Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2022 Begins on February 19

Iceland will return to their regular Söngvakeppnin format to select their next Eurovision act. The acts competing are set to be announced in January.

The format will remain the same as in previous years, with two semi-finals and a final. The first semi-final will take place on the 19th of February, and the final will take place on March 5th. Each semi-final will feature five songs, with just two to be selected by the public. An additional song will be selected by the jury after both semi-finals are complete. This means that there will be a total of 5 acts competing in the final.

The format of the final will see all five acts performing in the first round, where 50% jury and 50% televote will determine the two superfinalists. In the superfinal, the acts will perform again with the public ultimately deciding the winner.

A total of 160 songs were sent to the Icelandic broadcaster, with the 10 competing acts to be determined internally.

Daði og Gagnamagnið represented Iceland in 2021 with the song ’10 Years’. The group was set to represent Iceland in 2020, however due to the cancellation of the contest, they were invited back in 2021. The group finished in 4th place. Watch the performance below: