After two semi-finals, Iceland is ready to choose their representative for 2019. And now RÚV has announced the running order for Söngvakeppnin 2019.

The running order is set up by RÚV’s producers and they have decided to start the five-song show with Friðrik Ómar‘s “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”. The grand final performances will close with Hatari‘s “Hatrið mun sigra”.

One can wonder what lies behind starting the show with speculations about being able to love and end it with hate prevailing. But as there has been no official statement about how the running order was decided, we can only speculate.

In between, Kristina performs her sassy number “Mama Said”, Tara Mobee keeps on “Fighting For Love” and Iceland’s Eurovision queen Hera Björk keeps “Moving on”.

RÚV has also announced that none other than Eurovision Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand will attend the final.

This will be his first time attending Söngvakeppnin, but he has been travelling around Europe this season. The Eurovision boss previously appeared in France and Germany’s national finals.

Last year’s runner-up, Eleni Foureira, will also appear at the grand final. She will perform her banger “Fuego” at the show.

There has been no news about a second interval act, but it is likely that last year’s winner Ari Ólafsson will make an appearance to perform “Our Choice”. However, since 2016 RÚV has always invited two special foreign guests to perform in the final, so we can only wait and see if there will be a secret guest.

Söngvakeppnin 2019 – running order

  1. “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” – Friðrik Ómar
  2. “Mama Said” – Kristina Bærendsen
  3. “Fighting For Love” – Tara Mobee
  4. “Moving On” – Hera Björk
  5. “Hatrið mun sigra” – Hatari

The grand final of Söngvakeppnin 2019 will take place on Saturday 2 March, in Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavík.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the running order will have any special affect? What song is your favourite? Tell us in the comment section below. 

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ruby
ruby
1 year ago

Don’t matter who wins, but about HATARI remember they are against Israel, i don’t want to think about if they wins and see political notices in ESC :/

Am.casablancas
Am.casablancas
1 year ago

I’m so excited for HATARI, so cool to see them close the show.

Kat
Kat
1 year ago

So what do you guys think about betting odds ?

quint
quint
1 year ago
Reply to  Kat

Hope the real results will look just like that!! Hatari FTW

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 year ago

That’s some big misinformation. And Hatari isn’t about fascism, it’s about a world where hate will take over (they are anti-capitalists) and they feel capitalisms is bringing people to be more prone to hate than to love.

Katitam
Katitam
1 year ago

Iceland, pleaseeeeeeee! I have my number 1 reserved to Hatari.

Daniel García
Daniel García
1 year ago

Friðrik has been doing mass promotion of his entry these couple of weeks. Also don’t forget he is one of the most popular Icelandic male singers among the adult audience, which in the end is usually the one with money and interest to vote. Also the juries will destroy Hatari for sure.
So this is far from over. But there is something sure: Iceland will send a song in Icelandic no matter which one of the two wins.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel García

What about Hera Bjork? She already got them a good result back in 2010. Sure, this song isn’t as striking, but would you say her previous glory can make her win a-la Joci Papai?

Am.casablancas
Am.casablancas
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Are you sure you aren’t mistaking Hera Bjork’s position because it was pretty lame

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago

idk how national finals usually work, but hopefully going last helps them win…

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

i think iceland should really go with hatari. I mean even if they dont qualify with them at least they will be memorable.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
1 year ago

No, it’s about his absent father

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago

Wtf, that’s not at all what Mahmood’s song is about!

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Hatari or Iceland is cancelled

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

It would be hilarious to see them and Maruv both perform in sf1. Defs wouldn’t be the sort of eurovision many would have come to expect! Anyway hope they make it!

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 year ago
Reply to  Lolek

And if Conan joins in, 1st semi would be the XX semi and the 2nd the family semi. ?

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  pastel de nata

Maruv is not going, and Conan won’t be joining either for sure after his disastrous SF1 performance.

Zoli
Zoli
1 year ago

Hatari! This song would be in my top 3.

Kat
Kat
1 year ago

I really want Hatari to win cause this message is so important for not either the Europe but the whole world. Besides thier song and perfomance are so expressive and rememberable that I wanna listen to this again and again. Please, Iceland, make the right choice. Good luck from Saint Petersburg.

Padim
Padim
1 year ago

Hatari ftw! Great song and could raise some awareness about the reawakening of Nationalism and Fascism in Europe. A much needed message, especially this year. Good luck from Greece 🙂

Hatter
Hatter
1 year ago
Reply to  Padim

Well, I hope you realized that the song is a joke, cuz Hatari is a joke band. It even stands on Wikipedia.

Padim
Padim
1 year ago
Reply to  Hatter

Of course it’s a joke band, cause that’s their way to talk about such things.

