Iceland Kicks off their National Selection This Weekend!

It’s proving to be one of the biggest Eurovision national selection weekends, with more than a handful of nations either kicking off, continuing or concluding their national selections. One of the nations kicking off their national selection this weekend is Iceland, with the first of two semi-finals taking place this weekend.

Over 200 songs were submitted this year, with only 12 entries making it through to the live shows. Each semi-final will see six acts perform on stage, and as we know from previous years, the artists will be performing the Icelandic language versions of their entries in the semi-finals, and if they are to qualify to the final, they are given the choice to perform in the language their intend for Eurovision, whether that is Icelandic or English.

There will be three qualifiers from each semi-final, plus a wildcard will be chosen from the remaining non-qualifiers to continue through to the final. The final will take place on the 3rd of March.

Here are the competitors for this week’s semi-final:

  • Þórunn Antonía – Ég mun skína / Shine

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

  • Ari Ólafsson – Heim / Our Choice

  • Heimilistónar – Kúst og fæjó

  • Fókus hópurinn/The Focus Group: Sigurjón Örn Böðvarsson, Rósa Björg Ómarsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Ýr Víglundsdóttir, Karitas Harpa Davíðsdóttir and Eiríkur Þór Hafdal – Aldrei gefast upp / Battleline

  • Guðmundur Þórarinsson – Litir / Colours

You can listen to the competing songs on the official Söngvakeppnin website here. You can also follow our playlist on Spotify:

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