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Voting figures revealed for Söngvakeppnin 2019

Hatari storms public and jury votes

After a near three-hour long national final on Saturday, it was Hatari who walked away from the Icelandic national final with victory with their song “Hatrið mun sigra”. The split voting figures have now been announced for the first round of voting and the super final, with Hatari leading the voting in both rounds.

Jury and televote domination for Hatari

In the first round of voting, the results were decided by an international jury and public televote with equal weighing. Hatari and Fridrik Omar were the two artists selected to go through to the super final, however Hatari did lead both the jury and televote.

Televote

  1. Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” – 47,513 votes
  2. Fridrik Omar – “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” – 25,356 votes
  3. Kristina Bærendsen – “Mama Said” – 17,391 votes
  4. Hera Björk – “Moving On” – 9,488 votes
  5. Tara Mobee – “Fighting For Love” – 3,170 votes

Jury

  1. Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” – 24,891 votes
  2. Fridrik Omar – “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” – 21,061 votes
  3. Kristina Bærendsen – “Mama Said” – 20,582 votes
  4. Hera Björk – “Moving On” – 20,102 votes
  5. Tara Mobee – “Fighting For Love” – 16,274 votes

Total

  1. Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” – 72,404 votes
  2. Fridrik Omar – “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” – 46,417 votes
  3. Kristina Bærendsen – “Mama Said” – 37,973 votes
  4. Hera Björk – “Moving On” – 29,590 votes
  5. Tara Mobee – “Fighting For Love” – 19,444 votes

A clear win by 10,000 votes

The second round (“super final”) also seemed to prove no problem for Hatari either. The winner of the super final was decided by a public televote only which Hatari comfortably won by over 10,000 votes.

  1. Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” – 62,088 votes
  2. Fridrik Omar – “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?” – 52,134 votes

The jury seemed in agreement too

For the first round of voting, the international jury had a large part of the say in who went through to the super final. The jury was made up of ten international members including:

  • 🇦🇿 Konstantin Hudov (Azerbaijan) – Head of Press for Azerbaijan
  • 🇧🇪 Birgit Simal (Belgium) – Television producer
  • 🇨🇿 Jan Bors (Czech Republic) – Music production producer and Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic
  • 🇩🇰 Molly Plank (Denmark) – Head of Delegation for Denmark
  • 🇬🇷 Eleni Foureira (Greece) – Singer, represented Cyprus at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
  • 🇮🇸 Þorsteinn Hreggvidsson (Iceland) – Program director for Rás 2
  • 🇮🇸 Sigríður Thorlacius (Iceland) – Singer
  • 🇮🇸 Haraldur Freyr Gislason (Iceland) – Musician, represented Iceland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest as part of Pollapönk
  • 🇳🇴 Anders M. Tangen (Norway) – Television and radio broadcaster
  • 🇸🇪 Karin Gunnarson (Sweden) – Music consultant for SVT

Seven members of the jury placed Hatari first, while two members also placed Hatari last. The other three first places went to Kristina and Fridrik.

What do you think about the results of the national final? Do you think Hatari were the right winners?

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