After one year of absence, the famous national final from Iceland “Söngvakeppnin” is back!
Today, the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV was all set and ready to reveal one of their most kept secrets of the season: who’s gonna make it into this year’s addition.
Semi – Final 1 [26th of February 2022]
Amarosis – “Don’t you know”
Music & Lyrics: Már & Ísold
Stefán Óli – “Ljósið” (The light) / “All I know”
Music: Andri Þór Jónsson / Birgir Steinn Stefánsson
Icelandic lyrics: Andri Þór Jónsson / Birgir Steinn Stefánsson / Stefán Hilmarsson
English lyrics: Andri Þór Jónsson / Birgir Steinn Stefánsson
Haffi Haff – “Gía” / “Volcano”
Music: Steinar Jónsson / Sigurður Ásgeir Árnason
Lyrics: Hafsteinn Þór Guðjónsson / Sigurður Ásgeir Árnason
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – “Hjartað mitt” (My heart) / “Heart of mine”
Music: Halldór Gunnar Pálsson
Lyrics: Magnús Þór Sigmundsson
Sigga, Beta & Elín – “Með hækkandi sól” (With the rising sun)
Music & Lyrics: Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir
Semi- Final 2 [5th of March 2022]
Hanna Mia and the Astrotourists – “Séns með þér” (See you soon) / “Gemini”
Song: Hanna Mia Brekkan / Sakaris Emil Joensen
Icelandic Lyrics: Nína Richter
English Lyrics: Hanna Mia Brekkan / Sakaris Emil Joensen
Katla – “Þaðan af” (From there) / “Then again”
Music: Jóhannes Damian Patreksson / Kristinn Óli S. Haraldsson / Hafsteinn Þráinsson / Snorri Beck
Lyrics: Kristinn Óli S. Haraldsson
Markéta Irglová – “Mögulegt” (Possible) / “Possible”
Music: Markéta Irglová
Icelandic Lyrics: Markéta Irglová / Sturla Mio Þórisson
English Lyrics: Markéta Irglová
Reykjavikurdaetur – “Tökum af stað” (Let’s get started) / “Turn this around”
Music & Lyrics: Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)
Suncity and Sanna – “Hækkum í botn” (Let’s go to the bottom) / “Keep it cool”
Music: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Valgeir Magnússon
Icelandic Lyrics: Valgeir Magnússon / Davíð Guðbrandsson
English Lyrics: Sanna Martinez / Anders Eriksson / Marc Caplice / Valgeir Magnússon
YouTube (Iceland Versions)
YouTube (English Versions)
- Saturday, 26th of February 2022 – “Söngvakeppnin 2022” Semi-Final 2
- Saturday, 5th of March 2022 – “Söngvakeppnin 2022” Semi-Final 2
- Friday, 11th of March 2022 – Family Show / Jury Show (won’t be broadcast)
- Saturday, 12th of March 2022 – “Söngvakeppnin 2022” Grand Final
“Söngvakeppnin 2022” – Full Details
- RÚV have receieved a total of 158 songs for the selection.
- 5 artists have been chosen out of public submissions. 5 others have been chosen among established song writers who were directly contacted by RÚV.
- 5 artists will compete in each semi-final. The results of each semi-final will be determined by public vote only. 2 artists will advance to the final.
- There’s a possibility that the jury will give a wild-card to one of the non-qualifiers.
- The shows will be held in a new location, in the so-called Singing Competition Hall, which is in the RVK Studios in Gufunes.
- 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.
Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, managing director of the competition, said:
“”We have met with great understanding from the great people who run the competition and no less from the competitors themselves who are all unanimous in making it as great as possible. We are incredibly grateful for that.
In fact it would have been preferable to postpone the competition even further to increase the chances that it could be held without infection control restrictions and other negative consequences of the epidemic. Unfortunately, this will not work as the deadline for submitting Eurovision submissions is and must be 13 March. That deadline will not be extended.”
What will Iceland‘s fate be like in Eurovision 2022?
Will Iceland achieve another top10 result?
So all you need to do now is get on board and enjoy the show!
Guiding you through all the rounds are the show hosts Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.
Check out all the Eurovision 2022 updates and playlists on the contest’s homepage HERE