Tonight, the first of three semi finals of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2010, the Icelandic national selection to determine the country's representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest was held. Two out of five competing entries managed to advance to the national final.
The following acts will participate in the national final on February 6th:
- Íris Hólm – The one
(Birgir Jóhann Birgisson)
- Matthias Matthiasson – Out of sight
esctoday.com poll results
The readers of esctoday.com partly agreed with the results of the semi final. While Íris Holm had won the poll narrowly ahead of Kolbrún Eva Viktorsdóttir with 29.7%, Matthias Matthiasson was only seen last by the readers getting only 8.9% of the votes.
In 2009, Iceland competed with Yohanna, who achieved a respectable second place in the grand final with her ballad Is it true?