RÚV has confirmed that a total of 132 songs have been submitted for the country ‘s national final, from which only one will be selected to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The number of songs submitted this year is down 28 songs compared to Söngvakeppnin 2022.
As in previous years, a total of ten songs will be selected to compete. The ten entries will be selected by representatives of FTT, FÍH and RÚV, with experienced and popular songwriters also invited to take part. Söngvakeppnin 2023 will take place on:
- First semi-final – February 18th
- Second semi-final – February 25th
- Final – March 4th
The ten songs that will compete in Söngvakeppnin 2023 will be announced by RÚV in January. RÚV encourages all artists regardless of genre to apply to take part in the competition.
Systur represented Iceland in the final of Eurovision 2022 with “Með sárkandi sól “. They reached 23rd place, scoring a total of 23 points.
Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Iceland’s participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!