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AdamAloud
post Jan 21 2018, 01:07 PM
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Ari Ólafsson - Our Choice

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post Jan 21 2018, 01:08 PM
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The 12 competing songs for this year's Söngvakeppnin are:

Aron Hannes – Golddigger / Gold Digger
Áttan – Hér međ ţér / Here for You
Ari Ólafsson – Heim / Our Choice
Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp / Battleline
Dagur Sigurđarson – Í stormi / Saviour
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Agnes Marinósdóttir & Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir – Svaka stuđ / Heart Attack
Ţórunn Antonía – Ég mun skína / Shine
Guđmundur Ţórarinsson – Litir / Colours
Ţórir Geir Guđmundsson & Gyđa Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – Brosa / With You
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guđbrandsdóttir – Ég og ţú / Think It Through
Rakel Pálsdóttir – Óskin mín / My Wish
Heimilistónar – Kúst og fćjó

and they are all on a scale from average to shit! If I HAD to pick a favourite, it would probably be 'Battleline' but even that's a 5/10 mediocre attempt at pop rock. I know Iceland's had a tough time at Eurovision recently but I can't see how any of these will make it to the final.
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post Jan 21 2018, 03:02 PM
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That's disappointing to hear, I hope it's just your opinion... they've been missing the final with some solid entries so to go downwards from that level of quality seems odd.
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post Jan 21 2018, 10:21 PM
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I had a brief scan through and I agree, nothing here comes close to their last two entries so I also envisage a 4th consecutive DNQ. A shame, but this is a very disappointing selection.
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post Jan 21 2018, 10:34 PM
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Gold Digger is...passable at best and what I suspect will get the ticket from this crop but they best hope they don't get drawn in the same Semi as Mikolas Josef because then they'd get blown completely out of the water.
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post Feb 10 2018, 07:32 PM
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Anyone watching tonight? Excited to see if any of these get better once I hear them live lol.
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So qualifiers of the night..

Ari Ólafsson – Heim / Our Choice
Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp / Battleline
Heimilistónar – Kúst og fćjó

Fókus hópurinn were great even if they were just a little bit cringey. Heimilistónar were super random and hilarious but the song is shit lol. Ari Ólafsson was the worst performance of the night imo so I fully expect him to be the top vote getter.
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post Feb 18 2018, 06:53 PM
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I've finally listened to all 12 songs in this, they're overall slightly better than I expected but true that there's no obvious qualifier to the Eurovision final amongst this lot.

Gold Digger is pretty good in a 7/10 sort of way though his 2017 entry was better.

I really like the songs by Fókus hópurinn and Heimilistónar, so I'm glad to see they've both gone further. Also like Rakel Pálsdóttir's song.

Didn't care for the other eight much.
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post Feb 19 2018, 09:10 AM
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I'm hoping we send out Aron Hannes if we expect to qualify for the first time in 4 years lol. Fókus Group and Dagur are also contenders but I'd say their chances of qualifying in the actual contest are slim (especially for Fókus). Everyone else remaining is average at best.

Áttan's performance was SO bad, it's so funny that all their 10 year old fans still voted them through. Can't wait for the juries to all put them dead-last come March 3rd <3 Nice kids and all but I'm not here for a 2/10 performance in Lisbon.


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post Feb 19 2018, 09:18 AM
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For anyone curious this is all the acts who qualified for the final:



Aron Hannes – Golddigger / Gold Digger



Áttan – Hér međ ţér / Here for You



Ari Ólafsson – Heim / Our Choice



Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp / Battleline



Dagur Sigurđarson – Í stormi / Saviour



Heimilistónar – Kúst og fćjó
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post Feb 19 2018, 12:58 PM
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Mikolas Josef would eat Golddigger alive!
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post Feb 19 2018, 08:47 PM
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Aldrei gefasst upp looks and sounds like the only good song here so hopefully they will win~
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post Feb 20 2018, 10:08 AM
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Gonna go out on a limb and try to predict the results prior to the final. I will most definitely be way off at some parts (mostly Heimilistónar and Fokus Group could surprise me) but for the most part I think I'll be close to the actual results.

RESULTS
06. Ari Ólafsson - "Our Choice" (Jury 4th, Televote 6th)
05. Heimilistónar - "Kúst & Fćjó" (Jury 5th, Televote 5th)
04. Fókus Group - "Battleline" (Jury 3rd, Televote 5th)
03. Áttan - "Here With You" (Jury 6th, Televote 1st)
02. Aron Hannes - "Golddigger" (Jury 2nd, Televote 3rd)
01. Dagur Sigurđsson - "Saviour" (Jury 1st, Televote 2nd)

SUPERFINAL
02. Dagur Sigurđsson - "Saviour" (42%)
01. Aron Hannes - "Golddigger" (58%)

If there's a wildcard things will obviously shift but not by much. The only song I can imagine being added is Thorunn Antonia but that'll still just end up 6th or 7th in the final if that happens.
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post Mar 2 2018, 03:30 PM
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TOMORROW'S NATIONAL FINAL...
ICELAND



Söngvakeppnin

3rd March 2018
Begins at 7:45pm in the UK and Iceland.
The show is scheduled to last 2 hours 35 minutes.

Watch the selection via the official RÚV website..

Running order
01. Fókus - Batteline
02. Áttan - Here For You
03. Ari Ólafsson - Our Choice
04. Heimilistónar - Kúst og fćjó
05. Aron Hannes - Gold Digger
06. Dagur Sigurđsson - Í stormi


Voting format
There will be two rounds of voting. The first round will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% televoting, with the top 2 songs progressing to the super final. Here, the overall winner will be chosen by 100% televoting.

The favourites to win
The bookies have it as a two horse race between Aron Hannes and Dagur Sigurđsson.
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post Mar 3 2018, 08:36 PM
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Hello gang
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post Mar 3 2018, 10:06 PM
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Ridiculous voting format
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post Mar 3 2018, 10:33 PM
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Ari Ólafsson - Our Choice some how won
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post Mar 3 2018, 10:36 PM
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Iceland, I know you've been done dirty the past few years, but we don't deserve this.
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post Mar 3 2018, 10:38 PM
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This is very tragic reality singing contest winners single isn't it.
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post Mar 3 2018, 10:39 PM
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Another DNQ then
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