Who will represent Iceland at Eurovision 2013? Well the country took a step towards deciding that question tonight with the first Semi Final of Söngvakeppnin 2013.
6 acts performed tonight
- Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir – Þú – (Composer and Lyrics: Davíð Sigurgeirsson)
- Magni Ásgeirsson – Ekki líta undan – (Composer: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson Lyrics: Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir)
- Svavar Knútur Kristinsson & Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm – Lífið snýst – (Composer: Hallgrímur Óskarsson Lyrics: Hallgrímur Óskarsson and Svavar Knútur Kristinsson)
- Edda Viðarsdóttir – Sá sem lætur hjartað ráða för – (Composer: Þórir Úlfarsson Lyrics: Kristján Hreinsson)
- Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson – Ég á líf – (Composers & Lyrics : Örlygur Smári and Pétur Örn Guðmundsson)
- Birgitta Haukdal – Meðal andanna – (Composers: Birgitta Haukdal, Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir and Jonas Gladnikoff Lyrics: Birgitta Haukdal, Sylvía Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir, Michael James Down and Primoz Poglajen)
After the Jury and Public votes were combined the 3 lucky acts that progressed to the final were (and in no particular order)
- Birgitta Haukdal – “Meðal andanna”
- Svavar Knútur Kristinsson & Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir Hólm – “Lífið snýst”
- Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson – Ég á líf
The shock for some tonight will be that Yohanna failed to qualify for the National Final again but the standard was very high in this Semi Final.