Two qualifiers from first Icelandic semi-final

Iceland started their selection process for Oslo on 9 January 2010. The first of 3 semi finals began to find the Icelandic song for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. 2 songs will qualify from each semi final. The final will be on 6 February 2010.

The participants in semi final 1

Íris Hólm – The one

Matthias Matthiasson – Out of sight

Sigurjón Brink – You knocked on my door

Kolbrún Eva Viktorsdóttir – You are the one

Karen PálsdóttirIn the future

The first song by Íris was a nice ballad that was very well received by the audience. This must have a great chance of making it to the final.

Matthias was next up with a country-rock type song. This was also well received but sounded a little dated.

Sigurjón presented a piano ballad. This song did not appear to be very memorable.

Kolbrún also presented a ballad. 3 of tonight’s songs were ballads. Obviously, after the success of last year this is maybe what Iceland are looking for again.

Karen was the final act of the night with a mid tempo r&b type song. I thought this was different enough to make it to the final.

However, the 2 songs to go forward to the final are Matthias Matthiasson with his country-rock type song and Íris Holm with her gentle ballad. EuroVisionary wishes both acts the best of luck in the final.

Source:;, RUV
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