Iceland: “Söngvakeppnin 2023” – Semi-Final 1 Results

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV broadcasted the first semi-final of “Söngvakeppnin 2023“.
5 artists competed in the first semi-final:

  1. Benedikt – Þora / Brave Face
  2. Diljá  Lifandi inni í mér / Power
  3. Celebs – Dómsdags dans / Doomsday Dancing
  4. Bragi – Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér / Sometimes the World’s Against Us
  5. Móa – Glötuð ást / Lose This Dream

Playlists can be found here:



YouTube (Icelandic Versions)

English Versions


Based on 100% public vote, 2 artists qualified for the final.

The 2 qualifiers are:

  1. Diljá  Lifandi inni í mér / Power

2. Bragi – Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér / Sometimes the World’s Against Us

The 3 remaining artists will have to fight for a wildcard, together with next week’s eliminated acts:

  1. Benedikt – Þora / Brave Face
  2. Celebs – Dómsdags dans / Doomsday Dancing
  3. Móa – Glötuð ást / Lose This Dream

Next week, the 2nd semi-final will be held with 5 additional artists:

  1. Kristín Sesselja – Óbyggðir / Terrified
  2. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK
  3. Silja Rós & Kjalar – Ég styð þína braut / Together We Grow
  4. Úlfar – Betri maður / Impossible
  5. Sigga Ózk – Gleyma þér og dansa / Dancing Lonely

Iceland will compete in the first half of semi-final 2 at Eurovision 2023.

Don’t forget to visit our full guide to Eurovision 2023: Our Eurovision 2023 homepage

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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