This weekend Iceland will decide its representative for Eurovision 2019 at the grand final of Söngvakeppnin 2019. It will be a glamorous evening, with Eurovision 2018 runner-up Eleni Fouriera making a guest appearance. But who should win?

Five artists will compete in the national final. The line-up consists of former Euroband singer Friðrik Ómar, anti-capitalist BDSM techno performance art group Hatari, Eurovision legend Hera Björk, grand final wildcard winner Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen and rising pop singer Tara Mobee.

The five finalists will perform their songs in the grand final and will face the first round of voting from the jury vote and public televote. The two top-scoring acts will then face a superfinal vote, which will decide who will need to start packing their bag — or bags — for Tel Aviv.

But who should win? Take a listen to the five competing acts and vote in our poll. Remember, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!

Friðrik Ómar – “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”

Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra”

Hera Björk – “Moving On”

Listen to the grand final version of Hera’s song.

Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen – “Mama Said”

Listen to the grand final version of Kristina’s song.

Tara Mobee – “Fighting for Love”

Listen to the grand final version of Tara’s song.

Who is your favourite act to win Söngvakeppnin 2019?

What do you think? Who is your favourite to win? Who can get Iceland back in the Eurovision grand final? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Ruby
Ruby
1 year ago

okay okay, Good luck to all, let’s wait until saturday who will be lucky

Lost in diaspora
1 year ago

Wow, Hatari are capitivating- exactly what this sleepy Eurovision season needs. Do the right thing Iceland!

Miyaya
Miyaya
1 year ago

Hatari needs to win! This ESC is so boring and the audience will need something to wake them up.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Well… This poll is not close, peoples.
But the decision is up to Iceland (mainly). Are there any Icelandic fans here who can tell us their views?

Miyaya
Miyaya
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Iceland is pretty split between Hatari and Fridrik, from what I’ve seen. Probably Fridrik will win thanks to the jury.

Lilja
Lilja
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Icelandic person here! I love Hatari and really want them to win. I will vote for them for sure

Eurofan1999
Eurofan1999
1 year ago

Hatari has to win, the song is so good and will be very memorable act from Iceland! No boring ballad this year!!

Someone
Someone
1 year ago

Tara mobee is the only one who stands a chance

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago

Come on all ! Why hatari so high … there talks implying a lot politic and mess have no place in Eurovision !
Stop political controversy, stop highlighing Harari !

Zoli
Zoli
1 year ago

Hatari of course! Iceland will be my 2nd in this year I think (Keiino 1st).
Hope that the jurors let them win.

It's me
It's me
1 year ago

All are good except for one.
Hatari!

ESC LOU
ESC LOU
1 year ago

I think Hatari would be best but I actually don’t mind ‘Mama Said’ it’s catchy… and better in Icelandic

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

This is very obvious: Fridrik!
Hatari are just overrated crap, as it usually happens among national selections. I’m counting on the jury to save this selection and refuse to send Hatari to Tel Aviv.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

If a song needs to depend on the jury to get through a national selection, then it’s already a failure

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Yeah, say that to Salvador Sobral… 758 points!
Hatari is a failure

HallsiKallsi
HallsiKallsi
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

Salvador would’ve won regardless of the juries

Anisa
Anisa
1 year ago

Mahmood from Italy won only with jury votes, but it doesn’t seem like a failure to me (and everyone else).

Miyaya
Miyaya
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel

Semi 1 really doesn’t need another ballad. Iceland had better send something more uptempo

the level tho
the level tho
1 year ago

I dont get the hype. Hatari is overrated and unbearable, im rooting for fridrik or hera.

Someeone
Someeone
1 year ago
Reply to  the level tho

LOL do you really think that their boring ballads are going to save Iceland!!!! Let my country send something new!!!Stop complaining about Hatari, it’s so annoying when people can’t respect others genre and opinions

Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Someeone

You did what you said.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

Our Jon Ola Sand, who art in EBU, please make Hatari win. And deliver us from the evil filter, in the name of Serhat, and Epic Sax Guy and Valentina Monetta, amen.

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

You mean the band who took political statement saying they want to go to israel to be against Israeli president and requesting a fight with him ? No politics in Eurovision so no hatari !!!!!!

