Semi-final one of Söngvakeppnin 2017 starts this evening in Iceland, when six acts will do battle for three places in the final on March 11. For the past week our readers have been voting for their favourites, and now it is time to announce the results. Who are y’all feeling?
With 788 votes cast in total in the poll, we can now reveal that Erna Mist Pétursdóttir has come out on top with her atmospheric ballad “I’ll Be Gone/ Skuggamynd“. Erna Mist received 201 votes, over 25% of all counted.
Our Wiwi jury really liked Erna Mist too, as she came in second overall with a score of 6.67/10. As wiwiblogger Luis gushed:
“What a delicious voice Erna has! She turns everything into magic. I just love how the song grows from the lower tones to the big chorus. It’s like a stairway to heaven!”
The fight for runner-up was a close one, but Aron Hannes managed to secure second place with his tropical club banger “Tonight/Nótt“.
He earned 184 votes, or just over 23% of the total. “Tonight/Nótt” was another hit with the wiwi jury, coming third with a score of 6.47/10. Wiwiblogger Dayana praised the quality of Aron’s song and loved how it “diversifies the Icelandic national selection.”
In third place is Hildur with “Bammbaramm“, who received 171 votes, 21% of the total cast.
Hildur scored 6.03 with the wiwi jury, but that is not to say that she had a lack of fans. Wiwiblogger Kristin wrote that “Bammbaramm” is “nothing but refreshing in its fun loving beat and Hildur’s vocals are flawless”.
As there are only three spaces in the final up for grabs in each semi-final, this means that our readers expect to see Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson and Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir, Rúnar Eff and Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir crash out of the competition. Y’all are tough.