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Iceland: ‘Söngvakeppnin' 2022 songs revealed 🇮🇸

05 February 2022 at 21:30 CET
Söngvakeppnin will decide who represents Iceland in Turin
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: Amarosis RÚV

Amarosis – Don’t You Know (Íslenska Útgáfan)

English: Don’t You Know

Music & Lyrics:
Már & Ísold

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Stefán Óli RÚV

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 Haff RÚV

Haffi Haff – Gía

English: Volcano

Music: Steinar Jónsson / Sigurður Ásgeir Árnason

Lyrics: Hafsteinn Þór Guðjónsson / Sigurður Ásgeir Árnason

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Stefanía Svavarsdóttir RÚV

Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – Hjartað Mitt

English: Heart of Mine

Music: Halldór Gunnar Pálsson

Lyrics: Magnús Þór Sigmundsson

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Sigga, Beta and Elín RÚV

Sigga, Beta and Elín – Með Hækkandi Sól

Music & Lyrics:
Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir

Semi-Final 2: Saturday 5 March February

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Markéta Irglová RÚV

Markéta Irglová – Mögulegt

English: Possible

Music: Markéta Irglová

Icelandic Lyrics: Markéta Irglová / Sturla Mio Þórisson

English Lyrics: Markéta Irglová

Söngvakeppnin 2022: SUNCITY & SANNA RÚV

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: Katla RÚV

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 Astrotourists RÚV

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.