In 2017 SVALA represented ICELAND at the Eurovision song contest with a song called PAPER. Now she has a new single out called POGNIN (Silence).
SVALA, who represented ICELAND at the 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kyvi, has a new song out. It is called SJALFBARGA. She composed it herself.
Artist and Song Announcement by Reykjavik Lil Eurofriend (Designed by Carolina Añazgo Leo):
“I’m Reykjavik Lil Eurofriend and I’m a kind friend who loves to show kindness in everything I do and every friend Ii meet. Being sweet like honey makes me give a hug to each of the Eurovision Land inhabitants and I say kind words to let them know that I’m always bear for my friends and family… I mean, I’m always there for my friends and family! I’m always wear my bear outfit and sometime, I add the word bear to some things I say!
And, oh goody! Tonight, it’s also my national final! My country has sent nice tunes all the time, since I can “remem-bear”. On the latest 2 Escs, it’s wasn’t beary nice to see my country stay in semifinals. But, this year, I’m making my kindness shine and that my Eurostar will find a place in the Grand Final. It will be beary cool to see Iceland win Eurovision, and at the same time, being kind with others!”- By Reykjavik Lil Eurofriend
Watch Aron Hannes back stage during semi final 1 in Iceland
ESC Covers is running a competition in support of the song NOTT/TONIGHT in the Icelandic final.
The song is sung by ARON HANNES EMILSSON and one of the composers is SVEINN RUNAR SUGURDSSON who wrote the 2004 song HEAVEN for Jonsi.
What you have to do is to publish a photo of TONIGHT in your city/town with a short message. You can publish it as a comment to this post, or do it on the EUROVISION COVERAGE website or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. We will allow 2-3 weeks and then announce the winner who will win a prize.
Twelve songs have been selected for participation in the Song Contest 2017. Over 200 entries were submitted to the contest, which will be conducted similarly to last year. Icelandic- and English-language recordings of the songs are available online on songvakeppnin.is.
The semifinal will take place at Háskólabíó on Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 4th. The final will be held with pomp and circumstance at Laugardalshöll on March 11th. The three competiton events will be broadcast live on RÚV.
As in previous years, the public will be able to purchase tickets to the events; ticket sales open on Wednesday, February 1st, on tix.is. Individual tickets will be available, as well as a special discounted package, the „All the Way“ package, which is valid for all three evenings.
The winning song of the Song Contest will be Iceland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contests, which will take place in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 9th, 11th and 13th. The songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semifinals, with six songs competing each evening. The three songs that receive the greatest number of votes by phone each evening are guaranteed a spot in the finals. Six songs will therefore participate in the final of the Song Contest at Laugardalshöll on March 11th. RÚV reserves the right to send one additional song to the final if they so choose.
The event will be hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, who serves on the contest’s executive board as for the past several years.
THIS YEAR’S SONGS
The twelve songs in this year’s contest are performed heavy hitters from the Icelandic music scene and exciting newcomers. Here are the creators and performers of the twelve numbers:
Song: Ástfangin / Obvious Love
Music: Linda Hartmanns
Icelandic lyrics: Linda Hartmanns og Erla Bolladóttir
English lyrics: Linda Hartmanns
Performer: Linda Hartmanns
Music: Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir
Icelandic lyrics: Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir
English lyrics: Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir
Song: Ég veit það / Paper
Music: Einar Egilsson, Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Lester Mendez og Lily Elise
Icelandic lyrics: Stefán Hilmarsson
English lyrics: Svala Björgvinsdóttir og Lily Elise
Performer: Svala Björgvinsdóttir
Song: Heim til þín / Get Back Home
Music: Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson
Icelandic lyrics: Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson og Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson
English lyrics: Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson og Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson
Performers: Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson og Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir
Song: Hvað með það? / Is This Love?
Music: Daði Freyr Pétursson
Icelandic lyrics: Daði Freyr Pétursson
English lyrics: Daði Freyr Pétursson
Performer: Daði Freyr Pétursson
Song: Mér við hlið / Make your way back home
Music: Rúnar Eff
Icelandic lyrics: Rúnar Eff
English lyrics: Rúnar Eff
Performer: Rúnar Eff
Song: Nótt / Tonight
Music: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson
Icelandic lyrics: Ágúst Ibsen
English lyrics: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson
Performer: Aron Hannes
Song: Skuggamynd / I’ll be gone
Music: Erna Mist Pétursdóttir
Icelandic lyrics: Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir
English lyrics: Erna Mist Pétursdóttir
Performer: Erna Mist Pétursdóttir
Song: Til mín / Again
Music: Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir
Icelandic lyrics: Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir
English lyrics: Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir
Performers: Arnar Jónsson og Rakel Pálsdóttir
Song: Treystu á mig / Trust in me
Music: Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir
Icelandic lyrics: Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir
English lyrics: Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir
Performer: Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir
Song: Þú hefur dáleitt mig / Hypnotised
Music: Þórunn Erna Clausen, Michael James Down og Aron Brink
Icelandic lyrics: Þórunn Erna Clausen og William Taylor
English lyrics: Þórunn Erna Clausen og William Taylor
Performer: Aron Brink
Song: Þú og ég / You and I
Music: Mark Brink
Icelandic lyrics: Mark Brink
English lyrics: Mark Brink og Þórunn Erna Clausen
Performers: Páll Rósinkranz og Kristina Bærendsen
As was mentioned above, all of the songs are accessible on songvakeppnin.is, both in Icelandic and English. The rules of the competition stipulate that the songs must be performed in Icelandic in the semifinal, but that in the final they may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. The songs of the Song Contests will be the “record” of the week on RÚV’s radio station Rás 2 next week, and they will also be distributed to other radio stations. The website songvakeppnin.is also includes information about the songs’ creators and performers, as well as lyrics for all of the songs.