Greta Salome to Represent Iceland

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Eurovision Iceland Greta Salome 2016Greta Salome will be the Icelandic representative at Eurovision in 2016. The decision came following the live final of Songvakeppnin on Saturday night where her song ‘Her Them Calling’ beat off stiff competition from five other songs.

Iceland’s Songvakeppnin Semi 2 Results!

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Eurovision Iceland Greta Salome 2016The second of Iceland’s Songvakeppnin semi finals took place on Saturday night with three more acts moving on to the final. This includes Elisabet Ormslev, Alda Dis Arnardottir and Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson. Meanwhile Palmi Gunnarsson, Erna Mist & Magnus Thorlaeius and Helgi Valur Asgeirsson were eliminated from the contest.

Iceland’s Songavkeppnin Show 1: Results!

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Greta Salome Iceland Eurovision 2016Iceland’s Eurovision bid kicked off last night when the first semi final was staged with six of the twelve acts competing live. Three of these acts would advance and the other three were eliminated.

Eurovision 2016 Guide: Iceland

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Iceland has appeared in Eurovision 28 times since they first competed in 1986. Although they came last on two occasions in 2001 and finishing with nul points in 1989, they have also had a decent run of success. Their best result was coming in in second place which happened in 1999 with ‘All Out Of Luck’ by Selma and again in 2009 with Yohanna’s ‘Is It True?’. More recently they have continually been finishing mid-bottom end of the leader board in the final. Their entry last year ‘Unbroken’ by Maria Olafs unfortunately failed to reach the final, despite being one of my favourite songs of the contest.

Melodifestivalen: Who Deserves a Second Chance?

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Now that all four heats of Melodifestivalen are over, our attention turns to the Second Chance show which will take place on Saturday 6th March. But which of the Swedish acts would you like to see progress to the live Final the following week. Listen to the artists in contention below and let us know which of acts from each battle you think should advance by voting in our polls.

Jon Henrik Fjallgren and Isa Progress to Melodifestivalen Final

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Jon Henrik Fjallgren advances to Melodifestivalen final along with Isa from Heat 3.

Tonight saw the third heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. The show kicked off as always with a song and dance number from hosts Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson who this week were accompanied by a hipster with a top knot and guitar and a harmonica lady. The quartet began their performance back stage with what I assume was a parody song, however when they made their way into the studio they were welcomed with silver pom poms and pink feather boas and broke into some Avicii.

The show kicked off proper with first contender Ellen Benedictson