LIVE: ICELAND DECIDES 2014
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Welcome to the national final of Iceland, Söngvakeppnin 2014, through which the country will decide its entry for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Six acts will compete for the ticket to Copenhagen.
HOW TO WATCH
20:45 CET ICELAND DECIDES 2014 SONGVAKEPPNIN FINAL
F.U.N.K. – Þangað til ég dey
Too much intro for nothing as the stage presentation is nothing special. The tempo seems interesting but I don’t think they delivered the song properly enough to win the show tonight. The lights didn’t help them and the camera work didn’t make any impression.
Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir – Amor
This quite a different song with lots of whistling and sticks out from the rest of the pack. Viewers might be drawn to the song because of its uniqueness. Vocals and the performance are generally well done.
Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir – Lífið kviknar á ný
A lovely song with lots of dancing and colour. It is quite different from the previous performance. In all honesty the song is a bit bland and repetitive and would definitely struggle on the Eurovision stage.
Gissur Páll Gissurarson – Von
A bit of a cliché ballad heard many times before. The singer is accompanied by a guitarist and a piano player. The vocals are excellent. Gets a good reaction from the audience.
Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir – Eftir eitt lag
A folksy song with the audience clapping along. It is a lively performance with good vocals overall. Great plays the ukulele throughout the performance. A good effort.
Pollapönk – Enga fordóma
Quite different from the rest of tonight’s offering. A pop-rock song. Both the main and supporting singers are wearing eccentric brightly coloured track suits. There is a dance routine midway through the song for which the audience goes crazy over. Good camera work and lighting on this one.
FIRST ROUND (JURY/TELEVOTING)
TO THE SUPER FINAL – Pollapönk – “Enga fordóma”
TO THE SUPER FINAL – Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir – “Lífið kviknar á ný”
F.U.N.K. – “Þangað til ég dey”
Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir – “Amor”
Gissur Páll Gissurarson – “Von”
Gréta Mjöll Samúelsdóttir – “Eftir eitt lag”
SUPERFINAL (100% TELEVOTING)
Sigga Eyrún – “Lífið kviknar á ný”
Pollapönk – “Enga fordóma”