Five acts remain in the semi-final battle in Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2020. The golden ticket to Rotterdam is in their grasp, but only two can qualify for the grand final in Laugardalshöll Arena at the end of February.
There are some well known Eurovision and national final veterans taking to the stage on Saturday, including Vinir Sjonna lead singer Matti Matt and Iceland’s sweethearts and Söngvakeppnin 2017 runners-up Daði og Gagnamagnið. But despite their level of expertise, it’s the newcomer IVA who is your clear favorite to qualify.
Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2020 – IVA is your favorite to win semi-final two
IVA and her haunting tune “Oculis Videre” pulverised the competition, picking up 656 votes. That amounts to 58.73% of all votes cast.
Half Icelandic and half Dutch, Iva Marín Adrichem has made music for most of her life. These days, she studies classical music while residing in Rotterdam. Could she represent Iceland on home soil… so to speak?
Coming in second is another new talent. Nína and her upbeat pop number “Ekkó” scored 21.49% of the votes, a total of 240 votes in all.
Nína has some Eurovision roots. Her mother Rúna Stefánsdóttir competed as a solo artist on two separate occasions in Söngvakeppnin and accompanied Selma on her silver medal journey to Israel in 1999.
So Nína should have a pretty good idea on how the Eurovision bubble works.
If these results become real, Matti Matt, Daði og Gagnamagnið and Hildur Vala, who are all well known and popular musicians, may have to bite the dust and say goodbye to their dreams of representing Iceland at Eurovision 2020.
Of course, there may or may not be a reprieve since the broadcaster has the discretion to offer a jury wildcard to one eliminated semi finalist.
Poll results: Who should win Söngvakeppnin 2020 semi-final two?
- IVA – Oculis Videre 58.73 % (656 votes)
- Nína – Ekkó 21.49% (240 votes)
- Daði og Gagnamagnið – Gagnamagnið 14.77% (165 votes)
- Hildur Vala – Fellibylur 2.69 % (30 votes)
- Matti Matt – Dreyma 2.32% (26 votes)
Total votes 1,117
Do you agree with the poll results? Do you have a different favourite? Let us know in the comments.