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Söngvakeppnin will decide who represents Iceland in Turin
Söngvakeppnin will decide who represents Iceland in Turin

Iceland: ‘Söngvakeppnin' 2022 songs revealed 🇮🇸

Ten songs will compete in Söngvakeppnin across February and March, all hoping to build on the success enjoyed by Daði Freyr og Gagnamadnið at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 when Iceland finished 4th. The lineup is a mix of Icelandic and international superstars (both writers and performers) and emerging talent, including an Oscar winner and an all-female rap collective... so let’s take a look…

The 10 entries (available to listen to below) will be split evenly across two Semi-Finals on Saturday 26 February and Saturday 5 March. The public will decide which two songs progress from each Semi-Final, alongside a potential wildcard entry decided by Söngvakeppnin’s executive committee.

The winner of the five-song Grand Final on Saturday 12 March will be decided by a combination of televotes and an international jury.

📺 Watch: Daði Freyr og Gagnamadnið – 10 Years

Our hosts for the contest are Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, and they are expected to be joined by special guests; the likes of Måns Zelmerlöw, Loreen, Alexander Rybak and Sandra Kim have performed at Söngvakeppnin in recent years.

The Icelandic competition’s unique set of rules state that songs must be performed in Icelandic during the Semi-Finals but can switch to English should an act qualify for the Grand Final. This is why some songs have extra lyricists credited.

This year, one song (Með Hækkandi Sól) will remain in Icelandic throughout the duration of the run.

Söngvakeppnin 2022 participants

Semi-Final 1: Saturday 26 February

Söngvakeppnin 2022: AmarosisRÚV

Amarosis – Don’t You Know (Íslenska Útgáfan)
English: Don’t You Know

Music & Lyrics:
Már & Ísold

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Stefán ÓliRÚV

Stefán Óli – Ljósið
English: All I Know

Music: Andri Þór Jónsson / Birgir Steinn Stefánsson
Icelandic lyrics: Andri Þór Jónsson / Birgir Steinn Stefánsson / Stefán Hilmarsson
English lyrics: Andri Þór Jónsson / Birgir Steinn Stefánsson

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Haffi HaffRÚV

Haffi Haff – Gía
English: Volcano

Music: Steinar Jónsson / Sigurður Ásgeir Árnason
Lyrics: Hafsteinn Þór Guðjónsson / Sigurður Ásgeir Árnason

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Stefanía SvavarsdóttirRÚV

Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – Hjartað Mitt
English: Heart of Mine

Music: Halldór Gunnar Pálsson
Lyrics: Magnús Þór Sigmundsson

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Sigga, Beta and ElínRÚV

Sigga, Beta and Elín – Með Hækkandi Sól
Music & Lyrics:
Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir

Semi-Final 2: Saturday 5 March February

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Markéta IrglováRÚV

Markéta Irglová – Mögulegt
English: Possible

Music: Markéta Irglová
Icelandic Lyrics: Markéta Irglová / Sturla Mio Þórisson
English Lyrics: Markéta Irglová

Söngvakeppnin 2022: SUNCITY & SANNARÚV

SUNCITY & SANNA – Hækkum Í Botn
English: Keep It Cool

Music: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Valgeir Magnússon
Icelandic Lyrics: Valgeir Magnússon / Davíð Guðbrandsson
English Lyrics: Sanna Martinez / Anders Eriksson / Marc Caplice / Valgeir Magnússon

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)RÚV

Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík) – Tökum Af Stað
English: Turn This Around

Music & Lyrics: Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)

Söngvakeppnin 2022: KatlaRÚV

Katla – Þaðan Af
English: Then Again

Music: Jóhannes Damian Patreksson / Kristinn Óli S. Haraldsson / Hafsteinn Þráinsson / Snorri Beck
Lyrics: Kristinn Óli S. Haraldsson

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Hanna Mia and The AstrotouristsRÚV

Hanna Mia and The Astrotourists – Séns Með Þér
English: Gemini

Song: Hanna Mia Brekkan / Sakaris Emil Joensen
Icelandic Lyrics: Nína Richter
English Lyrics: Hanna Mia Brekkan / Sakaris Emil Joensen

The shows will be broadcast on RÚV and all entries can be enjoyed on the RÚV YouTube channel and on Spotify.

Let us know what you think via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook channels.

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