Over the past two weeks, four acts have already made it to the Icelandic national final on February 12th. Tonight, in the third semi final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the last three places in the final were up for grabs and it was up to the Icelandic public to decide who they wanted to progress.
After the sudden death recently of Sigurjón Brink, the artist who was originally meant to perform song number five Aftur Heim, Sigurjón's family decided that they would like for the song to remain in the semi final, and it will now be performed by his friends.
Tonight's line up was as follows (Qualifiers in Bold) :-
This now means we have the full line up for the Icelandic final on February 12th. The following acts will all be hoping to win the Icelandic ticket to Düsseldorf :-
Iceland have been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1986. Over the years they have enjoyed some success, and have come close to winning on two occasions, finishing in second place in the Final in 1999 in Jerusalem with Selma and the high energy All Out Of Luck, and again more recently in 2009 in Moscow with Yohanna's haunting ballad Is It True.
Iceland will perform in the second half of the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on \Tuesday 10th May. Their exact starting position will be determined by a draw to be made at the Heads Of Delegation meeting in March.