The second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2016 just took place at the Háskólabíó venue in Reykjavik, hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir & Guðrún Dís Emilsdóttir. In the show three songs have won their ticket to the final:
- Alda Dís Arnardóttir - Augnablik
- Elísabet Ormslev - Á ný
- Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson - Spring yfir heiminn
From all the six evicted songs in both semi-finals one more will get a wildcard for the final.
Söngvakeppnin 2016 semi-final 2 live
The line-up of semi-final 2
Twelve acts in total compete for the honour to represent Iceland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. They are divided in two semi-finals and the first six participated in tonight's show (in order of appearance):
- Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson - Spring yfir heiminn (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
- Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius - Ótöluð orð (Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius)
- Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson - Óvær (Karl Olgeirsson)
- Elísabet Ormslev - Á ný (Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir)
- Pálmi Gunnarsson - Ég leiði þig heim (Þórir Úlfarsson)
- Alda Dís Arnardóttir - Augnablik (Alma Guðmundsdóttir, James Wong & Alda Dís Arnardóttir)
The top three songs in the semi-final, chosen by televoting, qualified for the final to be held next Saturday, the 20th of February.
- Alda Dís Arnardóttir won the talent show Ísland got talent in 2015.
- Greta Salóme composed the song Never Forget and performed it with Jónsi in 2012 in Baku.
- Pálmi Gunnarsson was a member of Icy who represented Iceland on their debut Bergen in 1986.