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In this section you will find information relating to the respective selections of the 43 countries participating in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 62nd edition of the competition will take place in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, on 9th, 11th and 13th May.

Check out our calendar for all national selection dates and live streaming links.

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Iceland

Tonight saw the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017, the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, take place in Reykjavík. The following acts competed for the three remaining places in the final, which will be held next week (qualifiers in bold):

  • Linda Hartmanns - Ástfangin (Linda Hartmanns / Erla Bolladóttir)
  • Daði Freyr Pétursson - Hvað með það? (Daði Freyr Pétursson)
  • Svala Björgvinsdóttir - Ég veit það (Einar Egilsson, Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Lester Mendez, Lily Elise / Stefán Hilmarsson)
  • Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen - Þú og ég (Mark Brink og Þórunn Erna Clausen)
  • Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir - Treystu á mig (Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir / Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir)
  • Aron Brink - Þú hefur dáleitt mig (Þórunn Erna Clausen, Michael James Down og Aron Brink)

Additionally, a wildcard was given to one of the non semi-final qualifiers and it went to:

  • Hildur -  Bammbaramm (Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir)

Hildur participated in the first semi-final of Söngvakeppnin last week.

The qualifiers were decided solely through public voting and songs were performed in Icelandic. English language recordings of the songs are available online at the Söngvakeppnin website. In the final the songs may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. The winning song of Söngvakeppnin will be Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

Iceland

Saturday night sees the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017, the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, take place Reykjavík.

The following acts will fight for three remaining places in the final which will be held next week:

  • Aron Brink - Þú hefur dáleitt mig / Hypnotised (Þórunn Erna Clausen, Michael James Down og Aron Brink)
  • Daði Freyr Pétursson -  Hvað með það? / Is This Love? (Daði Freyr Pétursson)
  • Svala Björgvinsdóttir - Ég veit það / Paper (Einar Egilsson, Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Lester Mendez, Lily Elise / Stefán Hilmarsson)
  • Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen - Þú og ég / You and I (Mark Brink og Þórunn Erna Clausen)
  • Linda Hartmanns - Ástfangin / Obvious Love (Linda Hartmanns / Erla Bolladóttir)
  • Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir - Treystu á mig / Trust in me (Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir / Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir)

The qualifiers will be decided solely through public voting and songs will be performed in Icelandic. English language recordings of the songs are available online at the Söngvakeppnin website. In the final the songs may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. The winning song of Söngvakeppnin will be Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

You can watch the show live starting 20:45 CET on Saturday 4th March.

Iceland

Söngvakeppnin 2017, the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contestkicked off tonight with the first semi-final held at Háskólabíó in Reykjavík, hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

The following six songs competed and the three in bold got their spot in the final, to be held on the 11th of March:

  1. Hildur -  Bammbaramm (Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir)
  2. Erna Mist - Skuggamynd (Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir / Erna Mist Pétursdóttir)
  3. Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir - Til mín (Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir)
  4. Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir - Heim til þín (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
  5. Rúnar Eff - Mér við hlið (Rúnar Eff)
  6. Aron Hannes - Nótt  (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Ágúst Ibsen)

The songs are performed in Icelandic in the semi-finals. In the final the songs may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. Icelandic and English language recordings of all the songs are available online at the Söngvakeppnin website. The winning song of Söngvakeppnin will be Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

Iceland

The Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Söngvakeppnin 2017, kicks off tonight 25th of February, with the first semi-final being held at Háskólabíó in Reykjavík. The event will be hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir. Six songs compete for three spots in the Final on the 11th of March:

  1. Hildur -  Bammbaramm (Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir)
  2. Erna Mist - Skuggamynd (Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir / Erna Mist Pétursdóttir)
  3. Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir - Til mín (Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir)
  4. Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir - Heim til þín (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
  5. Rúnar Eff - Mér við hlið (Rúnar Eff)
  6. Aron Hannes - Nótt  (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Ágúst Ibsen)

The songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semi-finals. Icelandic and English language recordings of the songs are available online at the Söngvakeppnin website. In the final the songs may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. The winning song of Söngvakeppnin will be Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

You can watch the show live starting 20:45 CET in the official Söngvakeppnin site by RÚV.

Iceland

Twelve songs have been selected for participation in Söngvakeppnin 2017, the national selection of Iceland for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, from over 200 entries that were submitted to the contest.

There are three competition events to be shown live on three Saturdays by their broadcaster, RÚV. Two semi-finals that will take place at Háskólabíó on the 25th of February and the 4th of March, and a final show at Laugardalshöll on the 11th of March.

The songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semifinals, with six songs competing each evening. The three songs that receive the highest number of televotes are guaranteed a spot in the finals. Six songs will therefore participate in the final of the Song Contest at Laugardalshöll on March 11th. RÚV reserves the right to send one additional song to the final if they choose to. The events will be hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

THE PARTICIPANTS

The order in the picture is from left to right and from top to bottom:

  • Rúnar Eff - Mér við hlið / Make your way back home (Rúnar Eff) 
  • Hildur -  Bammbaramm (Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir)
  • Aron Hannes - Nótt / Tonight (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Ágúst Ibsen)
  • Linda Hartmanns - Ástfangin / Obvious Love (Linda Hartmanns / Erla Bolladóttir)
  • Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir - Heim til þín / Get Back Home (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
  • Erna Mist - Skuggamynd / I’ll be gone (Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir / Erna Mist Pétursdóttir)
  • Svala Björgvinsdóttir - Ég veit það / Paper (Einar Egilsson, Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Lester Mendez, Lily Elise / Stefán Hilmarsson)
  • Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir - Treystu á mig / Trust in me (Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir / Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir)
  • Daði Freyr Pétursson -  Hvað með það? / Is This Love? (Daði Freyr Pétursson)
  • Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen - Þú og ég / You and I (Mark Brink og Þórunn Erna Clausen)
  • Aron Brink - Þú hefur dáleitt mig / Hypnotised (Þórunn Erna Clausen, Michael James Down og Aron Brink)
  • Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir - Til mín / Again (Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir)

Icelandic and English language recordings of the songs are available online at the Söngvakeppnin website. In the final the songs may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. The winning song of Söngvakeppnin will be Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

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