Icelandic national final line-up complete

Icelandic national final line-up complete
Hera Björk, one of the Icelandic qualifiers tonight. Photo courtesy of RUV
Reykjavik, Iceland -

The 3rd semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the Icelandic selection for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest has just produced the last two finalists: Hera Björk and Sjonni Brinck!

The last semi-final included five more hopefuls trying to reach the final on Saturday 6th of February. The two songs that managed to do so were the ones with the highest number of sms-and televotes (qualifiers in bold):

  • Arnar Jónsson - Þúsund Stjörnur
  • Sjonni Brinck - Waterslide
  • Hera Björk - Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • Steinarr Logi Nesheim - Every Word
  • Anna Hlín - Komdu Á Morgun Til Mín

Hera Björk was the runner-up of the Danish national selection last year with Someday and she has provided backing vocals for Iceland in the 2008 and 2009 Eurovision Song Contests. Arnar Jónsson and Sjonni Brinck have also tried their luck in previous Icelandic selections.

The line-up of the Icelandic final now looks like this:

  • Íris Hólm - The One
  • Matthías Matthíasson - Out Of Sight
  • Hvanndalsbræður - Gleði Og Glens
  • Jógvan Hansen - One More Day
  • Hera Björk - Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • Sjonni Brinck - Waterslide

You can listen to all of the candidates in the official website of the Icelandic selection. Next Saturday 30th of January, there will be a warm up show where the six songs of the final will be summed up.

Iceland will try to win the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time this year in Norway, the country where they debuted in the 1986 contest. Last year they came 2nd in Moscow with Yohanna's Is It True?


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  • Posted on 24 January 2010 at 19:50
  • Posted on 24 January 2010 at 17:50
    I like Hera's song. Okay sounds a little of Euroband in 2008. I've seen her at the Club-Meeting in Colonge last November and she was absolutly great. So I want her to represent Iceland this year.

    The song "Waterslide" is nice, but not my cup of tea.

    I was surprised that Yolanda reached such a hight placing in Moscow. Was it the kitch video with the ship and the dolphine what gave her the points. Eurovision has seen better ballads that didn't scored high. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 January 2010 at 14:00
    Come on - Matthias Matthiason - classic name, wonderful song, wonderful person

    How can this song go wrong - the others not so sure (N) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 January 2010 at 05:58
    I really thought after the outstanding song from Yohanna and the very well deserved 2nd place, Iceland could come up with something a LOT better than this big pile of MEH! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 January 2010 at 05:57
    None of these songs are that good. I like Waterslide, but not for Eurovision, just for listening. What a shame. I think Hvanndalsbræður - Gleði Og Glens or Jógvan Hansen - One More Day should go to Oslo, but it will probably be Hera Björk. It's a shame, because I would like her to represent Iceland, but not with these simple dated Eurodance songs. I don't know why people think they can do well any more. report to the moderator