Yesterday the competitors taking part in Söngvakeppnin 2018, the Icelandic selection event were named and their songs released to the world – so you know what that means – it’s POLL TIME!
As we all know, Iceland will host two semifinals for Söngvakeppnin on the 10th and 17th of February. From each semifinal, 3 of the 6 performing artists will progress to the final, joined by a 4th wild-card entry who will be chosen by a jury. The 8 finalists will then battle in out on March 3rd for that all important right to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018!
The rules of Söngvakeppnin state that all songs in the semi finals must be performed in Icelandic, but for the final the acts are allowed to sing in whichever language they prefer. This means that most (but not all!!) songs are available in both English and Icelandic. As we couldn’t possibly decide which version to put here, we’ve put both – yes, we know we spoil you 😉
Who is your favourite? Check them out below!
Áttan – Hér Með þér / Here for You
Þórunn Antonía – Ég Mun Skína / Shine
Dagur Sigurðarson – Í Stormi / Saviour
Guðmundur Þórarinsson – Litir / Colours
Rakel Pálsdóttir – Óskin Mín / My Wish
Ari Ólafsson – Heim / Our Choice
Fókus Hópurinn – Aldrei Gefast Upp / Battleline
Aron Hannes – Golddigger / Gold Digger
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Agnes Marinósdóttir & Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir – Svaka Stuð / Heart Attack
Þórir Geir Guðmundsson & Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – Brosa / With You
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – Ég Og þú / Think It Through
Heimilistónar – Kúst Og Fæjó
Know who you want to win? You know the drill!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: http://www.ruv.is/songvakeppnin, YouTube
Image Source: escapenews.org