Iceland picks two more acts for their final

Iceland picks two more acts for their final
Tonight's winners in Iceland Photo: Atli Karl Bachmann (RUV)
Reykjavik, Iceland -

Tonight, the second semi-final of Iceland's national selection, Söngvakeppnin 2014, took place where five more songs competed for two spots in the Final. The lucky ones were Pollapönk and F.U.N.K. Also two wildcards for the final were chosen in the show.

Ten acts in total compete for the right to represent Iceland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Tonight, the second Semi-Final took place where five of these acts competed for just two more places in the Final.

This is the list of tonight's acts. The qualifiers are highlighted in bold:

  • Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir - Lífið kviknar á ný (Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson / Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir)
  • Guðrún Árný Karlsdóttir - Til þín (Trausti Bjarnason / Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir)
  • F.U.N.K. - Þangað til ég dey (Franz Ploder Ottósson, Pétur Finnbogason and Lárus Örn Arnarsson)
  • Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir - Aðeins ætluð þér (María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Marcus Frenell, Beatrice Eriksson & Johnny Sanchez)
  • Pollapönk - Enga fordóma (Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson and Haraldur F. Gíslason)

Also to the final through the wildcards are Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir from tonight's show and Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir from last week's semi-final.

The final

The final will take place next Saturday and will have six participants. The line-up looks like this:

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

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 February 2014 at 23:16
    These two finalist are both such energetic songs, the rhythm really gets you! Iceland is doing very well report to the moderator