Last Saturday the land of fire and ice gave us the first three finalists of Söngvakeppnin 2017. And on Saturday Iceland will choose the remaining three, completing their national final line-up for Eurovision 2017.
On March 4 six semi-finalists will compete for three spots in the final on 11 March. This weekend artists must sing the Icelandic version of their song. But the six acts that advance to the final in Laugardalshöllin will have the option to perform in English, if the artist and composers intend to sing in English at Eurovision.
The finalists will be determined through a 100% televote system and will be announced in random order.
Söngvakeppnin 2017 semi-final 2 running order
1. Linda Hartmanns – “Ástfangin“
Composer: Linda Hartmanns
Lyrics: Linda Hartmanns and Erla Bolladóttir
2. Daði Freyr – “Hvað með það?“
Composer: Daði Freyr Pétursson
Lyrics: Daði Freyr Pétursson
3. Svala Björgvins – “Ég veit það“
Composers: Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Einar Egilsson, Lester Mendez and Lily Elise
Lyrics: Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Stefán Hilmarsson and Lily Elise
4. Páll Rósinkranz and Kristina Bærendsen – “Ég og þú”
Composer: Mark Brink
Lyrics: Mark Brink
5. Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir – “Treystu á mig“
Composer: Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir
Lyrics: Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir and Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir
6. Aron Brink – “Þú hefur dáleitt mig“
Composers: Þórunn Erna Clausen, Aron Brink and Michael James Down
Lyrics: Þórunn Erna Clausen, Aron Brink and William Taylor
This semi-final consists mostly of newbies, with the only veteran, Páll Rósinkranz, neatly placed in the second half of the show.
As in the last show RÚV has mixed the songs up in a fairly reasonable way when it comes to genres. The show starts with a romantic ballad and ends with a tropical feel. A good mix of electronica, romance and quiet pop fills the space between.
Semi-Final 2 did not make as much of an impact on the Icelandic Wiwi Jury as Semi-Final 1 did. However, Svala — the act that impressed the jury members the most — will sing in Semi-Final 2, so it will be interesting to see whether the Icelandic public agrees with that.
When and how to watch
Semi-Final 2 of Söngvakeppnin 2017 starts at 20:45 CET. You can watch it through RÚV’s website. Just press the “Í beinni” text in the upper right corner and you are good to go.
Who are you most excited to see on stage? Who do you think will qualify to the final? Tell us in the comments below.