Iceland: These are the entries of Söngvakeppnin 2023!
Iceland‘s public broadcaster RÚV will once again select the country’s participation in Eurovision 2023 through the national final Söngvakeppnin.
Among 132 songs, the experts jury was asked to select the 10 participants, who were recently announced in a special broadcast called #12 stig (12 points).
The 10 entries selected by the expert panel to compete in the semi-finals of Söngvakeppnin 2023, vying to represent the island of fire and ice at Eurovision 2023 are:
1st Semi-Final :
- BRAGI – Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér/ Sometimes the World´s Against You
- MÓA – Glötuð ást / Loose this dream
- Benedikt – Þora / Brave Face
- Celebs – Dómsdagsdans / Doomsday Dancing
- Diljá – Lifandi inni í mér / Power
2nd Semi-Final :
- Kristín Sesselja – Óbyggðir / Terrified
- Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK
- Silja Rós & Kjalar – Ég styð þína braut / Together we grow
- Úlfar – Betri maður / Impossible
- Sigga Ózk – Gleyma þér og dansa / Dancing Lonely
Provided last year’s rules apply, all candidates will perform their songs in Icelandic in the semi-finals, while in the final they will be able to perform the English-language versions.
The 2 semi-finals will take place on 18 and 25 February. From each semi-final, 2 out of 5 contestants will qualify for the final, which will take place on 4 March. The jury may select as a wildcard one of the 6 disqualified artists to compete in the final.
There will be 2 rounds in the final. In the first round, the audience and jury will choose which 2 will qualify to the Super Final, where the winner will be chosen exclusively by the TV audience.
Iceland was represented at Eurovision 2022 by Systur and their song “Með hækkandi sól”, finishing 23rd with 20 points.
Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the developments concerning Iceland in the competition!
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