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Iceland in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Here you find everything you need to know about Iceland’s preparations for the “Eurovision Song Contest 2014”, including the results of “Söngvakeppnin 2014” and links to their last five Eurovision entries (and their results), just to put the new plans in perspective. Iceland
Iceland’s plans for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest:
Broadcaster: RÚV
Website: ruv.is/songvakeppni
Selection: “Söngvakeppnin 2014”: 2 semifinals, 1 final, 10 entries
Date: final on February 15th
Iceland will participate in the (1st half of) the first semi-final of the 2014 ESC, on May 6th


“Enga fordóma“, Pollapönk – the winner of Söngvakeppnin 2014

The schedule for the Icelandic “Söngvakeppnin 2014”:
(The hosts: Ragnhild Steinunn Jónsdóttir and Gudrun Dis Emilsdóttir)
October 7th 14th: Submission deadline ( RÚV received 297 entries)
December 2013 The 10 finalists were announced
February 1st Semifinal 1 5 participants → 2 finalists
February 8th Semifinal 2 5 participants → 2 finalists
February 15th Final ? finalists → 2 superfinalists → 1 winner

Final, February 15th – The results:

Superfinal:
1. “Enga fordóma“, Pollapönk (in Superfinal: Icelandic/English version)
2. “Lífið kviknar á ný“, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir (in Superfinal: “Up and away” English version)
Other finalists (in random order):
Þangað til ég dey“, F.U.N.K.
Amor“, Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir
Von“, Gissur Páll Gissurarson
Eftir eitt lag“, Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir

The Icelandic “Söngvakeppnin 2014” – The finalists – Running Order:

Þangað til ég dey“, F.U.N.K. (semifinal 2: viewers’ choice)
Amor“, Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir (semifinal 1: jury’s wildcard)
Lífið kviknar á ný“, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir (semifinal 2: jury’s wildcard)
Von“, Gissur Páll Gissurarson (semifinal 1: viewers’ choice)
Eftir eitt lag“, Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir (semifinal 1: viewers’ choice)
Enga fordóma“, Pollapönk (semifinal 2: viewers’ choice)

Semifinal 2 – The results:

To the final:
Þangað til ég dey“, F.U.N.K.
Enga fordóma“, Pollapönk
Hoping for the wildcard:
Lífið kviknar á ný“, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir
Til þín“, Guðrún Árný Karlsdóttir
Aðeins ætluð þér“, Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir
The jury’s wildcards:
Amor“, Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir (från semifinal 1)
Lífið kviknar á ný“, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir (från semifinal 2)

Semifinal 1 – The results:

To the final:
Eftir eitt lag“, Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir
Von“, Gissur Páll Gissurarson
Hoping for the wildcard:
Dönsum burtu blús“, Sverrir Bergmann
Amor“, Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir
Elsku þú“, Vignir Snær Vigfússon

“Söngvakeppnin 2014” – Semifinal 1 – The participants:

Dönsum burtu blús“, Sverrir Bergmann
(StopWaitGo: Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Sæþór Kristjánsson)
Eftir eitt lag“, Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir
(Ásta Björg Björgvinsdóttir, Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir)
Von“, Gissur Páll Gissurarson
(Jóhann Helgason)
Amor“, Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir
(Haukur Johnson)
Elsku þú“, Vignir Snær Vigfússon
(Vignir Snær Vigfússon, Þórunn Erna Clausen)

“Söngvakeppnin 2014” – Semifinal 2 – The participants:

Lífið kviknar á ný“, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir
(Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir)
Til þín“, Guðrún Árný Karlsdóttir
(Trausti Bjarnason, Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir)
Þangað til ég dey“, F.U.N.K. (Franz Ploder Ottósson, Pétur Finnbogason, Lárus Örn Arnarsson, Valbjörn Snær Lilliendahl, Egill Ploder Ottósson, Hörður Bjarkason)
(Franz Ploder Ottósson, Pétur Finnbogason, Lárus Örn Arnarsson)
Aðeins ætluð þér“, Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir
(María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Marcus Frenell, Beatrice Eriksson, Johnny Sanchez)
Enga fordóma“, Pollapönk (Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson, Haraldur F. Gíslason, Guðni Finnsson, Arnar Gíslason)
(Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson, Haraldur F. Gíslason)
The last five Icelandic entries and results in the Eurovision Song Contest
Iceland
2013: Ég Á Líf Eythor Ingi Grand Final: 17th place
2012: Never Forget Greta Salóme & Jónsi Grand Final: 20th place
2011: Coming Home Sjonni’s Friends Grand Final: 20th place
2010: Je Ne Sais Quoi Hera Björk Grand Final: 19th place
2009: Is It True? Yohanna Grand Final: 2nd place

(Keep in mind that the dates and rules can change and transcription errors may occur, so I can’t guarantee that everything is 100% correct all the time, although I update the page frequently with info from various Eurovision sites.)