Iceland reveals the 12 Söngvakeppnin competitors!

With a string of non-qualifications, Iceland is hoping to return to former glory and bring something fresh and original to the table for 2018. As per previous years, the nation is choosing to hold a national final, and this year there will be 12 competing acts.

Söngvakeppnin will begin on February 10th, where the first semi-final will be held. The second semi-final will be on the 17th of February with the final on the 3rd of March. Six songs will be competing in each semi-final, where the top three will progress to the final.

Like in previous years, the competing songs have been released in both Icelandic and English. The songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semi-finals, then in the final the song must be performed in the language the artists would intend to sing in if they were to make it to Eurovision in Lisbon.

Here are the competing acts:

  • Aron Hannes – Golddigger/Gold Digger

  • Áttan – Hér með þér/Here for you

  • Ari Ólafsson – Heim/Our Choice

  • Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp/Battleline

  • Dagur Sigurðarson – Í stormi/Saviour

  • Heimilistónar – Kúst og fæjó

  • Stefanía Svavarsdottir, Agnes Marinósdóttir, Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir – Svaka stuð/Heart Attack

  • Þórunn Antonía – Ég mun skína/Shine

  • Guðmundur Þórarinsson – Litir/Colours

  • Þórir Geir Guðmundsson, Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – Brosa/With You

  • Tómas Helgi Wehmeier, Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – Ég og þú/Think It Through

  • Rakel Pálsdóttir – Óskin mín/My Wish

You can listen to all the songs on the official website here, or down below in our Spotify playlist!

Watch the 2017 entry here:


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