Iceland’s kicked off their bid for Eurovision 2017 this evening with the first semi final of their Eurovision selection show Songvakeppnin. Six songs competed but only three could make it through to the final round of the competition. Find out who made it through!
The top three songs from semi final 1 were ‘Nott’ by Aron Hannes Emilsson, ‘Mer Vid Hli’ by Runar Eff Runarsson and ‘Til Min’ by Arnar Jonsson and Rakel Palsfottir. They have all advanced to the final in a fortnight’s time.
Meanwhile Erna Mist, Hildur and Juli Heidar Halldorsson and Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir have been eliminated. The full results are below.
Semi Final 1 Results (25th February)
- Aron Hannes Emilsson- ‘Nótt’ (Advanced)
Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir- ‘Bammbaramm’ (Eliminated)
- Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson- ‘Mér við hli’ (Advanced)
Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson and Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir- ‘Heim til þín’ (Eliminated)
Erna Mist Pétursdóttir- ‘Skuggamynd’ (Eliminated)
- Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir- ‘Til mín’ (Advanced)
The search for Iceland’s 2017 Eurovision song will continue next week with the second semi final. You can listen to all the songs in our YouTube Playlist and vote for your favourite in our poll.