Iceland has failed to make it to the Eurovision final for four years in a row. But the small island up in the north is resilient and has launched the search for their representative in Tel Aviv for 2019. Söngvakeppnin 2019 consists of two semifinals and one final, where the winner will be declared by a 50% televote and 50% jury vote.
The first semi-final will take place February 9 in Háskólabíó. Five acts will compete for two spots in the final, which takes place in Laugardalshöllin on March 2.
With the running order set, we want to know: Who do you think should win the first semi? And which of the acts should go on to the final? You can have your say in our poll!
The competing songs for Söngvakeppnin have been released both in Icelandic and in English. As they will be sung in Icelandic in the semi-finals, we’re only showing the Icelandic versions for this poll. Of course, you can listen to the English versions here. (Note that two songs only have an Icelandic version — Hatari’s “Hatrið mun sigra” and Elli Grill and co with “Jeijó, keyrum alla leið” — so there are only 8 songs on this playlist).
Below you can listen to all of their videos. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to click next to both of the acts you want to see in the final before pressing submit.
Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra”
Þórdís Imsland – “Nú og hér”
Daníel Óliver – “Samt ekki”
Kristina Skoubo – “Ég á mig sjálf”
Hera Björk – “Eitt andartak”
Who should qualify from Semi-Final 1 of Söngvakeppnin 2019?
Who should qualify? And who do you think will qualify? Let us know down below!