Söngvakeppnin 2019 Hera Björk, Fridrik and Svala are back!

The fourteenth edition of Söngvakeppnin will feature 10 songs and 2 returning artists

Icelandic representative for Eurovision 2019 will be determined after two semifinals which will be held at the Háskólabíó conference hall in Reykjavík on 9th and 16th of February. Each semifinal will have 5 entries competing and the top two of the evening will advance to the final which will be held at Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík on 2nd of March. One entry out of the remaining non-qualifying acts from both semifinals will be chosen as a wildcard by Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV and will advance to the final.

Competing Artists and Entries of Söngvakeppnin 2019
(Click the songtitle and you will be taken to the song)

Out of the 10 songs participating 8 are intended to be performed in English if chosen while 2 will remain in Icelandic language.

Competing artists of this years Söngvakeppnin include two familiar faces to the Eurovision audience.

Friðrik Ómar (Iceland 2008) together with Regína Ósk as part of Euroband singing “This is My Life” and he was back-up vocalist in 2009 for Yohanna.

Hera Björk (Iceland 2010) with the song “Je ne sais quoi” and was a back-up vocalist for Iceland in 2008, 2009 and 2015. She has again joined forces with Örlygur Smári, composer and author of 4 Icelandic entries in Eurovision (2000, 2008, 2010 and 2013)

Svala Björgvinsdóttir (Iceland 2017) together with Bjarki Ómarsson signs for the music and English lyrics of the song What Are You Waiting For? performed by Þórdís Imsland.

Author of the song performed by Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen is the famous songwriter and music producer Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson. He is author of Jonsi – Heaven (Iceland 2004) and Eiríkur Hauksson – Valentine Lost (Iceland 2007)

The team of authors for the song performed by Ívar Daniels includes Richard Micallef, vocalist of the band Firelight (Malta 2014)

Which one of these songs is your favourite?
Let us know in the comments below!

1 Comment
  1. CokaLegend says

    For me (and for many others I believe) something totally new would be Hatari at ESC, but I am not sure how ESC fans would react. Much safer choice for Iceland is Hera <3 good luck
    Thank you for the songs and text!

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