Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country  Iceland
National selection
Selection process Söngvakeppni
Sjónvarpsins 2010
100% Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
9 January 2010
16 January 2010
23 January 2010
Final
6 February 2010
Selected entrant Hera Björk
Selected song "Je ne sais quoi"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 123 points)
Final result 19th, 41 points
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Iceland selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 through the Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins contest, with the contest held over January and February 2010, organised by Icelandic broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV).

Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2010[edit]

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Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2010 did contain three semi-finals held in January 2010, each containing 5 songs. 2 songs from every semi-final qualified to the grand final, held on 6 February. The four TV shows were hosted by Eva María Jónsdóttir and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

Rules for the contest were released by RÚV in September 2009. A maximum of three compositions could be submitted by each composer, with all applicants having been Icelandic citizens, or have their official residence in the island, as of 1 October 2009. Submissions were accepted until 5 October 2009 at midnight.[1][2] A total of 150 compositions were submitted to RÚV, a significant decrease from last year's contest.[3][4] The fifteen performing songs, their performers and authors were announced by RÚV on 18 December.[5][6]

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final was held on 9 January 2010. The show featured last year's Icelandic entrant Yohanna, and Ingó, Yohanna's runner-up at Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2009, who performed a number of acoustic duets together.[7]

The two winners of this semi-final were Íris Hólm with the song "The One" and Matthias Matthiasson with "Out of Sight".[8][9]

Semi-final 1–9 January 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Lyricist
1 Íris Hólm "The One" Birgir Jóhann Birgisson, Ingvi Þór Kormáksson
2 Matthias Matthiasson "Out of Sight" Matthías Stefánsson
3 Sigurjón Brink "You Knocked On My Door" Jóhannes Kári Kristinsson
4 Kolbrún Eva Viktorsdóttir "You Are The One" Haraldur G. Ásmundsson, Kolbrún Eva Viktorsdóttir
5 Karen Pálsdóttir "In The Future" Bryndís Sunna Valdimarsdóttir & Daði Georgsson, Bryndís Sunna Valdimarsdóttir

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final was held on 16 January 2010. Jógvan Hansen and Hvanndalsbræður qualified to the final by a public televote out of the five competing acts.[10][11]

Semi-final 2–16 January 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Lyricist
1 Menn ársins "Gefst ekki upp" Haraldur Vignir Sveinbjörnsson, Sváfnir Sigurðarson
2 Hvanndalsbræður "Gleði og glens" Rögnvaldur Rögnvaldsson
3 Sigrún Vala Baldursdóttir "I Believe In Angels" Halldór Guðjónsson, Ronald Kerst
4 Jógvan Hansen "One More Day" Óskar Páll Sveinsson & Bubbi Morthens
5 Edgar Smári Atlason "Now And Forever" Albert Guðmann Jónsson, Albert Guðmann Jónsson & Katrín Halldórsdóttir

Semi-final 3[edit]

The third and final semi-final was held on 23 January 2010. Sigurjón Brink and Hera Björk were chosen by a public televote to qualify to the final out of the five competing acts.[12][13]

Semi-final 3–23 January 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Lyricist
1 Arnar Jónsson "Þúsund stjörnur" Jóhannes Kári Kristinsson
2 Sigurjón Brink "Waterslide" Sigurjón Brink
3 Hera Björk "Je ne sais quoi" Örlygur Smári & Hera Björk
4 Steinarr Logi Nesheim "Every Word" Steinarr Logi Nesheim
5 Anna Hlín "Komdu á morgun til mín" Grétar Sigurbergsson

Final[edit]

The final was held on 6 February, after a recap of the contest was held on 30 January. The six semi-final qualifiers performed again, and the televoters decided the winner. After the top two were revealed it was announced that Hera Björk was the winner of the contest with the song "Je ne sais quoi", beating Jógvan Hansen into second place.[14][15]

Final - 6 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Composer - Lyricist Place
1 Íris Hólm "The One" Birgir Jóhann Birgisson, Ingvi Þór Kormáksson -
2 Matthias Matthiasson "Out of Sight" Matthías Stefánsson -
3 Hvanndalsbræður "Gleði og glens" Rögnvaldur Rögnvaldsson -
4 Jógvan Hansen "One More Day" Óskar Páll Sveinsson & Bubbi Morthens 2
5 Sigurjón Brink "Waterslide" Sigurjón Brink -
6 Hera Björk "Je ne sais quoi" Örlygur Smári & Hera Björk 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Iceland competed in the first semi-final of the contest, on 25 May, reaching third place and qualifying to the final, in which they came nineteenth.

Points Awarded by Iceland[16][edit]

Points Awarded to Iceland (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Iceland (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2009-09-09). "Iceland in search for Yohanna's successor". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ Anadioti, Eva (2009-09-05). "RÚV deadline for submissions due October 5". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ Costa, Nelson (2009-10-29). "RUV decides on February 6". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  4. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2009-10-30). "Iceland sets national selection on February 6th". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  5. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2009-12-18). "Iceland: Complete line-up for national finals revealed". ESCToday. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Victor, Escudero (2009-12-18). "Iceland: line-up for national final disclosed". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Florian, Grillhofer (2010-01-09). "Live: First semi final in Iceland". ESCToday. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2010-01-09). "Results: Two acts qualified in Iceland". ESCToday. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  9. ^ M. Escudero, Victor (2010-01-09). "Two songs proceed to the Icelandic final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  10. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2010-01-16). "Results: Two acts qualified in Iceland". ESCToday. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  11. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (2010-01-16). "Iceland picks two more finalists". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  12. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (2010-01-23). "Icelandic national final line-up complete". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  13. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2010-01-23). "Results: Two acts qualified in Iceland". ESCToday. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  14. ^ M. Escudero, Victor (2010-02-06). "Iceland: Hera Björk to Oslo!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  15. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2010-02-06). "Iceland sends Hera Björk to Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  16. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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