Iceland: And the winner is Pollapönk!!

Iceland: And the winner is Pollapönk!!
Pollapönk, tonight's winners in Iceland. Photo: RUV
Reykjavik, Iceland -

First there were 297 submitted songs, then 10 semi-final entries shortened to 6 finalists and to 2 super-finalists. But only one becomes Iceland's entry at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. That honour fell to Pollapönk who will travel to Copenhagen to perform Enga fordóma.

Iceland held two semi-finals leading up to tonight's final show in which the winner will represent the island at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Televoting picked two songs in each semi-final and an expert jury selected two wildcards. That means that there were six participants in the final Söngvakeppnin 2014 show from the Háskólabíó in Reykjavik.

The participants

The show hosts were Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir & Guðrún Dís and this was the running order in tonight's final (winner in bold):

  1. F.U.N.K. - Þangað til ég dey (Franz Ploder Ottósson, Pétur Finnbogason and Lárus Örn Arnarsson)
  2. Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir - Amor (Haukur Johnson)
  3. Sigga Eyrún - Lífið kviknar á ný (Karl Olgeirsson & Sigga Eyrún)
  4. Gissur Páll Gissurarson - Von (Jóhann Helgason)
  5. Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir - Eftir eitt lag (Ásta Björg Björgvinsdóttir / Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir)
  6. Pollapönk - Enga fordóma (Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson and Haraldur F. Gíslason)

The members of F.U.N.K. are Franz Ploder Ottósson, Pétur Finnbogason, Hörður Bjarkason, Egill Ploder Ottósson and Valbjörn Snær Lillendahl while Pollapönk are Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson, Haraldur Freyr Gíslason, Guðni Finnsson and Arnar Þór Gíslason.

The results

There was a first round of voting where a combination of expert-jury voting and televoting (50/50) determined the top two: Pollapönk and Sigga Eyrún. These top two songs qualified for the second round of voting where televoting only determined the winner.

In the second round the two songs were performed in the language they wish to use if they make it to Copenhagen in May. Sigga performed in English while Pollapönk reprised Enga fordóma in Icelandic and English.

After the televoting results were calculated, last year's winning composers of Ég Á Lif came on stage to announce the winner: the band Pollapönk with the song Enga fordóma will represent Iceland.

Remember you can watch the show again in our WebTV player.

Iceland will take part in the first half of the first Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at the B&W-Hallerne on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 6th of May. The Second Semi-Final and Grand Final take place on the 8th and 10th of May respectively.

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  • Posted on 8 May 2014 at 04:53
    We love this music!

    When my friends and I travelled to Iceland in December of 2013, Enga fordóma was our favourite music! We even recorded the audio of this music with our cellphones!
    For us this music will be ever remembered as the trip for Iceland!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2014 at 16:54
    Best song on Eurovision 2014! I love energetics and charisma of these men. I hardly ever love Iceland songs (2008 good song), but this song is a masterpiece. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 March 2014 at 16:40
  • Posted on 5 March 2014 at 21:46
    The middle-aged mix between Power Rangers and the plmbers next door. I don't know why Icelandic people decided to be so much "ironic" choosing their candidates, but I'm quite sure they will give us something to smile about, in an embarassed way.

    Where are the Icelandic stunning artists like Yohanna who reached to the top of the chart with her Is It True? Eftir Eitt Lag and Amor were pretty much better, good experimentations and something different to "tell" in a wide contest like Eurovision. I'm sorry for Iceland. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 February 2014 at 19:53
    oh god.... THAT'S IT I'm saying from now on that im Danish.... SO EMBARRASSED TO BE ICELANDIC. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2014 at 16:09
    One of the worst Icelandic entry ever! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2014 at 23:48
    Iceland is one of my favourite Eurovision countries but, for me, this is the most disappointing Icelandic entry ever from the most disappointing Icelandic final ever. Hopefully Iceland will be back in form next year as I can't see them reaching the final this year. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2014 at 19:20
    Oh my God, people are so quick to judge, and can be so stubborn sometimes. You should read the translation of the lyrics first before saying a single word about this song.
    Icelanders probably chose this song to represent their country because they liked the song's message: Enga fordóma talks about equality and, of course, no prejudices. other europeans, most of them, instead of getting the message immediately critic the music style, saying that "It's so stupid", "I don't like it" etc. ...

    Shame on you Europe, icelanders don't care about your personal music tastes. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2014 at 17:50
    I don;t understand why don't you like this Song...This song is sO CUTE...I LOVE IT...can't wait to watch the performance at the final! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2014 at 08:04
    Oh yes, we need some entertainment and show and these guys are completely crazy in a good way, a good eurosong !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2014 at 01:48
    The public didn't like Sigga Eyrún. She only went through from the semi-finals as a wild card chosen from the jury. So it was foreseeable when those two competeted in the final that Pollapönk would win.

    Incidentally, Pollapönk is a popular band with children in Iceland, and many of them undoubtedly voted for their heroes in the final. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2014 at 22:53
    I don't care if this is a JOKE SONG!! It is the WORSE choice of Iceland EVER!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2014 at 22:39
    @IBHZGZ93SPAIN: This is not a joke song, it's about how the world is full of prejudice and how easy it is to fix it. They just bring the message in this entertaining way. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2014 at 22:30
    this is terrible report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2014 at 15:16
    Is a fact: If one country has a stupid song on the National Preselection, that's the song that will be send to represent that country!...Greece and Austria last year, my country (Spain) more than once, Ukraine in 2007, Latvia and Portugal (luita e alegria and we are the winners, I can't remember the year) and, like them, many others (like Iceland this year) report to the moderator