Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2019: Friðrik Ómar and Tara Mobee
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Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2019: Friðrik Ómar and Tara Mobee to the final

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV held the second and last semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2019. Friðrik Ómar and Tara Mobee qualified for the final – Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen gets a wildcard for the final

The Icelandic broadcaster RÚV held the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2019 tonight live from Háskólabíó, where five artists were narrowed down to just two finalists: Friðrik Ómar and Tara Mobee. RÚV had the option to award a wildcard to the final, which went to Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen from Semi-final 1

The first semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2019 took place last week, where we found the first 2 qualifiers for the final on 2 March 2019: Hatari and Hera Björk.

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 2019 – Semi-final 2 results

  • Friðrik Ómar – "Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?"
  • Tara Mobee – "Betri án þín"
  • Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir – "Helgi"
  • Elli Grill, Skaði, Glymur – "Jeijó, keyrum alla leið"
  • Ívar Daníels – "Þú bætir mig"

Söngvakeppnin 2019

Söngvakeppnin 2019 consists of two semi-finals and one final. The semi-finals were held in Háskólabíó and the final will be in Laugardalshöll.

  • Semi-final 1: 9 February 2019
  • Semi-final 2: 16 February 2019
  • Final: 2 March 2019

10 songs have been picked to compete in Söngvakeppnin 2019 – Five songs for each Semi-final. Two songs from each Semi-final qualified to the Final, decided by a combination of public votes and an expert judging panel.

RÚV has the option to award a wildcard to a fifth finalist.

In the Final of Söngvakeppnin 2019 a ten-person, international panel of expert judges will give their opinions and their points, alongside the public vote and select two songs for the Super Final. The two super finalists will keep their points from the first voting and will perform their songs again. A second round of voting will decide the winner.

All three shows will be broadcast live on RÚV.

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Iceland's debut in Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1986, and has been participating 31 times since. Best result are two second-places with Yohanna in 2009 and Selma in 1999.

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Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Iceland qualified to the Grand Final 8 out of 15 times – the last four years the Grand Finals were without Iceland.

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

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