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.