Earlier today, the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has confirmed Iceland’s participation in Eurovision 2022.
The submission window opened today and will be closed on the 6th of October 2021.
Experienced and popular songwriters will also be invited to compose and write some of the songs.
A special selection committee, composed of representatives of FTT, FÍH and RÚV, will choose 10 songs out of the submission.
The 10 participants of “Söngvakeppnin 2022” will be revealed in January 2022.
“Söngvakeppnin 2022” will have the same format as in previous years:
“Söngvakeppnin 2022” will be aired on February 2022. The selection will include 2 semi-finals and a grand final.
- In each semi-final, 5 artists will compete for 2 spots in the final. The results will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting.
- The jury will have the right to give a wild-card to one of the 6 non-qualifiers.
- Therefore, 5 artists will compete in the grand final. In the first round, the results will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting.
- In the “Super-Final”, the top 2 artists will compete while the results will be determined solely by the public.
“Söngvakeppnin” is being used as Iceland’s national selection for years.
In 2020, Daði og Gagnamagnið won the national selection with the song “Think About Things”.
Since Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, the broadcaster internally chose them for Eurovision 2021.
Last year, Daði og Gagnamagnið ended up in 4th place in the grand final with the song “10 Years“:
Currently, 27 countries are confirmed for Eurovision 2022:
Italy (Host Country)