Iceland: The results of Semi-Final 1 of Söngvakeppnin 2023!

Iceland, the land of ice and fire, has started seeking its representative for Eurovision 2023 through the national final Söngvakeppnin. A few minutes ago, the First Semi-Final was completed, with two out of five competing contestants qualifying for the Grand Final.

The hosts of the show where Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson, Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir and Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson.

The 5 entries appeared in the following order:

1. Benedikt – “Þora”

2. Diljá – “Lifandi inni í mér” – QUALIFIED

3. Celebs – “Dómsdagsdans”

4. Bragi – “Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér” – QUALIFIED

5. Móa – “Glötuð ást”

Decided solely by the public vote, the 2 acts that advanced to the Grand Final are:

  • Diljá – “Lifandi inni í mér”
  • Bragi – “Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér”

The Second Semi-Final, where two more finalists will be decided, will take place next Saturday, February 25.

Söngvakeppnin Format

A total of 10 songs take part in Söngvakeppnin 2023 after being selected by the relevant RÚV jury. Five songs take part in each of the two semi-finals, with the best two from each semi-final advancing to the Grand Final. After the semi-finals, the judges have the right to use a wildcard, on one of the six artists who did not qualify.

In the two semi-finals, the result will be decided solely by public vote, while in the final there will be a combined public and jury vote to decide the two songs that will advance to the Super Final. There, the Icelandic public has the ultimate say in choosing the country’s next representative.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the developments concerning Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest!

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