The die is cast! After holding a spectacular Grand Final of Söngvakeppnin with the participation of 5 qualified acts, Iceland has now decided upon their 2019 Eurovision entry. It is the group Hatari with the song Hatrið mun sigra!
Five candidate entries, special guests and plenty of viewers at the Laugardalshöll arena, all these made a dazzling show in the northernmost capital of the world. Will its outcome make Iceland leave behind its recent poor Eurovision results?
Following the performances of the contestants, the show’s voting part was separated into two rounds. In the first round, the five competing acts were shortlisted to the two that accessed the second part, the show’s superfinal. The two acts that went through to the superfinal were:
- Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
- Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
Although the initial decision upon the two best acts of the night was made jointly by the public and an expert jury, the only judge in the superfinal was the audience. Its verdict was clear and it will be Hatari who will succeed last year’s Icelandic representative Ari Ólafsson on the Eurovision stage! Gangi þér vel!
It’s now all over and we may enjoy the nation’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019!
Iceland’s best result in our beloved contest has been two second places, achieved in 1999 and 2009. Could this be a lucky charm for their Eurovision fortune in 2019?