Iceland has selected Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir to represent them at the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Iceland has decided and it will be Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir with the song “Hear Them Calling” representing the country on the 30th anniversary of debuting in the contest. Tonight’s contest in Reykjavik saw six artists all vying to represent the country in Stockholm, amid which the country also celebrated 30 years since their debut in the contest.
As part of celebrations marking 30 years since Iceland debuted in the contest there will be special performances from Loreen (Eurovision 2012 winner) and Sandra Kim (Eurovision 1986 winner). Furthermore a medley of past Icelandic Eurovision entries was performed by an array of former Icelandic Eurovision singers.
The winner tonight was selected in two parts, the first part will see the public and jury voting to decide two singers to go through to the super final. In the super final a 100% public vote decided the act representing them in Stockholm. The jury tonight was made up of 18 people made up of three members each from the following regions:
- Reykjavik North
- Reykjavik South
The running order was as follows:
- Hear Them Calling – Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir – 1st
- I Promised You Then – Hjörtur Traustason & Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir – 4th
- Eye of the Storm – Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – 3rd
- Ready to Break Free – Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson – 5th
- Á ný – Elísabet Ormslev – 6th
- Now – Alda Dís Arnardóttir – 2nd
Watch the winning performance below: