RUV, the Icelandic national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Iceland will partake at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
Good evening Europe, this is Reykjavik calling! Iceland will be heading to Israel for Eurovision next year. Thus Iceland joins the list of countries who will compete at the upcoming Eurovision edition in Tel Aviv.
The Nordic country will stick to its traditional national selection Songvakeppnin in order to determine the 2019 Icelandic Eurovision entry and act for Tel Aviv. RUV will be revealing more details on its 2019 Euovision project in due course.
Iceland in Eurovision
Iceland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and is yet to win the event. The country achieved its best results in the competition in 1999 (Selma) and 2009 ( Yohanna) when it placed 2nd in the Grand Final.
The Nordic nation has partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 31 times.
In 2018, Ari Olafsson was crowned the winner of the Icelandic national selection and won the golden ticket to Lisbon with his entry Our choice. Despite an extraordinary performance Iceland failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the fourth consecutive year.