Wiwi Jury Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2017 Reviews and Rankings


Twelve acts will compete at Söngvakeppnin 2017 – the Icelandic national selection for Eurovision 2017 – but there will only be one winner. To help you make an informed decision on who to pay attention to, the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – will preview and review each of this year’s acts. Who will be our favourite from Iceland?

Our jury for this edition consists of 20 jurors who hail from Ireland, Iceland, Australia, Finland, Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom and the United States. We bring the international flavour, y’all.

Each juror assesses every song independently, and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We’ll be unrolling these one by one over the coming weeks. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.

 Söngvakeppnin 2017: Reviews and Rankings

  1. Svala Björgvinsdóttir – “Paper” (7.89)
  2. Erna Mist Pétursdóttir – “I’ll Be Gone” (6.67)
  3. Aron Hannes – “Tonight” (6.47)
  4. Júlí Heiðar and Þórdís Birna – “Get Back Home” (6.39) *
  5. Rúnar Eff – “Make Your Way Back Home” (6.39)
  6. Linda Hartmanns – “Obvious Love” (6.31)
  7. Hildur – “Bammbaramm” (6.03)
  8. Aron Brink – “Hypnotised” (5.97)
  9. Arnar Jónsson and Rakel Pálsdóttir – “Again” (5.86)
  10. Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir – “Trust In Me” (5.25)
  11. Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen – “You and I” (4.11)
  12. Daði Freyr Pétursson – “Is This Love” (3.17)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote.