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Iceland 2023: The 10 national finalists revealed

The 10 acts of which one is going to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool (UK) have been revealed. The name of the Icelandic national final is “Söngvakeppnin 2023”.

Source: RÚV, Söngvakeppnin 2023, logo

Söngvakeppnin 2023

The 10 artists and songs that are competing in the Icelandic national final, “Söngvakeppnin 2023”, have been revealed by the Icelandic national broadcaster, RÚV. In total the national broadcaster of Iceland received 132 songs that needed to be reviewed before picking a number of 10 acts in total that are going to compete in the national final.

More information about the Icelandic national final

In the Semi-finals of the Icelandic national final all contestants will first sing in their native Icelandic language. In the final the contestants can choose in which language they want to sing; the language they use in the final of Söngvakeppnin 2023, they will also use in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, if they get the chance to do so.

The 10 entrants

Below you can find a list of the 10 entrants of Söngvakeppnin 2023 and their respective songs; the entrants are divided 2 Semi-finals, which will result in one national Grand Final.

Semi-Final 1

  • BRAGI – Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér ( Sometimes the world turns against you) / Sometimes the World’s Against Us
  • MÓA – Glötuð ást (Lost love) / Lose This Dream
  • Bendeikt – Þora (Dare) / Brave Face
  • Celebs – Dómsdagsdans (Doomsday dance) / Doomsday Dancing
  • Diljá – Lifandi inni í mér (Living inside) / Power

Semi-Final 2

  • Kristín Sesselja – Óbyggðir (Uninhabited) / Terrified
  • Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK
  • Silja Rós & Kjalar – Ég styð þína braut (I support your path) / Together We Grow
  • Úlfar – Betri maður (A better man) / Impossible
  • Sigga Ózk – Gleyma þér og dansa (Forget yourself and dance) / Dancing Lonely

Listen to all the songs of Söngvakeppnin 2023 here.
Source: Misja Eurowizja YouTube channel

Dates of Söngvakeppnin 2023

You can find the dates of Söngvakeppnin 2023 below.

  • Semi-Final 1 – February 18th 2023
  • Semi-Final 2 – February 25th 2023
  • Final – March 4th 2023

Eurovision 2022

In the Eurovision Song Contest of 2022 Iceland was represented by Systur with the song “Með hækkandi sól“. The sisters ended in 10th position in Semi-final 1, and in 23rd position (of 25) in the Grand Final.
Source: Official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, Systur – Með hækkandi sól (2022)

ESCplus Live

When you want to watch the Icelandic national final, make sure to come to our dedicated live platform with the name “ESCplus Live”, click on the following link to do so:

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