Songvakeppnin semi 1
Songvakeppnin semi 1

Söngvakeppnin 2017 begins in Iceland on February 25th, when the first six semi-finalists fight for three places in the final. It will be brutal. The Wiwi Jury has been graciously working its way through the twelve semi-finalists, and now we want to know your favourites. Are you Team Hildur, have you been enchanted by Erna Mist, or are you feeling Rúnar Eff?

You can listen to all six semi-final one entries below, and then vote for your favourites. As the songs will be sung only in Icelandic in the semi-finals (but then in English at the final), below you will find both the Icelandic and English versions for your consideration.

You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once, so be sure to tick the boxes for each song you like before hitting the submit button. Make it count people!

Söngvakeppnin 2017 Semi-final 1

1. Aron Hannes with “Tonight/Nótt”

2. Hildur with “Bammbaramm”

3. Rúnar Eff with “Make You Way Back Home/Mér við hli”

4. Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson and Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir with “Get Back Home/Heim til þín”

5. Erna Mist Pétursdóttir with “I’ll Be Gone/Skuggamynd”

6. Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir with “Again/Til mín”


Be sure to let us know who your favourite is in the comments section. We’ll be closing the poll in the run up to the first semi-final, so get voting!


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I’m gonna go with:
“Tonight” (up-lifting song, like it)
“Make Your Way Back Home” (I like his voice)
“Again” (sweet song)


Tonight is the only song i like. Weak competition. 🙁


My top 3

Make Your Way Back Home
I’ll Be Gone
Get Back Home

(J)ESC Fanatic

Arnar and Rakel for sure.


It’s actually so unbelievable how much “I’ll be Gone” sounds like Sana Nielson’s “Undo” from 2014, it is basically an exact copy but different lyrics and a weaker chorus in my opinion. Hoping “Bammbaramm” wins this semi


Aron all the way!

Polegend Godgarina

…I don’t like any of the songs lmao

I don’t know if this is a good or a bad thing, but four out of these songs would be a good Songvakeppnin winners. Good – more chance the finalists will all be top notch. Bad – there is a technical impossibility all of my favorites will be in the finals. But, then again, this might be the strongest semi this ESC season. 1. Again – incredibly powerful song, literally made me cry during the video – 10/10 2. I’ll Be Gone – amazing, 9/10 3. Make Your Way Back Home – amazing, 9/10 4. Get Back Home – adorable,… Read more »