It'll all start tonight when Iceland has their first semi-final. And Saturday will be the day when Denmark picks their entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in addition to Iceland and Norway having their second semi-finals.
Who's in the game tonight?
In Iceland, we'll see some interesting participants this year. Namely, Yohanna, their 2009 participant is back and she's competing against Birgitta Haukdal who represented the small country in 2003! Here's the full line-up for tonight.
Magni Ásgeirsson - Ekki Líta Undan
Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson - Ég á Líf
Svavar Knútur Kristinsson and Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm - Lífið Snýst
Birgitta Haukdal - Meðal Andanna
Edda Viðarsdóttir - Sá sem Lætur Hjartað Ráða För
Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir (Yohanna) - Þú
The Icelandic public will choose three songs from each semi final to progress to the final on February 2nd. It is possible that as in the past years, producers of the show may choose a wildcard seventh entry to progress to the final.
What about Saturday?
The highlight of Saturday is of course Denmark picking their entry. They also have some interesting returners. Namely, Brinck who represented the country already in 2009 as well as the songwriter Thomas G:son who's penned several songs for the Eurovision Song contest before, most recently the Swedish winner Euphoria by Loreen.
The full line-up is as follows:
Frederikke Vedel - Jeg Har Hele Tiden Vidst Det
Brinck - Human
Kate Hall - I'm Not Alone
Louise Dubiel - Rejs Dig Op
Daze - We Own The Universe
Simone Egeriis - Stay Awake
Jack Rowan featuring Sam Gray - Invincible
Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops
Albin - Beautiful To Me
Mohamed - Unbreakable
Norway is almost trying to beat them in this by putting the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Alexander Rybak back in the game in their second semi-final. This time as a songwriter, though.
See the full line-up below:
Martin Blomvik - Det Vakje Mi Tid
Annsofi - I'm With You
Shackles - On Hold
Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby - No One
Fjellfolk - Ulvetuva
Haji - Shine With Me
Margaret Berger - Feed You My love
Three will qualify from this semi-final for the final which will take place on the 9th of February.
Iceland will have their second semi-final on Saturday too and of course it also has great participants.
Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson was responsible for the Icelandic entries of 2004, Heaven by Jónsi and 2007, Valentine Lost by Eiríkur Hauksson. Jonas Gladnikoff was part of the team behind the Irish entries for Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy and Niamh Kavanagh respectively in the 2009 and 2010. Ashley Hicklin co-wrote Tom Dice's Belgian entry Me And My Guitar in 2010.
They will compete on Saturday for the last 3 tickets for the Icelandic final:
Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir - Augnablik
Unnur Eggertsdóttir - Ég Syng!
Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir - Skuggamynd
Sylvía Erla Scheving - Stund Með þér
Jógvan Hansen and Stefanía Svavarsdóttir - Til þín
Haraldur Reynisson - Vinátta
The Icelandic public will choose three songs from each semi final to progress to the final on the 2nd of February. It is possible that as in the past years, producers of the show may choose a wildcard seventh entry to progress to the final.
During the final, a 50/50 split between jury and televoting will determine the two songs which progress to the super final. At that stage it will be 100% televoting which will determine the overall winner.
Enjoy the great weekend ahead!