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Iceland: Diljá has filmed her postcard for Eurovision 2023!

Diljá with the song “Power” will represent Iceland at Eurovision 2023, after winning Söngvakeppnin 2023, the country’s Eurovision national final.

The 21-year-old  singer completed the shooting of her Eurovision postcard. In Eurovision, the term postcard refers to the short introduction video that is shown before each live performance. This year’s concept of postcards is artists doing activities in their home countries. Iceland’s unique geography and natural wonders provided a breathtaking backdrop for Dilja’s Eurovision postcard shooting. You can see some backstage moments below:

The following countries have confirmed they completed the shooting of their postcards:

Albania – Albina & Familija Kelmendi
Armenia – Brunette
Australia – Voyager
Austria – Teya & Salena
Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
Croatia – Let 3
Cyprus – Andrew Lambrou
Denmark – Reiley
Estonia – Alika
Finland – Käärijä
France – La Zarra
Georgia – Iru
Germany – Lord of the Lost
Greece – Victor Vernicos
Ireland – Wild Youth
Israel – Noa Kirel
Italy – Marco Mengoni
Latvia – Sudden Lights
Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
Malta – The Busker
Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
Poland – Blanka
Portugal – Mimicat
Romania – Theodor Andrei
San Marino – Piqued Jacks
Serbia – Luke Black
Slovenia – Joker Out
Sweden – Loreen
Switzerland – Remo Forrer

Iceland will compete at the Second Semi-Final of Eurovision 2023, performing 7th. Below you can watch our reaction to the national final performance of “Power”.

Eurovision 2023: Iceland’s Second Rehearsal!

The second act rehearsing for today is Iceland, represented by Diljá and her song “Power”.

Who is Diljá?

Diljá Pétursdóttir, better known simply as Diljá, was born in 2002 in Kópavogur in the Capital Region of Iceland. She first gained attention after competing in the second series of Ísland Got Talent in 2015. Off-stage, Diljá is a physiotherapy student and a committed CrossFit athlete. A self-proclaimed ‘Eurovision nerd’, it’s always been Diljá’s dream to represent her nation at the Contest.

The rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

Diljá has huge stage presence and an infectious energy, and the biggest power she has is in that extraordinary voice. She’s dressed in silver, in the second rehearsal, she changed her earings.

Iceland Second Rehearsal 2

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

As we know from the previous rehearsal, she’s moving around a lot, covering the whole stage with high kicks and gymnastic moves – it’s a really compelling combination of vocal and physical strength, that feels like nothing else at Eurovision this year. We also haven’t seen a lot of drum ‘n’ bass at Eurovision over the years, and now we’d like more please.

CHLOE HASHEMI / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Icelandic second rehearsal, once it’s published on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/F9AP5DSA9tc

The Dress Rehearsal for Iceland and the rest of Semi Final 2 will be held on the 10th of May.

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Eurovision 2023: Iceland’s First Rehearsal!

Next up on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is Iceland. Diljá with her songPoweris ready for her first rehearsal on the stage of M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool!

Who is Diljá?

Diljá Pétursdóttir, better known simply as Diljá, was born in 2002 in Kópavogur in the Capital Region of Iceland. She first gained attention after competing in the second series of Ísland Got Talent in 2015. Off-stage, Diljá is a physiotherapy student and a committed CrossFit athlete. A self-proclaimed ‘Eurovision nerd’, it’s always been Diljá’s dream to represent her nation at the Contest.

The Rehearsal

Diljá has huge stage presence and an infectious energy, and the biggest power she has is in that extraordinary voice.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

She’s also moves really well, covering the whole stage with high kicks and gymnastic moves – it’s a really compelling combination of vocal and physical strength, that feels like nothing else at Eurovision this year. We also haven’t seen a lot of drum ‘n’ bass at Eurovision over the years, and now we’d like more please.

Sarah Louise Bennet / EBU

She also wears a silver suit.

Chloe Hashemi / EBU

The second rehearsal of Iceland will take place on Friday 5/5, when we will have a better picture of what we will see from Diljá on the Eurovision stage, as we will have the official TV snippet.

Below you can watch a small clip from Iceland’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:

https://www.tiktok.com/@eurovision/video/7228574716607335706


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Iceland: Power by Diljá winner of the third Alla leið episode!

