Iceland: Yohanna returns to the Icelandic selections

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According to the Icelandic newspaper, Yohanna, the country's representative in Eurovision 2009 who brought home a valuable second place in Moscow, will be back to the Eurovision competition in her country. She will be singing the song composed by Maria Björk Sverrisdóttir.

Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir managed to become the runner-up to Alexander Rybak in Eurovision 2009. Her song Is it true? enchanted Europe, gathering 218 points and bringing home the highest placing for Iceland since 1999, when Selma sang All out of luck. Now, Yohanna is set to return to the contest and win Iceland's first Eurovision victory.

As already reported back in November, 16 authors will compete in the Icelandic selections for Eurovision 2011. Some of them are known names and former Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins contestants, e.g. Hallgrímur Óskarsson, Jógvan Hansen or Ragnar Hermansson. There are also several newcomers in the list, which can be seen here.

The Icelandic 2011 selections will kick off on January 15th. There will be three weekly semifinals, while the grand final will be held on February 12th.