The first semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2016 just took place at the Háskólabíó venue in Reykjavik, hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir & Guðrún Dís Emilsdóttir. In the show three songs have won their ticket to the final:
The results were decided by televoting only.
The line-up of semi-final 1
Twelve acts in total compete for the honour to represent Iceland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. They are divided in two semi-finals and the first six participated in tonight's show (in order of appearance):
The top three songs in the semi-final, chosen by televoting, qualified for the final on the 20th of February. The remaining three songs can still get a wildcard to be announced after next week's semi-final.