The third episode of the Icelandic preview show Alla leið was broadcast a while ago. The big winner was Dilja from Iceland, with the song Power.

The four judges of Alla leið evaluated eight more songs of this year’s contest, with Iceland’s Power topping the chart.

The results were as follows:

  1. Iceland – Diljá – “Power” – 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 – 48 points
  2. Belgium – Gustaph – “Because of You” – 10 + 10 + 5 + 10 – 35 points
  3. Denmark – Reiley – “Breaking My Heart” – 6 + 10 + 10 + 8 – 34 points
  4. Armenia – Brunette – “Future Lover” – 7 + 6 + 8 + 12 – 33 points
  5. Cyprus – Andrew Lambrou – “Break a Broken Heart” – 3 + 8 + 12 + 5 – 28 points
  6. Greece – Victor Vernicos – “What They Say” – 5 + 2 + 12 + 7 – 26 points
  7. Estonia – Alika – “Bridges” – 6 + 7 + 2 + 7 – 22 points
  8. Romania – Theodor Andrei – “D.G.T (Off and On)” – 1 + 4 + 1 + 2 – 8 points

Next week the Alla leið  panel will be rating the songs of the second half of the second semi-final.

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London Eurovision Party 2023: Watch all the live performances!

Yesterday, 16th of April, London held the last pre-party for this year’s Eurovision season.

London Eurovision Party 2023 was held in Here at Outernet and presented by Nicki French(UK 2000) and Paddy O’ Connell(former Eurovision commentator for the BBC).

22 Eurovision participants sang in London and you can watch their live performances below:

  • Australia – Voyager

There is a big difference between the studio version and their live performance. It’s a rock performance and it shows that band songs are meant for live performances. It is indeed difficult to make any predictions, but I wouldn’t be surprised in case it does well with the televoting, even if Australia is usually a jury favorite.

  • Austria – Teya & Salena

A much loved entry by Eurovision fans and it is worth it. The vocals are good, the chemistry between the duo is splendid, the weird dancing is present and the crowd is loving it. Austria has managed to beat the odds so far, contrary to those who thought that Who the Hell is Edgar was going to be a fan-flop, similarly to last year’s Halo. Now, we will only have to see how it works in Liverpool stage!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlf8Sb5RaUQ

  • Azerbaijan – TuralXTuran

A beautiful song for sure and regardless the final result, I’m really glad that Azerbaijan finally sent a song that was written by Azerbaijani people. Although, that doesn’t seem to be enough and their performances do not have a large appeal. Probably we will not see them perform in the Grand Final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLvPB2-2LAc

  • Croatia – Let 3

The most controversial entry of Eurovision 2023. Controversial is also the whole career of Let 3. Although, everyone thought that they wouldn’t make it to the Final, their live performances prove the opposite. The crowd is having fun and singing with them and their eccentricity will sure be noticed. It looks like Croatia made the right choice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHnz8Y4SmHI

  • Czechia – Vesna

A fan favorite to win at first, but at the moment it does not give winning vibes. It was a better performance than usual but it will be a long way for Czechia in order to achieve their result. Their vocals were better but staging still looks messy and chaotic and it does not put across the message of the song. There is still time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZdTtoA6IcI

  • Denmark – Reiley

A much better performance than usual but it remains a song that has small potential when live performed. Reiley being famous on TikTok might be helpful for his entry, so I can’t exclude any possibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ng571hW6Ro

  • Estonia – Alika

A beautiful song and impressive vocals. That’s it! It’s another cliché Eurovision ballad, not good enough for Alika’s vocal abilities.

  • Finland – Käärijä

We can all understand the hype. Exactly like any of his performances, he gives once more the 100% of his personality and energy. The crowd goes crazy and here we have if not the winner, a top 3 contender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeBDb3QoKss

  • Iceland – Diljá

Strong vocals and stage presence as Diljá is an energetic performer. Although, the song doesn’t seem enough for Diljá either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5GrD6IRMfc

  • Ireland – Wild Youth

A good band performance, full of energy. On the other hand, the song does not stand out for their qualification. It’s not anything new, it’s something done before but it’s not done well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c03adZUY3I

  • Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika brought the London Community Gospel Choir for her performance in London Eurovision Party. A vocal powerhouse. The song slowly receives more support and it’s all because of Monika herself. Stay is going to be loved by the juries and we can’t exclude the possibility of the public voting for her. She has a personality and you can’t skip over it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FplK-xqYZ90

  • Malta – The Busker

Good vocals and great energy on stage. Looks like they are having fun. Frontman’s moves resemble exactly what the song is all about, feeling socially anxious in parties. I really like this entry, but unfortunately it doesn’t stand out and it’s not enough for Malta’s ticket to the Final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZF3ucUwzok

  • Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

A really energetic performance of Pasha. The crowd is enjoying it and is probably sending him straight to the Final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVM4HO6991Q

  • Norway – Alessandra

Vocally speaking she gets better and better each time. Personally, I don’t mind any voice cracks of Alessandra. She has a really strong entry, her presence is imposing and her view of pre-parties like actual parties, is actually obvious when performing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPRsTpDEV3A

  • Portugal – Mimicat

Although I’m not a big fan of this year’s Portuguese entry and looks weird to me, Mimicat is vocally flawless and I’m waiting for a better performance on Liverpool to disprove me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COErIMq3AFo

  • Romania – Theodor Andrei

You will either like it or not. I don’t like it. Vocally he’s good but none of his performances, although far better than the one in Romania’s NF, seems convincing, just messy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwR26PjTJI8

  • San Marino – Piqued Jacks

In any means, not a bad song. The lead singer is vocally on point. The whole package, although, is not enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nep9c326_x4

  • Serbia – Luke Black

I still don’t get the song. It’s not my favorite entry but it is quirky, eccentric and special. He still looks awkward to me when referring to his stage presence. I’m waiting for his performance in Liverpool!

  • Slovenia – Joker Out

I love that song! Although, the studio version was not that promising at first, the charisma of every single one of the band’s members is to die for. They are stylish, humorous and committed to what they do. I hope to see that energy in Liverpool and Slovenia finally getting awarded with a good result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwZIzxI7who

  • Sweden – Loreen

The real queen of this year’s Eurovision. She teaches every Eurovision winner about when and how to return back. Vocally flawless and she seems to be connected with the crowd. Although, the led platform is missing, her strong personality is here and elevates the song. Personally, I want to see her crowned as a winner again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCYrO5vspeM

  • Spain – Blanca Paloma

Whether you like her entry or not, one thing is for sure. No one can deny Blanca’s flawless vocals and how expressive she is. Although, I can’t fully understand the song, because it has many references to Spanish culture, every time I watch her performances, her emotions really touch me. RTVE is here to win, although I don’t think it will be come true. A great entry, one of my favorites, and it is a good example on what should follow the next year after a great Eurovision result.

  • United Kingdom – Mae Muller

MAE I LOVE U!!!I can’t be completely honest with her. Vocally wise, her best performance. What it is indeed challenging is not exactly her vocals but how it will be staged. It needs some dancing, but mostly sass and attitude. These are Mae’s weapons, indeed. She seems to enjoy it and no matter the comments, crowd loves her. It’s the most mainstream pop song of this year’s Eurovision, there’s no way it will not be placed high!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJYqmM3g5qk

Which were your favorite performances? Write in the comments!

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The Netherlands: All the performances of “Eurovision in Concert 2023”!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 took place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, last night, with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert was hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The artists that performed last night were the following:

Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija

Balcan sounds and consistent vocals is what we got from Albina and the Kelmendi Family! Might be the suprise entry of this year.

Armenia – Brunette

Brunette singing about her Future Lover with ethereal vocals and the crowds singing along. Beautiful performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KspC8I7MXl0

Australia – Voyager

Voyager give what they promise! Rock and electronic sounds, so 2025! What is concerning though, is that even though their song is supposed to be very uplifting, the crowd was too static. Also falsetto was not always on point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx73Q68eWwU

Austria – Teya & Salena

That’s not a song where you can show off some unreal vocals, however it’s the song that will definitely make you dance! And Teya & Salena deliver, solid vocals and much much fun! One of my personal favourites and if you ask me, a finalist and highly likely a Top5 entry!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdh6cFfcfKo

Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX

TuralTuranX “tell us more” about their entry this year, however I’m still not getting it. A song that I could listen to the radio without complaining, but wouldn’t catch my eye/ear at the contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiT0RvJPn0

