Söngvakeppnin 2017 semi final 2
Söngvakeppnin 2017 semi final 2

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.

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#SPREADtheJOY
#SPREADtheJOY
3 years ago

Aron Brink has the best song of tonight. It’s all about the happiness and joy.
He is a good singer and the song is the catchiest one! Good luck boy!

brunowskii
brunowskii
3 years ago

Iceland should stop this year’s messy Songväkepnnin and send Greta again…

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

We need color, light and joy, so Svala can stay at home 🙂 Aron is what we need 😀 Such a catchy tune

International observer
International observer
3 years ago

Vote Svarla! Please vote. This contest needs a good song

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

My favorite is Aron Brink and his draw is great. If he is good live, I think he will certainly pass.

KYLLITO
KYLLITO
3 years ago

SVALA for the win!!! Easily the best song from both semi-finals.

Thomasfan22
Thomasfan22
3 years ago

My favourite (Linda) has such a horrible draw 🙁
Hope she will qualify anyway!

Austrian Ari
Austrian Ari
3 years ago

Svala could not ask for a better line-up to outshine everybody else. Still undecided between her and Arnar & Rakel, though. However, if both of them are going to switch to English, the choice becomes very clear to me. In my opinion, Svala’s English version is much stronger, whereas Arnar & Rakel’s loses a lot of impact for me, if not kept in Icelandic.