RÃ�V, the national broadcaster of Iceland, announced today the official date of their national selection, February 6th.
Iceland, last year's runner-up, is preparing for another fabulous result at the Eurovision Song Contest, despite the tough financial problems that the Northern European country had to go through. Their national broadcaster, RUV, set the official date of the national selection on February 6th with the preliminary rounds taking place on January 9th, 6th, 23rd and 30th.
A total number of 150 songs were submitted and it is said that Oskar Pall Sveinsson, the co-composer of Is It True? made a comeback in order to conclude his mission to bring the contest on Icelandic ground. Gudmann Albert Jonsson, Jóhann Birgir Birgisson, Bryndis Sunna Valdimarsdóttir & Dadi Georgsson, Gretar Sigurbergsson, Halldor Gudjonsson, Harold G. Asmundsson, Haraldur V. Asmundsson, Harold V. Sveinbjörnsson, Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir & Örlygur Smari, Jóhannes Kári Kristinsson, Matthias Stefánsson, Rögnvaldur Rögnvaldsson, Sigurjón Brink & Steinarr Logi Nesheim also sent their Eurovision bids to the national broadcaster.
Being severely affected by the financial crisis, the northern European nation represents a positive example for the other Eurovision countries, as they continue to participate and also willing to win.
Last year, Iceland was represented by Yohanna with her song Is Is True?, and ranked on a proud 2nd place after winning the first semi final.