Iceland: Will Söngvakeppninn be changed for Eurovision 2025!

After the Icelandic delegation returned from Malmö, Rúnar Freyr, the Head of Delegation, talked about their disappointing result in Sweden, and their future plans.

In detail, he stated that Söngvakeppninn, the country’s national final for Eurovision, is in need of some changes, which are always into consideration.

Speaking to RÚV he stated that the Söngvakeppninn as we know it, is always changing and that changes will most likely occur in future versions.

“Söngvakeppninn is constantly changing. It has been changing since 1986, when it was organized in a television studio. Then it grew and took place in Laugardalshöll, and in recent years the audience has been amazing. We are always looking for ways to do better and we will definitely do that this year. For example, let’s see how we choose the song, how we choose the composers. That’s always under consideration.”

Along other things that could change, Rúnar talked about the format of the Super Final. In the final of Söngvakeppninn, the first two songs, qualify to a second round of voting, where the winner is decided by the public vote. It’s usual for the result to be changed in that round, causing reactions.

In the end, he stated that the delegation might be disappointed with the result, but they enjoyed their trip to Malmö, while also mentioning that the EBU should keep political messages away from Eurovision.

The previous winner of Söngvakeppninn and Iceland’s representative in Eurovision 2024, was Hera Björk, with her song “Scared of Heights”, that ended up in last place of the first Semi-Final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Icelandic participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2025, in Switzerland!


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