Islande 2013

Page ESCFinales.eu

Iceland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, and have selected their entry through a national selection, consisting of two semi-finals and a final, organised by the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. Eythor Ingi represented Iceland with the song « Ég á Líf« , which scored 47 points and finished in 17th place in the grand final on 18 May 2013.[1][1][2]

National final

On 11 September 2012, RÚV announced that they will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden. The national final will have two semi-finals (25 – 26 January) and a final (2 February). The Semi-Finals will be held in RUV Studios, but the Final will be held in Harpa Concert Hall. Artists and composers couldsend in their entries to RUV until the 8 October 2012. Foreign songwriters can participate when they work together with an Icelandic songwriter.[3]

On 12 November 2012, RÚV revealed the 12 songs that will compete in the contest.[4]

Selection Format

Six songs will compete in each of the two semi finals. Three songs will be chosen to qualify directly during each semi final night by combination of the televoting public and a professional jury (50/50) but a jury can have the chance to choose one wild card song to compete in the final.

During the final, the two songs with the highest score from a joint combined vote of televotes and jury votes will be selected on the night to compete again for the winning position. The song that then gets the most televotes will represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2013. All the songs will be performed in Icelandic in both semi finals and the final, but it will be up to the winning composers to decide if their song will be performed in Icelandic or English in Malmö in May 2013.[5][6]

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1 – 25 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result
1 Yohanna « Þú » Davíð Sigurgeirsson (m/l) Out
2 Magni Ásgeirsson « Ekki Líta Undan » Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson (m), Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir (l) Wildcard
3 Svavar Knútur Kristinsson & Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm « Lífið Snýst » Hallgrímur Óskarsson (m/l), Svavar Knútur Kristinsson (l) Final
4 Edda Viðarsdóttir « Sá sem Lætur Hjartað Ráða För » Þórir Úlfarsson (m), Kristján Hreinsson (l) Out
5 Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson « Ég á Líf«  Örlygur Smári (m), Pétur Örn Guðmundsson (l) Final
6 Birgitta Haukdal « Meðal Andanna » Birgitta Haukdal (m/l), Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir (m/l),
Jonas Gladnikoff (m), Michael James Down (l), Primož Poglajen (l)
Final

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2 – 26 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result
1 Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir « Skuggamynd » Hallgrímur Óskarsson (m), Ashley Hicklin (m), Bragi Valdimar Skúlason (l) Out
2 Jógvan Hansen & Stefanía Svavarsdóttir « Til þín » Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson (m/l), Ágúst Ibsen (l) Final
3 Sylvía Erla Scheving « Stund Með þér » María Björk Sverrisdóttir (m/l) Out
4 Haraldur Reynisson « Vinátta » Haraldur Reynisson (m/l) Final
5 Unnur Eggertsdóttir « Ég Syng! » Elíza Newman (m/l), Gísli Kristjánsson (m/l), Ken Rose (m), Hulda G. Geirsdóttir (l) Final
6 Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir « Augnablik » Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson (m), Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir (l) Out

Final

Final – 2 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result
1 Magni Ásgeirsson « Ekki Líta Undan » Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson (m), Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir (l) Eliminated
2 Svavar Knútur Kristinsson & Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm « Lífið Snýst » Hallgrímur Óskarsson (m/l), Svavar Knútur Kristinsson (l) Eliminated
3 Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson « Ég á Líf«  Örlygur Smári (m), Pétur Örn Guðmundsson (l) Superfinal
4 Birgitta Haukdal « Meðal Andanna » Birgitta Haukdal (m/l), Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir (m/l),
Jonas Gladnikoff (m), Michael James Down (l), Primož Poglajen (l)
Eliminated
5 Jógvan Hansen & Stefanía Svavarsdóttir « Til þín » Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson (m/l), Ágúst Ibsen (l) Eliminated
6 Haraldur Reynisson « Vinátta » Haraldur Reynisson (m/l) Eliminated
7 Unnur Eggertsdóttir « Ég Syng! » Elíza Newman (m/l), Gísli Kristjánsson (m/l), Ken Rose (m), Hulda G. Geirsdóttir (l) Superfinal

Superfinal

Superfinal – 2 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Result
3 Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson « Ég á Líf«  1st
7 Unnur Eggertsdóttir « Ég Syng! » 2nd

At Eurovision

Eythor Ingi at the Eurovision Press Conference in Malmö.

Eythor Ingi at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Iceland was allocated to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[7] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Iceland would perform 8th, following Bulgaria and preceding Greece.[8]

Iceland qualified from the second semi-final, placing 6th and scoring 72 points.[9][10] At the second semi-final winners’ press conference, Iceland was allocated to perform in the second half of the final.[11] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Iceland would perform 19th, following Denmark and preceding Azerbaijan.[12] Iceland placed 17th in the final and scored 47 points.[1]

Points awarded to Iceland

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

Points awarded by Iceland

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c d e « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Fisher, Luke (2 February 2013). « Iceland: Eyþór Wins! ». ESCXtra. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (11 September 2012). « Icelandic 2013 Final on February 9th ». Esctoday.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.ruv.is/songvakeppni/songvakeppni-sjonvarpsins-2013
  5. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=iceland_national_final_dates_and_entries_revealed
  6. ^ http://www.ruv.is/frett/flytjendur-i-songvakeppninni-2013
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). « Draw results: Who’s in which Semi-Final? ». Eurovision.tv. 
  8. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). « Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed ». Eurovision.tv. 
  9. ^ Leon, Jakov (16 May 2013). « We have ten more finalists! ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (2) ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Brey, Marco (16 May 2013). « Second Semi-Final Winners’ Press Conference ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (17 May 2013). « Running order for the Grand Final revealed ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 17 May 2013.