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Iceland: Second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV held the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017. Six contestants fought for three places in the final

Iceland failed to qualify to the Grand Final the last two years, but this year they want to change that! The Icelandic broadcaster RÚV held the first semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017 tonight.

The six artists who competed tonight were narrowed down to three finalists.

An additional jury wildcard was given to Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir – "Bammbaramm" from Semi-final 1.

The final of Söngvakeppnin 2017 takes place next Saturday 11 March 2017.

All the songs were performed in Icelandic language in the Semi-finals. In the final it's optional for each singer if he/she will perform the song in Icelandic or in English.

Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Semi-final 2 results

25 February 2017

  1. Linda Hartmanns – "Ástfangin"
  2. Daði Freyr Pétursson – "Hvað með það?"
  3. Svala Björgvinsdóttir – "Ég veit það"
  4. Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen – "Þú og ég"
  5. Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir – "Treystu á mig"
  6. Aron Brink – "Þú hefur dáleitt mig"

Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Finalists

  • Aron Hannes Emilsson – "Nótt" (Semi-final 1)
  • Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson – "Mér við hlið" (Semi-final 1)
  • Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir – "Til mín" (Semi-final 1)
  • Daði Freyr Pétursson – "Hvað með það?" (Semi-final 2)
  • Svala Björgvinsdóttir – "Ég veit það" (Semi-final 2)
  • Aron Brink – "Þú hefur dáleitt mig" (Semi-final 2)
  • Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir – "Bammbaramm" (wildcard)

Söngvakeppnin 2017

Söngvakeppnin 2017 consists of two Semi-finals and one Final.

  • Semi-final 1: 25 February 2017
  • Semi-final 2: 4 March 2017
  • Final: 11 March 2017

12 songs has been picked to compete in Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Six songs for each Semi-final. Three songs from each Semi-final will qualify to the Final.

In the Final of Söngvakeppnin 2017 a combination of 50/50 televoting/jury will select two songs for the Super Final. The two super finalists will perform their songs again, and here the winner will be decided solely by televoting.

All three shows will be broadcasted live.

Iceland in Eurovision Song Contest

Iceland 2016: Greta Salóme - "Hear Them Calling"

Iceland's debut in Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1986, and has been participating 29 times since. Best result are two second-places with Yohanna in 2009 and Selma in 1999.

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Iceland qualified to the Grand Final 8 out of 13 times.

Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

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