Miyaya
Miyaya
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeremy

That was obviously a joke

Tess9a
Tess9a
1 year ago

Send Hatari
And I will vote for them in the semifinal!

John
John
1 year ago

Looking at the songs selected so far, Hatari would stand out a MILE!
Hope Iceland know what they are doing this year!

Sakis
1 year ago

Hatari France 12 points …ils sont phénoménaux …allez Islande

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago

This is by far the most obvious choice in any national final this year. Hatari mun sigra!

zelenovi
zelenovi
1 year ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I was going to write the same 🙂

the level tho
the level tho
1 year ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

overrated*

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Should be nice all knows about their declarations ! No hatari, no mess for Eurovision 2019 !

Loin dici
1 year ago

Hera or Tara can be great acts. Tara needed some rehearsing and a better staging plans if they want the song to work live.

Kat
Kat
1 year ago

Hatari. Icealnd should choose something new, otherwise some kind of ballad once again fail to get to the finals. Besides, lots of people in Europe are ready to vote for Hatari on the ESC, this is important.

the level tho
the level tho
1 year ago
Reply to  Kat

no it won’t.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  the level tho

the level tho no one agrees with you on anything you’ve said so far

oiuoiu
oiuoiu
1 year ago

HATARI of course. They would be my winners if they win

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

After Seemone, Maruv or Bella and Laura didn’t won and dont have a big expectation that Hatari will win

Padim
Padim
1 year ago

Blinds can see it, deafs can hear it. It’s way too obvious. Htr ftw ???

José
José
1 year ago

I have this terrible feeling that Hatari will either decline going to Tel Aviv or Icelandic jury won’t even let them win. I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that they added jury voting to the superfinal. Anyway I won’t be surprised if they just reject the offer as we keep losing competitive entries this year with endless scandals/dramas.

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago
Reply to  José

Or they win, then make something too provocative at a press conference and be banned shortly before their first performance.

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago
Reply to  Porsteinn

Or maybe about their declarations about israel ! Netanyahu… so stupid, no politics in Eurovision !

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

Hatari is overrated by so many ESC fans. I tnink if they win and go to ESC , they will flop like AWS last year (both with juries and televote). In semi thanks to televote 9,10 place, in final from 18 to 21 place, thanks to televote.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
1 year ago
Reply to  PP77

Well, for Iceland, 18th is hardly a flop, is it?

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago
Reply to  PP77

Even if you’re right they would provide much needed variety.

Miyaya
Miyaya
1 year ago
Reply to  PP77

I think they have way more televote appeal than AWS did. People might vote for them just because they find the whole BDSM thing funny. As for the juries, who knows. No one expected them to like Georgia 2016 as much as they did, they could surprise us.

Gurl
Gurl
1 year ago

I hope hate will prevail, of course! 😛

Lia
Lia
1 year ago

I really like Hatari’s song. It’s different and fresh.

Emma
Emma
1 year ago

I really hope Hatari wins!

Dani
Dani
1 year ago

As much as I want Hatari to win, I think Iceland is going to choose Fridrik 🙁

quint
quint
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

I really hope they don’t, Iceland is on number 10 with the bookmakers!! and its because of hatari

West
West
1 year ago

For me it’s Kristina or Tara – noone else.
But I am preparing myself for all the salt and whining in case that the Hatari won’t win.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

Hatari as long as they don’t make Eurovision political
Otherwise, I suggest they don’t even bother to come

keith mawson
keith mawson
1 year ago

Hatari Or Hera but Hatari has best chance to doing well.

T K
T K
1 year ago

Hahaha at time of voting Hatari are at 100%. Big love to all four of you!!!

Seriously, I want them there just for the shiggles, it might mend the MARUV shaped hole in my heart.

EuroFISH
EuroFISH
1 year ago
Reply to  T K

I have MARUV shaped hole in my heart too! Lol

T K
T K
1 year ago
Reply to  EuroFISH

We should all do that leg gun dance in solidarity

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago
Reply to  T K

#metoo

Maruv was my favourite ESC act since at least Loic Nottet.

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

lol is this even a question?