Semi-final one in Iceland’s Söngvakeppni 2016 is over, and we now know the identities of the first three finalists, who will fight for the Icelandic ticket to Stockholm on February 20th.
After powerful live performances, the Icelandic public voted for Greta Salóme with “”Raddirnar”, Karlotta Sigurðardóttir with “Óstöðvandi” and Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason with “Hugur minn er”. All the acts were overcome with joy, although nobody powerslided the stage, like Friðrik Dór did last year, when he made it to the finals with “Once Again”. And nobody tore their pants (again, Friðrik).
Greta Salóme “Raddirnar”
Karlotta Sigurðardóttir “Óstöðvandi
Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason “Hugur minn er”
Ingólfur Þórarinsson with”Fátækur námsmaður”, Sigga Eyrún with “Kreisí” and EVA “Ég sé þig” failed to qualify.
Tonight’s show was 100% televote. However, after the second semi-final, where three more songs will advance, the jury has an option to play its wild card and send one more song to the finals.
So, the first three songs of a possible seven, will appear on stage again in two weeks in the biggest grand final Iceland has ever seen.
What are your thoughts? Did the Icelandic public vote for the right songs?