The ballad “Is it True?” by Óskar Páll Sveinsson, performed by Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir, received the highest number of votes in the Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, making it Iceland’s entry to the contest to be held in Moscow in the spring.
“Undir regnbogann” (“Under the Rainbow”) by Hallgrímur Óskarsson and Eiríkur Hauksson, performed by Ingólfur Thórarinsson, placed second, ruv.is reports.
Russia won Eurovision last year and thus earned the right to host this year’s song contest.
Sveinsson and Jónsdóttir will now start preparing for the main competition. The semifinals will take place on May 12. Only ten entries out of 19 will make it to the finals, scheduled for May 16.
Click here to watch Jónsdóttir perform “Is it True?”