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Sangur vár til NVSC 20
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Dates
Round 1 12–22 September 2016
Round 2 23 September–3 October 2016
Host
Venue Nordic House, Tórshavn
Presenter(s) Rannvá Joensen
Broadcaster KVF
Voting
Entries 10
System 100% Televoting
Winner Eivør - "Í tokuni"
Sangur vár til NVSC
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Sangur vár til NVSC 21 was the second edition of the Faroese music competition that selected the Faroe Islands' entry for the North Vision Song Contest 21. The selection consisted of two rounds held in Tórshavn.

Information

In a press conference, KVF spokesperson Daniel Ólafsson announced that for the second time, Sangur vár til NVSC would be held to select the entry for the Faroe Islands in the twenty first North Vision Song Contest. With the same format previously used in the first edition of the National Selection: ten songs would be competing in a first round with the top three most voted songs advancing to the second round where the official entry would be selected. It was announced that the show was inspired by the Danish national selection show.

The selection consisted of two rounds and was held in Nordic House, Tórshavn. Televoters could vote up to twenty times in both rounds. The competing entries were chosen by the broadcaster after several artists submitted songs.

Venue

The Nordic House (Faroese: Norðurlandahúsið) is the most important cultural institution in the Faroe Islands. Its aim is to support and promote Nordic and Faroese culture, locally and in the Nordic region.

In concept it is green with dragon like steel struts to provide stability against the strain that the hurricane winds often place on the 2000 m² turf-covered roof. Inside the building there is a large lobby space that can house a number of simultaneous activities. There is a café and a recessed amphitheater. Exhibitions are organized here as well as cultural events. The Public areas can be subdivided or combined with light, sound and space defining elements. All of the rooms are daylit except for the 800 m² hall, which can be opened to the amphitheater and lobby, as the west end wall consists of movable elements. The bearing element in structure and space is the high in cast concrete wall in the large hall. Everything rests on it or relates to it. The large span of steel structure emanating from this wall gives space in the lobby for the organic, snakelike and supple stairs and ramp.

Songs presentation

The ten artists were not presented before the actual first round show on 12 September.

Artist(s) Song
(English translation)
Flag of None
Bára Silvansdóttir "Hugsar um meg" (Believe in Me) Flag of Faroe Islands
Byrta "Í tínum eygum" (In Your Eyes)
Danny and the Veetos "I Am Afraid"
Eivør "Í tokuni" (In The Mist)
Faroe5 "Tell Me Now"
glóð "Spilt tíð" (Wasted Time)
Jórunn "Lion"
Lisa&Asta "Home"
Marius Ziska "Going Home"
Marni Kruse "Walking Under Stars"

Round 1

The first round started on 12 September 2016 with the voting lasting 10 days and ending on 22 September 2016. The three songs that qualified to the second round (highlighted) were revealed on 23 September.

Draw Language Artist Song Place Votes
01 English Lisa&Asta "Home" 9 685
02 English Faroe5 "Tell Me Now" 3 2210
03 English Marni Kruse "Walking Under Stars" 8 859
04 Faroese Eivør "Í tokuni" 1 8799
05 English Danny and the Veetos "I Am Afraid" 7 891
06 Faroese Bára Silvansdóttir "Hugsar um meg" 6 1179
07 Faroese glóð "Spilt tíð" 5 1269
08 English Jórunn "Lion" 4 1947
09 English Marius Ziska "Going Home" 10 676
10 Faroese Byrta "Í tínum eygum" 2 2485

Round 2

The top three songs from the first round qualified to the second round. The voting in the second round started on 23 September 2016 and closed on 2 October 2016 with the results being revealed the day after.

Draw Language Artist Song Place Votes
02 English Faroe5 "Tell Me Now" 3 4352
04 Faroese Eivør "Í tokuni" 1 15165
10 Faroese Byrta "Í tínum eygum" 2 4483

Voting and results

In both rounds, the public was able to vote via phone call or SMS. KVF received 21.000 calls and SMS in the first round aswell as 24.000 calls and SMS in the second round.

See also

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