Alla leið the Icelandic preview show for the Eurovision Song Contest commences on April 17, reviewing all of this year’s songs.
The Icelandic Eurovision preview show Alla leið, will commence on April 17 with the first of six shows looking forward to this May’s contest. As ever Felix Bergsson will be presenting the show and will be joined by two recurring guests to review the songs. The guests are:
- Helga Möller – Represented Iceland on their Eurovision debut in 1986 as part of ICY
- Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson – Program and Music Director at K100
Iceland and Norway are to date the only countries to announce that they will be broadcasting a Eurovision preview show this year. In previous years Germany, Finland, and San Marino have all produced shows either reviewing or presenting the competing entries.
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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 programs 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.