Iceland selects Hatari for Eurovision 2019!

The Icelandic national final has now taken place with a total of 5 artists taking to the stage once again to perform their potential Eurovision entries.

Over two weeks, two semi-finals took place where 2 acts qualified from each semi-final with a combination of jury and televote. After the two semi-finals, the producers also elected a wildcard entry bringing the line-up for the final to a total of five acts.

Here are the competing acts:

  • Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
  • Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen – Mama Said
  • Tara Mobee – Fighting for Love
  • Hera Björk – Moving On
  • Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

During the semi-finals, the artists performed their entries in Icelandic language, however in the final the artists could elect whether they wanted to perform their entries in Icelandic or in English depending on what their preference would be if they were selected for Eurovision. From the group of five artists, two selected to keep their songs in Icelandic which were Hatari and Friðrik Ómar.

There were two rounds of voting, the first of which selected two artists to continue to the Super Final. This was a mixture of jury and televote, however in the Super Final the vote is completely up to the public.

The two entries qualifying to the Super Final were:

  • Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
  • Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

After the second round of voting, the public selected Hatari with the song Hatrið mun sigra to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2019. Listen to the song below:

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