Live: second Icelandic semi final

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The second Icelandic semi final is live and underway in Reykjavik. The webcast of the show is in fine quality. Eight entries are going to be performed and three more songs will qualify for the final on 10th February.

Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2007

Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2007 will take place on Saturday 17th February.The firstsemi final already took place on20th January and the third one will follow on 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 hosts the shows.

Webcast

A live stream of the show will be provided here.

The songs

You can listen to the songs and find the voting informationhere.

  1. Hlómsveitin VON – Ég hef fengið nóg
  2. Richard Scobie – Dásamleg raun
  3. Friðrik Ómar – Eldur
  4. Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir – Mig dreymdi
  5. Guðrún Lísa Einarsdóttir- Eitt símtal í burtu
  6. Eiríkur Hauksson- Ég les í lófa þínum
  7. Hjalti Ómar Ágústsson- Fyrir þig
  8. Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson- Segðu mér

Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson('Jónsi') represented Iceland in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest where he fnished 17th with Heaven. Eiríkur Hauksson was a member of the group ICY, the very first Icelandic representatives (16tg with Gleðibankinn). In 1991, he was a member of Just 4 Fun, the Norwegian representatives. They finished 17th with Mrs. Thompson.

You can find the complete line-up of the three semi finals and the songs that already have qualified here.

LIVE SHOW

After a short introduction, the first song is performed:

Hlómsveitin VONÉg hef fengið nóg

The band members are all dressed in black and pink and the perfromance is typical for a rock song and quiet entertaining. The entry it-self reminds a bit of some songs that were popular in the 1980s but is nevertheless very well received by the audience.

Richard ScobieDásamleg raun

Another rock song, but more in a blues tone. The lead singer, who is playing the guitar,and the background singers are giving a strong and emotional vocal performance. Just like the last song, the overall performance seems a bit old-fashioned but works very well with the song.

Friðrik ÓmarEldur

The song – a pop ballad – is illustrated by two men who are playing big drums. The singer, who is wearinga black suit is moving around the stage. The overall performanceis a bit chaotic but the entry is well received.

Hera Björk ÞórhallsdóttirMig dreymdi

A very classical Eurovision Song Contest ballad. The singer has a very strong and emotional voice. In the background, a piano player and a vionlinist – both dressed in white with white instruments – accompany her.

Jón Jósep SnæbjörnssonSegðu mér

As expected, the 2004 representative gives a strong performance. He and his background singers / dancers are wearing pretty extraordinary costumes reminding of various musicals. The song is in the same style as Heaven back in 2004.

Guðrún Lísa EinarsdóttirEitt símtal í burtu

The first dance-pop-song of the evening. The stage performance and the costumesare very simple and could well be improved for the final if the song qualifies. The lead singer and the background choir sound a bit dissonant. A violin player illustrates the song.

Hjalti Ómar ÁgústssonFyrir þig

Another rock song. The performance reminds a bit of Athena (Turkey 2004) but with less gimmicks. The voice of the lead singer is very strong.

Eiríkur Hauksson – Ég les í lófa þínum

Song and performance are very similar to theprevious one. Nevertheless, the singer might beprefered asformer Eurovision Song Contest participant.

The results will be revealed after a break of 25 minutes.

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