Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Iceland
National selection
Selection process Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012
Selection date(s) Semi-final
14 January 2012
21 January 2012
28 January 2012
Final
11 February 2012
Selected entrant Gréta Salóme & Jónsi
Selected song "Never Forget"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (8th, 75 points)
Final result 20th, 46 points
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Iceland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Icelandic entry was selected through Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012, a national selection organised by the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. Gréta Salóme & Jónsi represented Iceland with the song "Never Forget", which qualified from the first semi-final and went on to place 20th in the final, scoring 46 points.[1][2]

Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2012[edit]

The submissions period was open until 10 October 2011. Both native Icelandic citizens and people legally residing in the country before 1 October 2010 can apply. Icelandic composers are allowed to collaborate with composers residing abroad and each composer may enter a maximum of three songs. All entries shall be performed entirely in Icelandic. On 12 October 2011, RÚV announced that, 150 entries had been submitted.[3]

A total of 15 acts will compete in Söngvakeppni 2012. Each semifinal will feature five entries. Two of them will go through the final by to televoting. Therefore, the viewers will select six finalists. It is yet unknown if a jury will also select additional Icelandic qualifyers. This is an option being considered by RÚV at the moment.[4]

The songs to make it to the televised phase of the Icelandic selection will be selected by an internal committee. The identity of the authors will remain secret to avoid biased decisions. The names of the participants in the selection will be announced at a press conference by RÚV.[5]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1–14 January 2012
Draw Artist Song Composer – Lyricist
1 Íris Hólm "Leyndarmál" Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson - Þórunn Erna Clausen
2 Fatherz'n'sonz "Rýtingur" Gestur Guðnason - Hallvarður Ásgeirsson
3 Gréta Salóme & Jónsi "Mundu eftir mér" Gréta Salome Stefánsdóttir
4 Blár Ópal "Stattu upp" Ingólfur Þórarinsson - Axel Atlason
5 Heiða Ólafsdóttir "Við hjartarót mína" Árni Hjartarson

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2–21 January 2012
Draw Artist Song Composer – Lyricist
1 Guðrún Árný Karlsdóttir "Minningar" Valgeir Skagfjörð
2 Ellert Jóhannsson "Ég kem með" Ellert H. Jóhannsson - Mikael Tamar Elíasson
3 Regína Ósk "Hjartað brennur" María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Marcus Frenell, Fredrik Randquist, Kristján Hreinsson, Anna Andersson
4 Simbi & Hrútspungarnir "Hey" Magnús Hávarðarson
5 Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld "Stund með þér" Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson - Þórunn Erna Clausen

Semi-final 3[edit]

Semi-final 3–28 January 2012
Draw Artist Song Composer – Lyricist
1 Herbert Guðmundsson "Eilíf ást" Herbert Guðmundsson, Svanur Herbertsson - Herbert Guðmundsson
2 Magni Ásgeirsson "Hugarró" Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson - Þórunn Erna Clausen
3 Greta Salóme, Heiða & Guðrún Árný "Aldrei sleppir mér" Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir
4 Svenni Þór "Augun þín" Hilmar Hlíðberg Gunnarsson - Þorsteinn Eggertsson
5 Íris Lind Verudóttir "Aldrei segja aldrei" Pétur Arnar Kristinsson

Final[edit]

Final - 11 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Composer – Lyricist Position
1 Heiða & Guðrún Árný "Aldrei sleppir mér" Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir -
2 Magni Ásgeirsson "Hugarró" Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson - Þórunn Erna Clausen 3
3 Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld "Stund með þér" Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson - Þórunn Erna Clausen -
4 Simbi & Hrútspungarnir "Hey" Magnús Hávarðarson -
5 Regína Ósk "Hjartað brennur" María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Marcus Frenell, Fredrik Randquist, Kristján Hreinsson, Anna Andersson -
6 Blár Ópal "Stattu upp" Ingólfur Þórarinsson - Axel Atlason 2
7 Gréta Salóme & Jónsi "Mundu eftir mér" Gréta Salome Stefánsdóttir 1

At Eurovision[edit]

During the Semi-Final Allocation draw which was held on 25 January 2012, it was announced Iceland were scheduled to compete in the first half of the first semi-final on 22 May.[6] On 20 March 2012 the Running Order draw was held, which determined the order of which the participants performed. Iceland is set to perform 2nd in the first semi-final.[7] After qualifying from the first semi-final, Iceland drew to perform 7th in the final.[8] They came 20th with a total of 46 points.[9]

Points Awarded by Iceland[edit]

Points Awarded to Iceland[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. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Webb, Glen (11 February 2012). "Victory for Gréta Salóme & Jónsi in Iceland". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Hondal, Victor (12 October 2011). "Iceland: 150 songs submitted for Söngvakeppni 2012". EscToday.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (22 November 2011). "Iceland: 15 acts to compete in Söngvakeppni 2012". EscToday.com. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Fisher, Luke (8 September 2011). "Iceland: 2012 Selection Ready". EscDaily.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". EscToday.com. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 2012 Running Order draw revealed!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Grand Final: Running Order". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

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