to the final on February 14.
First Semi-Final Qualifiers
The first to be called out was Friðrik Dór with the song Í Síðasta Skipti, a powerballad á la Johnny Logan. Frikki was so overwhelmed with joy, that he took a powerslide when entering the stage, and ripped his trousers. That’s called sheer happiness y’all! He also said that he had to stay at his parents’ house the night before the semis, because his girlfriend and daughter came down with the stomach flu, and he didn’t think it would be appropiate to vomit all over Háskólabíó. Sacrifices, sacrifices.
The second act to reach the finals was Björn og Félagar with the song “Piltur og Stúlka”, a Band Aid-esque song about love (what else) from Pétur Örn, who is a familiar face amongst Eurofans, as he’s been a backing vocalist on several occasions, and co-wrote Ég á Líf. Björn is a veteran in music, and has been in the band Nýdönsk, along with Daníel Ágúst (Iceland 1989), for some 30 years.
And last but not least was “Í Kvöld” from “Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir”, a sweet little ballad about a girl slowdancing with her crush. This is quite a historic moment, since Elín is the youngest composer ever to enter the Eurovision stage. She is only 16 years old. Elín Sif was thrilled and surprised when her name was called out. It was obvious, that she did not expect it.
HINEMOA – Þú Leitar Líka Að Mér.
Erna Hrönn – Myrkrið Hljótt
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – Augnablik
The plot will thicken even further next Saturday, when the next three acts will be chosen.
From the six songs that do not advance automatically, one will receive a special “jury wildcard” for the final.
What do y’all think? Do you agree with the nation’s choice? Please comment below.
Piltur og stúlka has got to be the winner!
HINEMOA is my favorite one ,,,,
I’m so happy for Fridrik! 😀 😀 😀
I love both his song and his face haha They better send either him or Sunday. I’m so angry because of Switzerland’s choice right now and if Iceland chooses anyone else,my heart will be frozen.
prefered the one that didnt qualify.
Hope that SUNDAY qualifies in the second semi or else im not supporting iceland this year.
I only sad for Stefania. I predict 2 of 3 act for final.
Friðrik was my #1 in the semi, so Iöm happy for him! <3
I'm sad for Erna and Stefanía, they deserved better.
Björn and company, the unexpected for me.
Elín Sif, she almost had it in the bag after that splendid performance.
I'm so glad that HINEMOA were kicked out of the competition.
For me, the wildcard goes to either Erna or Stefanía.
Gutted that Erna has failed to qualify to the Icelandic final. Just makes you wonder what does the woman have to do to get into the final and actually represent her country at Eurovision. #teamerna #blessyouwoman
Woah, totally expected Stefanía to qualify. Very surprising indeed.
ERNA I STEFANIA NON qualifiers ?! hahaha joke? ! XD
So happy for Fridrik, so sad for Hinemoa.
Hated Erna and don’t understand the hype over Stefania. I liked HINEMOA, but I also liked the three qualifiers (Elin and Fridrik being in my top three and Bjorn being a guilty pleasure). Next week I hope to see Maria (my winner), CADEM, and SUNDAY advance to the final, even though I love Regina and Haukur’s songs too.
i was like this 3 songs but i have choose both songs Elín and Björn og Félagar too and i am from iceland but i was like this songs 🙂
Stefania was Iceland’s chance for their very first win, and she doesn’t even qualify for their final.
She better get the wildcard or else Iceland’s pulled the stupidest National Final move for a long tone.
Stefania was the best by far tonight, she has to get the wildcard.
I hated Ernas song and Stefania (who is leading the poll with that boring ballad) didn’t qualify? Perfect results. I hope none of these 3 get the wildcard.
Wildcard goes to Stefania. Iceland chose poorly tonight I feel.
Stefanía better get that wildcard because if she doesn’t Iceland will have made a massive mistake.
Two of the worst in this semi final qualified and both Stefanía and Erna did not qualify. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ICELAND?