In the Icelandic national final the band Pollapönk could win the ticket for Copenhagen. Among six finalists the striking band dressed in leisure suits received the majority of votes in the first round which was a mix of televotes and jury votes and in the second part where only televotes were counted.
This year the Icelandic broadcaster RUV receive a record of submitted entries of 297. At the end there were only 10 songs presented in two semi finals. The best three songs have been qualifying for the big final.
Unlike last year the final show had no real highlights. First of all the show did not take place in the concert house “Harpa”, therefore a lecture hall of the Reykjavik University was used. There have been no other singers on stage, no real interval act. There have been quite a lot look backs in the history of Iceland in Eurovision. The Olsen Brothers (Denmark’s winners of 2000) appeared in a video sequence, unfortunately, they were not singing on stage.
The choice of the 10 songs has not been overwhelming and the six finalists were all ok, but quite average, nothing what really has been sticking out. Will this be enough to win in Copenhagen?