Söngvakeppnin, the Icelandic national selection for Eurovision 2018 is set to begin this weekend in Laugardalshöll, one of the largest venues in Reykjavík. The show will be presented by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, who is also one of the producers of the contest, as she has been in recent years.
As in previous years, the entries will be performed in Icelandic during the semi-finals. Each show will feature six acts and the three songs with the most votes will proceed to the final which is set to take place on Saturday 3rd March. A special jury panel will also select a wildcard act for the final from the remaining non-qualifying acts from both semi-finals.
Semi Final 1, 10th February 2018
Semi Final 2, 17th February 2018
During the second Semi Final, broadcasted on 17th February 2018, another six artists will perform with the chance to win Söngvakeppnin 2018 and travel to Lisbon in May:
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Iceland made its Eurovision debut in 1986 and is yet to win the contest. In 1999 Selma finished second with her song All Out Of Luck and ten years later, Yohanna equalled this success with her ballad Is It True? Svala represented Iceland in 2017 with the song Paper.