Live: Third semi final in Iceland

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The third and last of three semi finals of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2010, the Icelandic national selection to determine the country's representative in Oslo, is about to begin. Five acts will compete for the two remaining spots in the national final, to be held on February 6th, 2010.

How to watch?

A webcast will be provided here. If the link does not work, copy

to your Windows Media Player after pressing Ctrl.+U first.

The participants

  1. Arnar JónssonÞúsund stjörnur
    (Jóhannes Kári Kristinsson)
  2. Sjonni BrinkWaterslide
    (Sjonni Brink)
  3. Hera BjörkJe ne sais quoi
    (Örlygur Smári, Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir)
  4. Steinarr Logi NesheimEvery word
    (Steinarr Logi Nesheim)
  5. Anna HlínKomdu á morgun til mín
    (Grétar Sigurbergsson)

Your opinion

  • You can vote for your favourite song in our poll here.


LIVE

The show will start at 21:10 CET.

As the European Mastership in Handball is running long, the show will start a bit later tonight.

Because of the handball game, the show will start at 22:10 CET tonight!

The show has just started!

Tonight's hosts Eva María Jónsdóttir and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir welcome the audience and explain the procedure of tonight's show.

1. Arnar JónssonÞúsund stjörnur

Current esctoday.com poll result: 2nd (6.9%)

Arnar Jónsson, the first of tonight's five acts, treats us with a dreamy ballad in Icelandic language. His vocals are good and due to his charming outward appearance, he might get a lot of votes from the girls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVIAsUghhGU

2. Sjonni BrinkWaterslide

Current esctoday.com poll result: =3rd (5.6%)

Sjonni Brink's Waterslide is a guitar and banjo dominated, acoustic song, encouraging its listeners to dream, suggesting that everything will eventually be alright. An easy listening tune that might not be an obvious contender for the Icelandic ticket to Eurovision. Sjonni and company are performing barefoot on stools, delievering a very laid-back performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JfHoF-9vbI

3. Hera BjörkJe ne sais quoi

Current esctoday.com poll result: 1st (79.2%)

This is the entry everybody, fans and critics alike, has been waiting for: Hera Björk, already a well- known artist in the world of Eurovision due to her role as backing vocalist for the Icelandic Eurovision entries of 2008 and 2009, as well as her participation in last year's Danish final with the song Someday, resulting in 2nd place, is trying to represent her native country with the song Je ne sais quoi. Hera wrote the song together with Örlygur Smári, composer of the Icelandic entries of 2000 and 2008- indeed, the resemblence to the 2008 song This is my life in style is undeniable. It's a quite typical Euro- dance song, lacking a bit in originality. However, this genre is usually very popular among the fans of Eurovision and Hera is the clear favourite not only to qualify but to win the ticket to Oslo. The song talks about overcoming one's sadness through the presence of a person who has that inexplicable special something. As expected, Hera's vocal performance is faultless. Undoubtedly, Hera Björk will advance to the final with flying colours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JviBKyYIJZE

4. Steinarr Logi NesheimEvery word

Current esctoday.com poll result: 5th (2.8%)

Steinarr Logi Nesheim is singing an ordinary pop song about being careful about one's choice of words, since things once said can't be taken back. The song itself probably is too indifferent to make any impact tonight. The backing vocalists are slightly out-of-tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLiZVn2W3q0

5. Anna HlínKomdu á morgun til mín

Current esctoday.com poll result: =3rd (5.6%)

Anna Hlín performs a slow jazz song in the Icelandic language. Despite good vocals, it doesn't seem very likely that she will qualify with this, however, the Icelandic audience is always good for surprises. In both of the previous semi finals, one song in the Icelandic language was able to win a ticket to the final, distinctly standing out from the rest in terms of style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oVH1vtfUgc

This concludes tonight's performances. Our poll will be closed in five minutes.

Our poll is closed now. You can find the updated results above.

The results are coming in.

Hera Björk to the final!

Sjonni Brink to the final!

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