Belgium – Gustaph

The queerest entry of the year! His vocals are as good as the studio version! He is a fun guy! This is the kind of entries that I would like to qualify, even though that’s not the style of songs that I normally listen to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgx-CPHRx5A

Czechia – Vesna

I can only comment on their vocals. They were okay. However, this entry started off as a potential winner, but I’m not getting that vibe, at least not yet. But hey! It’s just a party performance! Let’s wait for their contest rehearsals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CocNlkxpxdg

Denmark – Reiley

Danish heart-throb Reiley, had his best performance to date. Some minor vocal issues, but overall a nice performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuT–QEIyag

Estonia – Alika

Nice song and great vocals! But for me, it’s no more than just that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Estonia got disqualified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UKYFFFWjgU

Finland – Käärijä

Normally, that’s a song that I can’t stand listening to for more than 10 seconds. Strangely, combined to his eccentric looks and his super nice personality, I could now handle listening to his entire Amsterdam performance! Personal opinion aside, I can totally see why this is a contender for the win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd0n_sNDiAo

France – La Zarra

Unfortunately, after a statement in her personal Twitter account, La Zarra announced that she has to cancel her appearance in Amsterdam, due to personal circumstances.

Germany – Lord of the Lost

I can’t be objective, I don’t like this style of music. I can only be objective about their vocal abilities, which are on point I must admit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPSRnNpd0A

Iceland – Diljá

That’s a song that I would add to my daily playlist, however, this song lacks something that I still don’t know what it is! Diljá’s voice is great admitedly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjjsWy1R93k

Ireland – Wild Youth

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” x “Ritmo De La Noche” x “We Are One” would be a great mashup! I low-key like this song and I loved their Amsterdam performance. But something tells me that they will struggle to qualify this year. Let’s see what happens!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NY6OODALZU

Latvia – Sudden Lights

Another performance that sounds exactly like the recorded version of their song! I didn’t see the love from the AFAS Live crowd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qFm5Wtkgg

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika definitely sounds even better than the studio version of the song. She will try to claim a high placement in the rankings of the jury voting in this year’s contest! In the beginning I didn’t quite like “Stay“, I can now say that I love her vocals on this track!

Malta – The Busker

They were not bad, not at all sounding bad live, but were they as good as it needs to be to qualify to the final show of Eurovision Song Contest? Song-wise I think not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIswu3YrrfU

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Despite the technical issues with his Madrid performance, Pasha, the Moldovan 2012 representative and returning artist of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, managed to pull off his performance. Great vocals and energy overall!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7LsW-dA_0U

Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

It’s really sad to see my 2nd place to perform questionably in their own country’s party concert. Their vocals sound a bit off at times and as a duo their vocals don’t seem to connect on their live performance. I hope they fix it till their semi-final, I don’t want to see them become the shocking non-qualifier of the year.

Norway – Alessandra

Very much improved vocally, Alessandra, gets carried away by the strength of her song and her fans are absolutely loving it! The whistle note was so-so. She will improve, I am sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97_a4eMpK0

Romania – Theodor Andrei

Theodor has a nice voice, but this song is totally “Off and On” so one would either like it or not. I don’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyin57pzpcc

San Marino – Piqued Jacks

Their are very very good vocally. Their lead vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine, frontman of Scorpions band. Their song is not at all bad after all.

Slovenia – Joker Out

I simply love this band and this song! One of my favourites! I love how they sound in each and every appearance they make before the contest. I hope they continue delivering up until the Eurovision finals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7brJYVqqgZc

Spain – Blanca Paloma

A blend of flamenco and modern sounds, bringing Spanish tradition to 2023. Her vocals are absolutely amazing. I just don’t get the hype around this entry, it is a great entry for Spain, but definitely not a top 3 entry as many fans are claiming over at social media!

