After bringing the Fuego to the Eurovision stage last year, Eleni Foureira has travelled around Europe performing her fiery banger. And her next project is to mix that fire with the ice of Iceland.  

Just a few days ago RÚV announced the ten candidates in the running for flying the Icelandic flag in Tel Aviv. Today the national broadcaster announced that none other than Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira will be performing at Söngvakeppnin’s grand final on March 2.

Lagið Fuego í flutningi Eleni Foureira / ????? ???????? hreppti 2. sætið í keppninni í Lissabon í fyrra en það hefur…

Posted by RÚV on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Eleni’s “Fuego” might not have taken the trophy to Cyprus but she sure made an impact all over Europe. Iceland was no exception, as “Fuego” ended up being the most played Eurovision 2018 song in the country last year.

With her coming performance, Eleni joins a growing number of former Eurovision participants that have visited the island up in the north in relation to Söngvakeppnin. Back in 2016 RÚV celebrated Iceland’s 30-year anniversary at Eurovision with 1986 winner Sandra Kim and 2012 winner Loreen as special performers, and they have been following the tradition since.

But that isn’t the only announcement RÚV has made lately, as they announced a new stage design for Söngvakeppnin 2019 last week.

This year’s stage was designed by a team of four Icelandic designers that got their inspiration from columnar basalt, a geological formation very common in Iceland. The stage will consist of both LED screens and LED lights, with the screens set up like pillars. The idea is that the screens will give the audience the feel that the contestants are surrounded by basalt columns.

Every technical aspect of the show will be of the highest quality, as RÚV has taken up the same graphic processing system that has been used in Eurovision for some years now. They also have a new sound system that gives the sound engineers better control and makes all mixing easier for them.

With both the news about Eleni’s performance, the stage design and with the improved technological aspect, it’s clear that RÚV is going all in when it comes to this year’s Söngvakeppnin.

Are you excited to see Eleni Foureira perform in Iceland? Do you have any thoughts about the new stage design? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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brunowskii
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brunowskii

Iceland really needs some fuego…. maybe it can melt so cold and boring songs

Otto
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Otto

Omg!! We need Eleni at UMK in Finland too!

Aris
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Aris

Queen of Europe!
Yeah yeah fire #Fuego

Polegend Godgarina
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She’s basically touring national finals lmao

Khan
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Khan

And headlining pride festivals all around Europe. Shes done 10X more than Netta or any other 2018 performers.

Qw34ty
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Qw34ty

What are you talking about? Netta performed at many pride festivals last year, she also went on tour and she even had a tv appearance in America – she hasn’t been hiding under a rock.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

In other news, Isac Elliot turned down representing Finland. 🙁 They apparently asked a couple of big/relatively big names who all said no until the got to Darude.

Polegend Godgarina
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GOOD. He’s talentless, Robin Packalen should be asked instead.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Says the due who thinks France made the right choice choosing the most talentless act ever. That’s rich.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Oh, and unfortunately, Robin also turned it down.

Dani
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Dani

Hatari deserves to represent Iceland this year, but I don’t really trust Iceland on this. They will probably end up playing safe and send either Hera or Omar.

Lilja
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Lilja

I reaaaally hope we won’t send a boring ballad again . I will vote for Hatari!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I hope Eleni sings live and Hatari wins the competition with 100% of the votes.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Hatari has the only sure qualifying song…the rest are either no or maybes.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Exactly. That’s why I don’t see how even 1% could go to another act. lol

Lilja
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Lilja

There was a poll on an Icelandic news website that was asking who should win Söngvakeppnin. Hatari has 45% of the votes. Hopefully that will also happen in the contest.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Wonderful! Is it known what kind of a jury/which jury members Iceland will have? Hopefully they won’t screw it up.

Lilja
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Lilja

I haven’t heard anything. Hopefully they won’t screw it up