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Iceland 2013

  1. Julio STRANGLES

    And one more country reveals the names and the songs for it's national final with some known names for us, let's see:

    Semi Final 1

    • Magni Ásgeirsson - Ekki Líta Undan (Composer: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson Lyrics: Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir)
    • Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson - Ég á Líf (Composers & Lyrics : Örlygur Smári and Pétur Örn Guðmundsson)
    • Svavar Knútur Kristinsson and Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm - Lífið Snýst(Composer: Hallgrímur Óskarsson Lyrics: Hallgrímur Óskarsson and Svavar Knútur Kristinsson)
    • Birgitta Haukdal - Meðal Andanna (Composers: Birgitta Haukdal, Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir and Jonas Gladnikoff Lyrics: Birgitta Haukdal, Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir, Michael James Down and Primoz Poglajen)
    • Edda Viðarsdóttir - Sá sem Lætur Hjartað Ráða För (Composer: Þórir Úlfarsson Lyrics: Kristján Hreinsson)
    • Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir (Yohanna) - Þú (Composer and Lyrics: Davíð Sigurgeirsson)
    Semi Final 2:
    • Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir - Augnablik (Composer: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson Lyrics: Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir)
    • Unnur Eggertsdóttir - Ég Syng! (Composers : Elíza Newman, Gísli Kristjánsson and Ken Rose Lyrics: Eliza Newman, Gísli Kristjánsson and Hulda G. Geirsdóttir)
    • Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir - Skuggamynd (Composers: Hallgrímur Óskarsson and Ashley Hicklin Lyrics: Bragi Valdimar Skúlason)
    • Sylvía Erla Scheving - Stund Með þér (Composer & Lyrics: María Björk Sverrisdóttir)
    • Jógvan Hansen and Stefanía Svavarsdóttir - Til þín (Composer: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson Lyrics: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson and Ágúst Ibsen)
    • Haraldur Reynisson - Vinátta (Composer & Lyrics: Haraldur Reynisson)
    What do we know then?

    • Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir (Yohanna) ofc she represented Iceland in 2009 (Is It True?), being one of the big favourites to win that year, she finished 2nd just behind the record breaking winner Alexander Rybak.
    • Birgitta Haukdal she also represented Iceland back in 2003 with the song ''Open Your Heart''
    • Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson, probably not as known to us like the previous ones, but he was responsible for both 2004 (Heaven) and 2007 (Valentine Lost) songs.
    • Jonas Gladnikoff was part of the team behind the Irish songs in 2009 (Et Cetera) and 2010 (It's For You).
    • Ashley Hicklin co-wrote the Belgian 2010 song ''Me And My Guitar''.
  2. Wiggles Administrator

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  3. Julio STRANGLES

    the songs are online, you can look for them but i leave you with the 2 we know:




    I've had a quick flick through and IMO the first SF is much stronger than the second one. Yohanna surely has to be the favourite (even without being Yohanna :P) with Birgitta and Magni hot on her heels, closely pursued by Svavar Knútur and Hreindís Ylva. Maybe they won't want to go for the girl/boy thing this year though. I am really struggling to find 3 (or even 1 tbh) from the 2nd SF :( (Apologies for the kiss of death I have obv saddled these people with.)
  5. Luis DLC I spread Eurovision joy in the US, oy

  6. Elmar New Member

    WOW Icelandic song is sooo sweet, I hope that they won't change it to English lang.
  7. Luis DLC I spread Eurovision joy in the US, oy

    I read an article today and it seems everyone involved with this entry is fed up with the song being compared to this:

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  8. Norbert Welcome

    oh..its so similar i just heard it now :Dhaha
  9. OskarEvansBaker New Member

    This song goes into the top half of my ranking. I love his voice.

    I love to hear English versions of entries. I don't always prefer them, but I like that they exist so i can try and sing along to them.
    I love this entry as it is,so don't expect an English version to be better but look forward to hearing it anyway (if/when it happens).
  10. Wiggles Administrator

    According to this news article, Iceland's song is just about ready. The video is being finished and lyrics have been written in English, French and Spanish. On Friday they'll apparently publish which version will be performed in Malmö, and in which language.

    I personally hope they keep it in Icelandic, even though they may record other versions of the song. Iceland has never done that though; they have always sung in English since they've been able to, so it won't be surprising if that's the choice this year as well. We'll see on Friday.
  11. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    Iceland please dont ruin the song by changing it to English
  12. Wiggles Administrator

    Good news, the song will remain in Icelandic.
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  13. Magnus New Member

    Posted it on youtube guys :)
  14. Magnus New Member

    I got a call from some guys, I had to remove the video.... so bensi (wiggles) can you post it?
  15. Wiggles Administrator

    They'll publish it later then, let's not annoy them more.
  16. Norbert Welcome

  17. Wiggles Administrator

    Someone else has posted it for the moment, so it's just as well to post it here. It's still not officially available outside of Iceland, I have no idea why.
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  18. Mina Member with a "past"

    I had forgotten how good this is...and I love the video<3
  19. Norbert Welcome

    everytime i hear i dislike it more :(
  20. sokrates1988 I HATE EUROVISION

    Fantastic News well done Iceland my number 1 for this year <<

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