Sweden – Loreen

Her vocals are out of this world! Another amazing performance of the former Eurovision 2012 winner and potential 2023 winner! And for those that claim that she sings with the assistance of an Auto-Tune device, I can assure you that even when she rehearsed in the corridors of Malmö Arena or Friends Arena during the Melodifestivalen season, she sounded exactly the same, or even better than the studio version! My winner for sure!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer

I absolutely love his Amsterdam (and every single one of his) live performance! I can’t wait to see this song complete and staged and Remo joined by his four dancers! I think he will qualify! But let’s wait and see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGsRTZ5sPcA

Ukraine – TVORCHI

I love TVORCHI and their song and their Amsterdam performance. They sounded really really good, I am a fan of their style of music, but I don’t see this entry winning. Let’s see another country winning this year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFkzKOkc_k

United Kingdom – Mae Muller

Come on, she doesn’t sound as atrocious as most of the Twitter people claim. And at least she enjoys it and the crowd loves her! I hope she will do much better in Liverpool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EMepsNxZUU

 

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Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place tonight in Amsterdam!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place in The Netherlands tonight , with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The full line-up is as follows:

  1. Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija
  2. Armenia – Brunette
  3. Australia – Voyager
  4. Austria – Teya & Salena
  5. Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  6. Belgium – Gustaph
  7. Czechia – Vesna
  8. Denmark – Reiley
  9. Estonia – Alika
  10. Finland – Käärijä
  11. France – La Zarra
  12. Germany – Lord of the Lost
  13. Iceland – Diljá
  14. Ireland – Wild Youth
  15. Latvia – Sudden Lights
  16. Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  17. Malta – The Busker
  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  19. The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  20. Norway – Alessandra
  21. Romania – Theodor Andrei
  22. San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  23. Slovenia – Joker Out
  24. Spain – Blanca Paloma
  25. Sweden – Loreen
  26. Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  27. Ukraine – TVORCHI
  28. United Kingdom – Mae Muller

In addition, Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997, UK, winner, “Love Shine a Light“) will  appear as a special guest.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool!

Poland: The Polish Eurovision Party 2023 is today!

Today, for the second year in a row, the Polish Eurovision Party 2023 will take place in Warsaw. The hosts of the evening will be Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2011 & 2016) and Konrad Zemlik (the organizer of the event).

At this year’s Polish pre-party, twenty-five artists will appear, who are participating in this year’s Eurovision or have participated in the past.

The Eurovision 2023 entrants who will perform tonight are:

  • Albina & Familija Kelmendi – Albania
  • Alika – Estonia
  • Diljá – Iceland
  • Joker Out – Slovenia
  • Let 3 – Croatia
  • Mae Muller – United Kingdom
  • Monika Linkytė – Lithuania
  • Pasha Parfeni – Moldova
  • Piqued Jacks – San Marino
  • Reiley – Denmark
  • Sudden Lights – Latvia
  • The Busker – Malta
  • Vesna – Czechia
  • Wild Youth – Ireland

The remaining sixteen artists who will accompany this year’s participants are:

  • Anne-Marie David – Winner of Eurovision 1973 with Luxembourg
  • Eye Cue – North Macedonia 2018
  • Felivers – Tu bije serce Europy 2023 (Polish National Final)
  • Filip Baloš – Pesma za Evroviziju ’23 (Serbian National Final)
  • Gromee – Poland 2018
  • Inis Neziri – Festivali i Këngës 56 & 59 (Albanian National Final)
  • Krystian Ochman – Poland 2022
  • Kuba Szmajkowski – Tu bije serce Europy 2022 & 2023
  • Lindsay Dracass – United Kingdom 2001
  • Melovin – Ukraine 2018
  • Oceana – Unser Song für Dänemark
  • Poli Genova – Bulgaria 2011 & 2016
  • Senhit – San Marino 2011, 2020 & 2021
  • Slavko – Montenegro 2017
  • Sunstroke Project – Moldova 2010, 2017
  • Viki Gabor – Winner of Junior Eurovision 2019 with Poland

 

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Iceland: results for Söngvakeppnin 2023 revealed!

Iceland’s public broadcaster RUV has announced the detailed results for their national final Söngvakeppnin 2023.  Now we can examine how both the televoting and jury gave their points.

Iceland national final got the highest voting participation from the televoting exceeding any previous year.  In fact, the Icelandic final receive more than 260,000 votes, an impressive number for a country with a population of around 370,000 people.

