Iceland: Complete line-up for national finals revealed

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After Iceland's sensational 2nd place at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia, the country is looking for Yohanna's successor through Songvakeppni Sjonvarpsins 2010, Iceland's preselection to determine the Icelandic representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Oslo, Norway.

A total of 15 entries will compete in three semi finals for a place in the national final. In each semi final, the two entries receiving the most amount of televotes will be given a place in the final, to be held on February 6th, 2010, hosted by Eva María Jónsdóttir and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

Among the competing acts, Hera Björk, who is well known to Eurovision fans for being one of the backing vocals for the Icelandic Eurovision entries in 2008 and 2009, as well as reaching 2nd place in the 2009 Danish national final with the song Someday. This time, she will be trying to get the chance to represent her native country Iceland at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with a song entitled in French language called Je Ne Sais Quoi, written by Örlygur Smári, composer of the Icelandic Eurovision entries from 2000 and 2008.

Morever, Óskar Páll Sveinsson, one of the songwriters behind Is it true?, the song which earned Iceland 2nd place in 2009, is competing yet again with a song called I'll One More Day, performed by Jógvan Hansen.

The complete line-up of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins is as follows:

1st semi-final on the 9th of January 2010:

The one
Performed by: Íris Hólm
Music & Lyrics: Birgir Jóhann Birgisson

In the future
Performed by: Karen Pálsdóttir
Music & Lyrics: Bryndís Sunna Valdimarsdóttir & Daði Georgsson

You are the one
Performed by: Kolbrún Eva Viktorsdóttir
Music & Lyrics: Haraldur G. Ásmundsson

You knocked upon my door
Performed by: Sigurjón Brink
Music & Lyrics: Jóhannes Kári Kristinsson

Out of sight
Performed by: Matthías Matthíasson
Music & Lyrics: Matthías Stefánsson

2nd semi-final on the 16th of January 2010:

Now and forever
Performed by: Edgar Smári Atlason
Music & Lyrics: Albert G. Jónsson

I believe in angels
Performed by: Sigrún Vala Baldursdóttir
Music & Lyrics: Halldór Guðjónsson

Gefst ekki upp
Performed by: Menn Ársins
Music & Lyrics: Haraldur Vignir Sveinbjörnsson

I'll one more day
Performed by: Jógvan Hansen
Music & Lyrics: Óskar Páll Sveinsson & Bubbi Morthens

Gleði og glens
Performed by: Hvanndalsbræður
Music & Lyrics: Rögnvaldur Rögnvaldsson

3rd semi-final on the 23rd of January 2010:

Komdu á morgun til mín
Performed by: Anna Hlín
Music & Lyrics: Grétar Sigurbergsson

Þúsund stjörnur
Performed by: Arnar Jónsson
Music & Lyrics: Jóhannes Kári Kristinsson

Waterslide
Performed by: Sigurjón Brink
Music & Lyrics: Sigurjón Brink

Every word
Performed by: Steinarr Logi Nesheim
Music & Lyrics: Steinarr Logi Nesheim

Je ne sais quoi
Performed by: Hera Björk
Music & Lyrics: Örlygur Smári

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