Iceland: Hera Björk to Oslo!

Iceland: Hera Björk to Oslo!
Hera Björk - winner of the 2010 Icelandic national final, photo courtesy of RUV
Reykjavik, Iceland -

After three semi-finals it was time for the Icelandic viewers to choose their representative for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest which is to take place in Oslo at the end of May. The choice was between the six songs that had made it through to the final which we have just witnessed here on Eurovision.tv! Ultimately, it was Hera Björk with Je Ne Sais Quoi who got the highest number of televotes!

The hosts Eva María Jónsdóttir and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir introduced the show and led us to the six competing artists and their songs before the TV viewers cast their votes:

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

Two songs proceeded to the so called superfinal which were the following (winner in bold):

  • Jógvan Hansen - One More Day
  • Hera Björk - Je Ne Sais Quoi

Hera Björk charmed the viewing audience most and got the biggest number of sms- and televotes and will thus be the Icelandic representative in Oslo with Je Ne Sais Quoi.

Iceland has the hard task to match the second place achieved last year by Yohanna with Is It True? in the Final of Europe's favourite TV show, their best place to date in the competition since their debut in 1986. Iceland was also the runner-up of the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with All Out Of Luck performed by Selma, and the small nation is definitely looking forward to improve those placings and manage to win for the first time!

if you missed the Icelandic final here with us on Eurovision.tv or just want to see it again, you'll be able to watch it again through ESCTV.


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  • Posted on 6 April 2010 at 00:00
    i like it very much :)
    good luck Iceland report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2010 at 13:09
    this is good song. Iceland knows, what to send to ESC. greetings from slovenia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2010 at 08:59
    Just don't like Europop...but I like her stage presence. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 February 2010 at 00:45
    Nice song, though Yohanna's song was better. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 02:55
    Cool song!!! Reminds me on 2008 Euroband This is my life also from Iceland... Good luck, you will be at top this year again!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 February 2010 at 00:24
    Good luck Hera... Congrulations, nice song ;)
    We're waiting other countries... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 February 2010 at 00:56
    it's a good song, and a lot more lively than the other scandinavian songs this year. you can hear all the winners so far this year here: http://wiwibloggs.com/2010/02/08/esc-2010-denmarks-chanee-tomas-nevergreen-with-2/ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 19:22
    I does sound a little too familiar perhaps but with a strong performance it could do well. I like it. Easily the best of the songs chosen last night. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 18:06
    Alot of people keep saying that icelands song this year is similar to their 2008 entry. Well thats not a bad thing. Didn't it finish about 14th. and secondly we had no jury in 2008. I bet if there was it would have finished in the top 8. This years song is similar so i think it will sail through to the final and finish in a respectable place. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 17:04
    I think Iceland made the right choice, this was my favourite together with "The One". Good luck from Greece!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 16:52
    Hera and Hvanndalsbræður were two of my favorite acts and I'm glad Iceland picked Hera. Good luck, Iceland. Tough shoes to fill, yes, but a good one, too. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 16:15
    I ;like her , she seem cool .
    hope this year will be the best report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 15:08
    Nice song Iceland :D
    Good luck from Portugal ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 14:19
    Örlygur Smári strikes again! :D
    He´s a great songwriter, but in my opinion his song which got to represent Iceland in Belgrade 2008 was better- more energetic.
    However I think Iceland chose the right song- as my favourite country in Eurovision history keeps on rockin´ with a song like this, it will get a vote from me. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 14:00
    I've listened to all the songs except the winner, and for me the best is Matthías Matthíasson - Out Of Sight. I can say that was a very good final for Iceland this year! report to the moderator