The name of the national selection has this year been shortened to Söngvakeppnin 2013. Back in November, the details of the song titles, composers and lyricists were confirmed by RÚV.
We can today confirm the artists who will compete with those songs in Söngvakeppnin 2013, please note that the order of performance for each semi final has not yet been determined, this will be decided by a draw later in the month.
First semi final - Friday 25th January
Second semi final - Saturday 26th January
Familiar faces in the line up
The twelve songs have been split in to two semi finals of six songs each, as mentioned the draw for the semi final running order will take place later in the month. These will be broadcast live from the RÚV studios on Friday 25th January and Saturday 26th January respectively, both at 20:00 Icelandic time. Each show will last for 90 minutes.
The Icelandic public will choose three songs from each semi final to progress to the final on February 2nd. It is possible that as in the past years, producers of the show may choose a wildcard seventh entry to progress to the final.
During the final, a 50/50 split between jury and televoting will determine the two songs which progress to the super final. At that stage it will be 100% televoting which will determine the overall winner.