The final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 last Saturday was followed by an average of 141,000 viewers in Iceland.
An average of 141,000 viewers followed the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 last Saturday evening. The show was the most watched program on Icelandic television last week with a rating of 55.7% and a reach of 71.% of viewers. Overall 180,000 viewers watched part of the show which selected Iceland’s entrant for Eurovision 2020.
Daði & Gagnamagnið will represent Iceland in Rotterdam with the song ‘Think About Things’. Iceland is the favourite to win the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, placing just above Lithuania with the bookmakers currently.
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.