Here are the detailed results of Söngvakeppnin 2023:

Public voting in the first round of voting

  1. Diljá -Power: 47,549 votes (38.60%)
  2. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK: 31,557 votes (25.62%)
  3. Celebs – Doomsday Dancing: 17,436 votes (14.15%)
  4. Bragi -Sometimes the world’s against you: 14,463 votes (11.74%)
  5. Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely: 12,179 votes (9.89%)

Jury voting in the first round of voting

  1. Diljá – Power: 30,939 votes (25.12%)
  2. Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely: 24,350 votes (19.77%)
  3. Celebs – Doomsday Dancing: 23,491 votes (19.07%)
  4. Bragi -Sometimes the world’s against you: 22,345 votes (18.14%)
  5. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir -OK: 22,059 votes (17.91%)

Total first round voting results

  1. Diljá – Power: 78,488 votes (31.86%)
  2. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK: 53,616 votes (21.76%)
  3. Celebs -Doomsday Dancing: 40,927 votes (16.61%)
  4. Bragi – Sometimes the world’s against you: 36,808 votes (14.94%)
  5. Sigga Ózk – Dancing Lonely: 36,529 votes (14.83%)

The top two voted songs advanced to the second and final voting phase, where only the audience voted.

Second phase televoting

  1. Diljá – Power: 85,515 votes
  2. Langi Seli and the Shadows -OK: 42,235 votes

The votes from the televote during the first voting phase were added to the votes of the second round, for the final result.

Final result

  1. Diljá-Power: 164,003 votes
  2. Langi Seli and the Shadows -OK: 95,851 votes

The ranking of the judges

Judge 1

Dilja – Power
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir -OK

Judge 2

Celebs – Doomsday Dancing
Dilja – Power
Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir -OK

Judge 3

Dilja – Power
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing
Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir –OK

Judge 4

Dilja – Power
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing

Judge 5

Langi Seli og Skuggarnir -OK
Dilja – Power
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Sigga Ósk -Dancing Lonely

Judge 6

Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
Dilja – Power
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir -OK
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing

Judge 7

Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir –OK
Dilja – Power
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you

Judge 8

Dilja – Power
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir –OK
Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you

Judge 9

Dilja – Power
Sigga Ózk -Dancing Lonely
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir -OK
Celebs – Doomsday Dancing

Judge 10

Celebs – Doomsday dancing
Dilja – Power
Langi Seli og Skuggarnir –OK
Sigga Ósk -Dancing Lonely
BRAGI – Sometimes the world’s against you

The international jury consisted of four Icelandic and six foreign professionals:

  • Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir (Lay Low) musician – Iceland
  • Jón Ólafsson musician – Iceland
  • Jóhann Kristófer Stefánsson (Joey Christ) artist – Iceland
  • Gugusar (Guðlaug Sóley Höskuldsdóttir) musician – Iceland
  • Gaute Ormåsen competing in Eurovision 2022 – Norway
  • Ersin Parlak San Marino Music Agent and Media Representative at Eurovisison – Turkey
  • Ramūnas Zilnys Music Director at Lithuanian National Radio – Lithuania
  • Helena Nilsson Social Media Manager – Sweden
  • Ihan Haydar competing in Eurovision 2022 – Denmark
  • Emely Griggs Program Director at Australian National Television – Australia

Iceland is very notable for being very transparent regarding their Eurovision national final.  Every year at the end of their national final the public broadcaster makes public the details of both the jury and the televote so that everyone can know the details behind the final scoreboard.

Diljá will represent Iceland in Liverpool for Eurovision with her song Power

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more updates about the Iceland in Eurovision 2023!

Source: RUV

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2023 running order revealed!

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has revealed the running order for their Eurovision national final.

Five songs are competing in the final for Söngvakeppnin 2023.  The Iceland final will take place next March 04 in Söngvakeppnishöllinni in Gufunes.

Here is the running order:

  1. Sigga Ózk – “Dancing Lonely”
  2. BRAGI – “Sometimes the World’s Against You”
  3. Celebs – “Doomsday Dancing”
  4. Diljá – “Power”
  5. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – “OK”

According to the rules of the Icelandic national final, during the Grand Final all the acts should sing in the language they will perform should they are selected to represent Iceland.  All of the acts but Langi Seli og Skuggarnir are planning to perform in English.

The final of Söngvakeppnin 2023 has two phases: in the first phase the jury and the public will select two acts that will proceed to the “Superfinal”.  The public then will decide the winner in thee Superfinal.

Source: RUV