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Your preview of Iceland's 'Söngvakeppnin' final

01 March 2024 at 12:00 CET
Diljá performing Power for Iceland at the Second Semi-Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
A guide to get you all set for the big final of Iceland's glittering 'Söngvakeppnin'.

How To Watch: The 'Söngvakeppnin' final is happening on Saturday 2 March, with a start time of 20:45 CET. Wherever you are in the world, you'll be able to stream it live on Icelandic broadcaster RÚV's online player.

Through two Saturday nights in February, we were seated as Iceland's Söngvakeppnin brought us the semi-finals of the 2024 edition of the beloved song competition. Now, thanks solely to the votes of the Icelandic public, we have our 5-song final to look forward to on Saturday night. 

After the semi-finals that took place in the Truenorth studios, the climax of Söngvakeppnin returns to its usual final-night stomping ground of Laugardalshöll, on the eastern side of the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík. 

Ragnhildur Steinunn, Siggi Gunnars and Unnsteinn Manuel will be our three hosts on hand to talk us through the evening of entertainment, which is expected to last for just under two and a half hours.

As well as taking us through the 5 competing entries, our hosts will also be guiding us through the voting process - which, as in previous years at the final of Söngvakeppnin, will happen across two stages.

In the first round of voting we'll watch as an international jury vote and a public televote contribute scores to the 5 finalists. Each side will have a 50% say in the points that are given out and this will result in two songs moving forward to a 'superfinal'.

In this round, it's just the Icelandic public that will get to score the songs. All public votes will be carried over from the first stage, voting will open again, and Iceland will decide which entry is declared the winner of Söngvakeppnin 2024.

Ahead of Saturday night's Söngvakeppnin final, you can already get yourself familiar with the 5 songs that will be taking part.

Below you can take a listen to each of the entries in the order that they'll be performed in on the night.

The Söngvakeppnin 2024 finalists RÚV / Ómar Örn Hauksson

VÆB - Bíómynd

Hera Björk - Scared of Heights

ANITA - Downfall

Bashar Murad - Wild West

Sigga Ózk - Into The Atmosphere

This year's Söngvakeppnin final will be available to watch with an alternative English commentary, hosted by Darren Adam, as well as with sign-language interpretation.

Wherever you are, in Iceland or elsewhere, you can head to ruv.is/english on Saturday night to watch the show in your choice of language.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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