As the Icelandic selection process for Eurovision 2010 comes closer, the singers hoping to represent their country in the contest next year start preparing themselves and getting in touch with the television studio where they are going to perform. The first semifinal is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 9th, and the songs to be performed are available to listen to online.
Both singers and the RÚV staff are currently working closely together in order to prepare a successful 2010 selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Expectation in the country seems to be high following Yohanna's second place last year in Moscow with her song Is it true?
Today, the hopefuls to compete at the first semifinal next Saturday are testing and checking together with the producers of RÚV all the features of the television studio where they are going to perform. As esctoday.com already reported, these are the names to compete at the first semifinal of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2010.
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
The official website for the 2010 Icelandic national selection is already available to visit. There you will find interviews with the singers, photographs or information about the songs. The 5 first tracks of the preselection can be listened to as well. Click here to check out the official website (The songs can be found in the lögin section).