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post Oct 16 2015, 10:06 AM
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Greta Salóme - Hear Them Calling

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Following on from the earlier announcement that Iceland would again use the Söngvakeppnin national final to select its 2016 entry, Icelandic broadcaster RUV has now confirmed dates and the format the competition will take.

In 2016 Söngvakeppnin will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and the broadcaster is promising something special, saying, “We are diving into this year’s preparations with big enthusiasm!” And as Hera Björk told us recently, Icelanders really know how to party.

The format is largely the same as what was used in 2015. The competition is only open to songwriters with Icelandic citizenship or permanent residence in Iceland. However, Icelandic songwriters are able to co-write with non-Icelandic songwriters, but two-thirds of the music and one half of the lyrics must be contributed by an Icelandic songwriter.

All songs in the semi-final must be performed in the Icelandic language, but in the grand final songs must be performed in the language intended for its Eurovision performance. Last year, five of the seven finalists were performed in English, with “Lítil skref” becoming “Unbroken”.

The deadline for submitting songs to RUV is 2 November. To find out more about entering, visit RUV.

There’ll be two semi-finals, and three songs from each semi will progress to the final. There’ll also be a wildcard pick from the remaining semi-finalists, making a total of seven songs in the final.

In the final, the seven songs will be narrowed down to two superfinalists via a 50/50 jury and televote. The overall winner will then be selected by 100% televote.

The semi-finals will be held on 6 and 13 February 2016, and the grand final will be held on 20 February.

RUV’s rules also state that technically it is only the song that wins Söngvakeppnin, not the performer(s). After the winning song has been chosen, RUV then internally selects the performers who’ll be going to Stockholm. It is safe to assume that RUV will go with the existing lead singer(s) of the winning song, but as we saw earlier this year when María Ólafs’ dancers from Söngvakeppnin didn’t make it to Vienna, the supporting performers won’t be guaranteed a ticket to Stockholm.

http://wiwibloggs.com/2015/10/16/iceland-r...in-2016/104652/
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post Dec 11 2015, 09:17 PM
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Sigga Eyrún – Kreisí (Crazy) (Karl Olgeirsson, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir)
Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson – Óvær (Uneasy) (Karl Olgeirsson)
Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius – Ótöluðorð (Unspoken words) (Erna Mist, Magnús Thorlacius)
Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason – Hugurminner (My mind is) (Þórunn Erna Clausen)
Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson – Spring yfirheiminn (All over the world) (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson, Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
Alda Dís Arnardóttir – Augnablik (One Moment) (Alma Guðmundsdóttir, James Wong, Alda Dís Arnardóttir)
Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – Óstöðvandi (Unstoppable) (Kristinn Sigurpáll Sturluson, Ylfa Persson, Linda Persson, Alma Rut Kristjánsdóttir)
Ingólfur Þórarinsson – Fátækurnámsmaður (A broke student) (Ingólfur Þórarinsson)
Elísabet Ormslev – Á ný (Again) (Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir)
Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir – Raddirnar (The Voices) (Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir)
Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir & Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir – Égséþig (I see you) (Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir, Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir)
Pálmi Gunnarsson – Égleiðiþigheim (I lead you home) (Þórir Úlfarsson)

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Greta the biggest name there I think with 2 songs, 1 of which she is performing herself!
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post Jan 15 2016, 03:18 PM
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Songs are up for your listening pleasure at the RUV website

Erna Hron is duetting with the guy who just won The Voice Iceland and they're doing a big old power ballad so the hype seems to be with them. Yes, Erna Hron might FINALLY win something!!1!11!!!
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post Jan 16 2016, 05:50 PM
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Just listened to Greta's song as I've seen it compared to Of Monsters and Men, and wow it is amazing! ohmy.gif Absolutely love the Of Monsters and Men-esque instrumental post-choruses, although I won't get any hopes up!
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Sandra Kim will be performing at Söngvakepnnin as a special guest to mark 30 years since her win/Iceland's first participation.
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Kreisí or NOTHING
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Alda's song is the only decent one really. Too disappointing of a selection. i want another Ekki Líta Undan, (Erin's) Augnablik, Leyndarmál, Hugarró (Magni slayed!), utterly ikonec Kolbrun Eva in the yellow pregnancy gown. sad.gif
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post Jan 19 2016, 08:31 AM
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QUOTE(gooddelta @ Feb 7 2010, 12:49 AM) *
I'm very pleased with tonight's results overall

Iceland - perfect - will still flop though sad.gif
Sweden - perfect, couldn't have gone any better
Norway - would have preferred A1 but still Didrik has EASILY the second best song and definitely gave the best performance
Denmark - the song is actually growing on me hugely now!

anna 'couldn't have gone any better' bergendahl

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post Jan 19 2016, 09:54 AM
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That would have been a comment about one of the Melodifestivalen semi-finals, no? (that post being from February when the final is in March...)

We ALL know I wanted Keep On Walking or Kom to beat Bergendahl so I'd not have said that in regards to the final.


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yeah, that was Semi 1. salem and ola qualified with road of salvation and yessika got to ac. hardly the perfect result either way ;_;
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It was perfect for me, so I stand by that ;_; I can take or leave Road Salt but I still listen to the other three qualifiers there quite regularly.
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i really like Iceland and icelandic singers
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English version of 'Kreisi' which, surprise surprise, translates into English as 'Crazy'

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Wait until you catch up on Greta's performance! The stage show is sensational, think Heroes but even bigger! ohmy.gif
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hun. get MELODIFESTIVALEN into your heart for f***'s sake. you are an EMBARRASSMENT of a Eurovision forum moderator!
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TABBED BROWSING!!
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Let's hope it qualifies!
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this is LITERALLY the performances of heroes and euphoria with a "2 for 1" discount.

beyond tragic. not to mention the song is average.
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