Another country will kick off its televised selection for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest tonight as the first semi final will be held in Iceland. Four acts will present their SÃ¶ngvakeppni SjÃ³nvarpsins entries with the aim to reach the national final.
Four acts will present one song each. The top two will be chosen to move forward to the national final on 14th February, when eight acts will compete to be the 22nd Icelandic representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. The show will start at 21:10 CET (20:10 local time) and it will be broadcast on RÚV.
The webcast will be available worldwide on this article at 21:10 CET (20:10 local time)
Composer/lyricist in brackets:
- Adgar Smári Atlason – The kiss we never kissed (Heimir Sindrason/Ari Harðarson)
- Heiða Ólafsdóttir – Dagur nýr (Halldór Guðjónsson/Íris Kristinsdóttir)
- Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir – Is it true (Óskar Páll Sveinsson)
- Ólöf Jara Skagfjörð – Hugur minn fylgir þér (Valgeir Skagfjörð)
In 2008, Iceland was represent by Euroband. The duo finishedeighth in the second semi final and 14th in the final with their entry This is my life.