After two semi-finals held earlier in February, it was time for Iceland’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, called “Söngvakeppnin”, to take place at Laugardalshöll venue in Reykjavik. It was won by industrial bdsm band Hatari and their song “Hatrið Mun Sigra” (Hate Will Prevail)”.
Iceland’s choice for the grandiose international event consists of three art school friends, by name Klemens Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldson and Einar Stéfansson. They started playing live in 2017 and have been chosen as the Best Live Band on Icelandic Airwaves. Now, they’ve got the chance to show what they can do in the first semi-final of the 64th Eurovision in Tel-Aviv on Tuesday the 14th of May.
Here, you can check out their entry:
Announced acts so far are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Joci Pápai for Hungary, Jurijus for Lithuania, Leonora for Denmark, S!sters for Germany, Ester Peony for Romania, Victor Crone for Estonia, Roko for Croatia, Carousel for Latvia, and Tulia for Poland. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming months.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 42 countries will compete in the contest.