UPD Iceland: Songs and performers announced

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Icelandic broadcaster RUV have announced the 24 songs that are going to compete in Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2007, the Icelandic national final. Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2007, will take place on Saturday 17th February. The three semi-finals will take place on 20th January, 27th January and 3rd February. The songs must be performed in Icelandic in the national semi finals and final but can be performed in English, or another language, at the Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki. Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir will host the shows.

Update: You can find audio files of the songs in the first semi final on RUV's official website here.

The complete list of songs and performers (music / lyrics in brackets):

1st semi final (20th January):

  1. Bergþór SmáriÞú gafst mér allt (Bergþór Smári)
  2. Finnur JóhannessonAllt eða ekki neitt (Torfi Ólafsson, Þorkell Olgeirsson og Eðvard Lárusson / Þorkell Olgeirsson)
  3. Sigurjón BrinkÁfram (Bryndís Sunna Valdimarsdóttir og Sigurjón Brink / Bryndís Sunna Valdimarsdóttir og Jóhannes Ásbjörnsson)
  4. Hreimur HeimissonDraumur (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Kristján Hreinsson)
  5. Matthías MatthíassonHúsin hafa augu (Þormar Ingimarsson / Kristján Hreinsson)
  6. Bríet Sunna ValdemarsdóttirBlómabörn (Trausti Bjarnason / Magnús Þór Sigmundsson)
  7. Snorri Snorrason Orðin komu aldrei (Óskar Guðnason / Kristján Hreinsson)
  8. Aðalheiður ÓlafsdóttirEnginn eins og þú (Roland Hartwell / Stefán Hilmarsson)

2nd semi final (27th January):

  1. Richard ScobieDásamleg raun (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson)
  2. Hlómsveitin VONÉg hef fengið nóg (Hljómsveitin VON / Magnús Þór Sigmundsson)
  3. Davíð Smári HarðarssonLeiðin liggur heim (Kristján Hreinsson / Elvar Gottskálksson)
  4. Hera Björk ÞórhallsdóttirMig dreymdi (Óskar Guðnason / Ingólfur Steinsson)
  5. Guðrún Lísa EinarsdóttirEitt símtal í burtu (Roland Hartwell / Kristján Hreinsson)
  6. Eiríkur HaukssonÉg les í lófa þínum (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Kristján Hreinsson)
  7. Hjalti Ómar Ágústsson Fyrir þig (Torfi Ólafsson / Þorkell Olgeirsson)
  8. Jón Jósep SnæbjörnssonSegðu mér (Trausti Bjarnason / Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir)

3rd semi final (3rd February):

  1. Matthías Matthíasson Þú ert sem eldur (Grétar Örvarsson og Kristján Grétarsson / Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir)
  2. Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir – Ég og heilinn minn (Gunnar Lárus Hjálmarsson og Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir / Gunnar Lárus Hjálmarsson)
  3. Hafsteinn Þórólfsson Þú tryllir mig (Hafsteinn Þórólfsson / Hafsteinn Þórólfsson og Hannes Páll Pálsson)
  4. Alexander Aron GuðbjartssonVilltir skuggar (Ingi Gunnar Jóhannsson / Kristján Hreinsson)
  5. Helgi Rafn IngvarssonVor (Magnús Guðmann Jónsson)
  6. Soffía KarlssonJúnínótt (Ómar Þ. Ragnarsson)
  7. Erna Hrönn ÓlafsdóttirÖrlagadís (Roland Hartwell / Kristján Hreinsson)
  8. Andri BergmannEkki að minni ósk (Torfi Ólafsson / Þorkell Olgeirsson)

Eiríkur Hauksson was a member of the group ICY, the very first Icelandic representatives back in 1986. The finished 16th with Gleðibankinn. In 1991, he took part for Norway as part Just4Fun, finishing 17th with Mrs. Thompson. Stefán Hilmarsson (lyricist) was a member of the band Beathoven (16th in 1988 with Sócrates) and also finished 15th for Iceland in 1991 with Eyfi and Nína. He was also a backing singer in 1994 (Nætur, 12th) and 1999 (All out of luck, 2nd). Furthermore, he wrote the lyrics to the Icelandic entries in 1994 (see above) and 1992 (Nei eða já, 7th). Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson is the real name of Jónsi, who represented Iceland in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 17th with Heaven.

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