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 year ago
Reply to  Padim

He said “raise awareness about…”

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago
Reply to  Padim

The song is not about nationalism lmao

Padim
Padim
1 year ago

Hatari ftw. It’s my first time following the NF season and I’m really excited about Hatari’s song. It sits atop my list not only of the Icelandic NF, but of the entire NF season. Great song, great message that can raise awareness about the reawakening of Nationalism and Fascism, a message needed, especially this year. Good luck from Greece.

marcus (Day One)
marcus (Day One)
1 year ago

Seems like they’ve decided to have Icelandic opening and closing.

PYU
PYU
1 year ago

I’m curious about the jury vote for Hatari.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
1 year ago

Aww, no Licky Licky.

Sal
Sal
1 year ago

To all those who think Hatari are ‘raising awareness’ as Loreen did in Baku 2012: everyone in the world knows about the Israel-Arab conflict and of its existence; there is hardly any awareness left to be raised in that sense of the matter. However, very few people were aware of the nepotism and corruption of the Aliyev family and the complete lack of press-freedom in Azerbaijan and Loreen raised awareness about this in a very respectful and dignified manner – you all remember her singing ‘I love you Baku’ after her performance despite all of that. What you claim Hatari… Read more »

Gio
Gio
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

The point is that Israel is not Azerbaijan, Ukraine or any other European countries. If they will say something political in Israel they will get in serious trouble. That’s why I don’t think EBU or Icelandic broadcaster will let those guys win the selection.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

What was Loreen doing? Awareness to what?

Apple
Apple
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

Hatari aren’t raising awareness about that. Who said they were? All they have done is make a joking meme-like challenge against Netanyahu so they can get a “BDSM paradise.” What on Earth are you talking about?

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

It took me some time but from hating Hatari’s song, I love it now xD
I just hope it will actually work for Iceland and they will qualify

max654
max654
1 year ago

simba
simba
1 year ago
Reply to  max654

You have a point.

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 year ago
Reply to  simba

Not even a point, lmao.

Nikko
Nikko
1 year ago

This is the most obvious, Hatari should win. But seeing how the national finals went, I would not be surprised if they pull out a Kristina Baerendsen.

But please Hatari, don’t put an anti-Israel show. Why did you even compete when you know it will be in Israel?

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikko

As a protest of course 🙂

Sal
Sal
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision6

Any protest would be cancelled out by them being there. Anyway I would look forward to pro-Palis rejecting the family-unfriendly BDSM-themed group.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikko

They only competed because it’s being held in Israel, as they said in this interview:

https://stundin.is/grein/8387/

I hope Jon Ola will have a serious conversation with them about it.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

If that’s the case, I don’t want them to win
Judging the song, I used to hate it but I actually love it now
But if they’re planning on making Eurovision political, I won’t stand it

Screamqueer
Screamqueer
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikko

Y’all, they’re not doing anything radical, calm down. Their protest is their song, and they’ll sing it in Tel Aviv hopefully. It’s like if Eurovision 2016 was in Russia and Jamala performed her “1944” song , which she didn’t need to put an anti-russian show to do her little protest and get the message across.

Tomás davitt
Tomás davitt
1 year ago

Has to be hatari – it’s the only song that could qualify to the final

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

There is only one great option for Iceland, but given this is 2019, I am unfortunately almost sure someone will manage to sabotage it.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago

There should be no effect by running orded provided it was only for five songs, but will there be an advantage for Hera by being, supposedly, the only ballad in this ‘Keppnin final?

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Loin dici

I don’t know about Moving On. When Greta Salome and Svala did not qualify with arguably better entries, how could a generic English language female ballad go through the semi? And after the Icelandic entry from 2018 (great singer, bad song) finishing last in their semi, Iceland should not send another balad. IMO that’s the fastest way for NQ. I kind of agree with that being just five songs the running order should not necessarily matter for the results. Hatari make a very interesting act that will stand out. I don’t like their song nor their act but who would… Read more »

Ninni
Ninni
1 year ago

Hatari to Tel Aviv!

simba
simba
1 year ago

Is EBU like FIFA?

simba
simba
1 year ago
Reply to  simba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt2KU33I
I can’t say the name with .h. that my comment disappears. I just said that they should stop putting fire on their bodies because the moles can become skin cancer.

simba
simba
1 year ago

Does Iceland want Hatari to win? I want that too, but I have one question, did they really put fire on their bodies, in the video? This is scary, because moles can became skin cancer, are they out of their minds?
Off topic : is EBU like FIFA?

Susane
Susane
1 year ago

Hatari please anf Iceland will qualify for sure;)