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
- “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” – Friðrik Ómar
- “Mama Said” – Kristina Bærendsen
- “Fighting For Love” – Tara Mobee
- “Moving On” – Hera Björk
- “Hatrið mun sigra” – Hatari
The grand final of Söngvakeppnin 2019 will take place on Saturday 2 March, in Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavík.
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