Söngvakeppnin 2017 kicks off in Iceland today

The Icelandic national selection for Eurovision 2017 will kick off today with the first semi-final being held live from Háskólabíó. 12 candidates will compete at this year’s Söngvakeppnin aimed to represent Iceland in Kyiv.

The running order for the first semi-final is as it follows:

  1. Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir – Bammbaramm (ENGLISH VERSION)
  2. Erna Mist Pétursdóttir – Skuggamynd (ENGLISH VERSION)
  3. Rakel Pálsdóttir & Arnar Jónsson – Til mín (ENGLISH VERSION)
  4. Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir – Heim til þín (ENGLISH VERSION)
  5. Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson – Mér við hlið (ENGLISH VERSION)
  6. Aron Hannes Emilsson – Nótt (ENGLISH VERSION)

Three candidates will go through to the grand final after a 100% televote decision. A total of 6 acts will compete at the Icelandic national final which will be held on March 11 in Laugardalshöllin, Iceland’s national indoor arena. However, there is no information about what system RUV will use in order to select the final winner, as it will be announced in the coming days.

You can follow the Icelandic semi-final 1, hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn, at 20.45 CET here and on our LIVE Page.

Who do you want to qualify from the first Icelandic semi-final? Let us know in comments!

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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