Hatari will perform in the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has revealed that their Eurovision 2019 representatives Hatari will perform at the final of their selection show this Saturday. The group placed 10th in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv with their song “Hatrið mun sigra”.
Performing in the final on Saturday is:
- Ísold & Helga – Klukkan tifar
- DIMMA – Almyrkvi
- Iva – Oculis Videre
- Nína – Ekkó
- Daði Freyr – Gagnamagnið
The winner of Söngvakeppnin will go on to represent Iceland at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They will be performing in the first half of the second semi-final on 14th May.
Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and, aside from 2 years of relegation in 1998 and 2002, has participated every year since. The contest is incredibly popular in Iceland, regularly being one of the most watched programmes of the year. Iceland has yet to win the contest but has finished in 2nd on two occasions. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points, and in 2009 Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”. She scored 218 points, yet still finished 169 points behind the runaway winner Norway.