In just over two weeks, Söngvakeppnin 2016 will kick off, searching for Iceland‘s representative for Stockholm. The national final is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and will feature guest performances from Sandra Kim and Loreen. But what about the 12 competing acts? Who should follow in María Ólafs’ golden footsteps? Have your say in our poll!
After listening to all of the entries be sure to vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only submit your votes ONE time, so make it count.
Alda Dís Arnardóttir “Augnablik” (Moments)
Elísabet Ormslev “Á ný” (Again)
Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason “Hugur minn er” (My mind is)
Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius “Ótöluð orð” (Unspoken words)
Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir & Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir “Ég sé þig” (I see you)
Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir “Raddirnar” (The voices)
Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson “Óvær” (Uneasy)
Ingólfur Þórarinsson “Fátækur námsmaður” (A broke student)
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Augnablik!!! Honestly, if it were picked it would most likely remain in my top 5 throughout eurovision season.
Greta is an amazing performer and has a very lovely song. I would be very happy if this represents Iceland. And I would prefer it to stay in Icelandic, since too much countries have English songs. However, judging by Never Forget, Greta’s translation skills are way above average and I know that English song would be good too.
Greta Salome’s song reminds me of Monsters of Men – I love it!
“SPRING YFIR HEMINN”
The best songs
Raddirnar speaks to me. Greta is a great performer so I imagine she’ll win
For me Erna and Magnus did something that a very few songs can do and that something is making you feel the lyrics even though you dont understand any of them, but I think Gretta is already in Stockholm
Ingólfur’s song is the best! It’s really catchy and cheers me up every time I hear it. 🙂 Elísabet is my second favourite.
Greta, now doubt.
Greta and Alda dis!
Greata all the way. Best song in my opinion
ELÍSABET ORMSLEV “Á NÝ” is the only song that is good enough to be in eurovision ,and it would be amazing if they let the song in icelandic,beautiful..
I honestly love or like pretty much all of these songs. My standouts: – Alda Dís Arnardóttir (I’ve loved Alda prior to ESC so I might be biased) -Elísabet Ormslev -Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius -Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir -Ingólfur Þórarinsson -Karlotta Sigurðardóttir -Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson The only ones I dislike are Pálmi Gunnarsson and Sigga Eyrún. I hated Sigga’s song in 2014 too which made it to the superfinal so I’m hoping we don’t see a repeat of this. But out of my standouts it’s really hard for me to pick a winner, I love them… Read more »
This year the nordic countries seem to bea bit weak. Probably Iceland won’t go to the final. Denmark and Norway maybe get a bottom position. Finland depends on the song. Let’s see Sweden …
For me TOP 3 songs are
actually I’m not a fan of Greta, but I want her to win, because the song is absolutely triumphant.
Ostodvandi is really good, a ny (wrote by Greta) isn’t bad either.
Crazy for Kreisi, but also keen on Ostodvandi. Pretty sure at least half of the Greata Salome votes are literally Greta Salome votes rather than fans of the song, which to me is a bit middle of the pack, but could be wrong.
Poor effort from Iceland, usually in my top 10 every year :'(
Alda by a mile, her English version ‘Now’ sounds excellent too