Söngvakeppnin final 2018

12 acts started out in Söngvakeppnin 2018. After two semi-finals, that number has become six. Now, it is almost time for Iceland to choose its representative for Lisbon.

The final of Söngvakeppnin will take place in Laugardalshöllin on this Saturday, March 3. All six acts will perform again, then a top two will be chosen by a 50/50 jury and televote. After the top two have been revealed, they’ll perform again in the superfinal, where the winner will be determined by 100% televote.

In the semi-finals, all acts had to sing in Icelandic, but in the final the songs will be performed in the language intended for the big Eurovision stage. Most of the acts have chosen to change their songs into English, but two — Heimilistónar and Dagur Sigurðsson — have chosen to stick to the Icelandic mother-tongue.

Now, we ask you to vote for your favourite in this years Söngvakeppnin final. You can listen to the songs below and then vote in our poll below. Songs are shown in the running order for the final.

Söngvakeppnin 2018: Final running order

Fókus – “Battleline”

Áttan – “Here For You”

Ari Ólafsson – “Our Choice”

Heimilistónar – “Kúst og fæjó”

Aron Hannes – “Gold Digger”

Dagur Sigurðsson – “Í stormi”

Those are the six acts competing to fly the Icelandic flag in Lisbon. Now, you can vote in our poll. Remember, you can vote for as many of the acts as you like. The only catch is that you can only vote once— so make it count!

Who should win Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2018?

You can also let us know who you voted for and who you think will make it through, in our comments section below. We’ll reveal the results ahead of final on March 3.

If you want to watch the final on March 3 you can do that through the RÚV website.

Follow all our Iceland news here

Vote in more of our Eurovision 2018 polls here

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With the exception of Í Stormi and Golddigger, this year’s not been Iceland’s year. My favourite is Gold Digger – I liked Aron’s song last year (probably a great deal more than the winner) and it’s the only one I can imagine doing vaguely well in Lisbon.

Ru
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Ru

Please no attan or goldigger x,x i’m going to cry if goldigger wins :C
I stormi, battleline or Kúst og fæjó x,x

Sylvia Night
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Bring back Svalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Jo
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Jo

They are all bad. Cancel Iceland and bring Greenland.

Josh Kennon
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Josh Kennon

Just like Finland has ONE JOB in choosing “Monsters” for Saara Aalto, Iceland has ONE JOB — and that’s choosing Ari Olafsson and “Our Choice” — it’s anthemic, and it sounds just as beautiful and resonates in Icelandic as it does in English (though I completely understand the change to English just to make it easier to understand) — None of the other songs really have that unexplainable something that makes you connect to it, but Ari is just so genuine (and he’s adorable, which helps lol) — the only thing, I hope they re-shoot the video, because both the… Read more »

jordi
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jordi

boring

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

I’m so glad Dagur listened to his supporters and decided to keep his song in Icelandic rather than switching to English as he originally intended

I’m fine with any of these winning except for Attan

(I really wanted Thorir and Gyda to have it, …but Iceland screwed up and booted them out)

M_K
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M_K

I kinda have a soft spot for “Heim” (but not so much for the English version). “Kúst og fæjó” would be a very, very nice choice but I also like “Í stormi” and “Gold Digger”. Iceland has a very strong national final this year.

Álex
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Álex

It would be so cool if the ladies won.

armina
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armina

Don’t see any of these acts in the final. It’s a pity. Iceland was glorious in 2006-2013.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

None.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

But if I had to choose it would definitly be ”i stormi”

Ari
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Ari

Yeah, with all of these songs, it definitely helps if you can’t understand the lyrics.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Exactly.

gj
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gj

I’m sure it’ll be Dagur.

esc freak
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esc freak

Kúst og fæjó! Iceland, please make this daring choice, it’s probably the only one that can make the final at Eurovision.

ESC Galaxy
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ESC Galaxy

Same! I love this song so much! It’s so fun?

Mari(o)Vision
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Mari(o)Vision

Ari Olafsson or Focus FTW

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I really want Iceland to succeed on Eurovision, but this selection is very weak. Since all the songs are unimpressive, I hope they send Dagur to Lisbon, cause his vocals are the best. Or maybe Heimilistónar, because at least it would be nice to see them having fun on Eurovision. And please, no “Gold Digger”, that’s offensively bad.

AngieP
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AngieP

Weak selection for Iceland this year. I’ve heard the songs a couple of times but still can’t remember them.

So glad “Í stormi” stayed in Icelandic. Probably my favourite song before the semis but being Icelandic makes it more special and powerfull. His voice: amazing! My personal winner.

Otherwise I’d be fine with “Gold Digger”, as a more up beat song.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I know it’s a cheesy song, but why not send Ari Ólafsson? He’s good, y’know. 😉

Ari
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Ari

BECAUSE, honey, his “song” is three minutes background noise and has lyrics that even Bernd Meinunger would not dare write. Nobody is against Ari Ólafsson, the blame clearly lies within his “songwriter”. It’s not even that the song is out-dated, it would be abysmal in any given period of time.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Of course I agree, but when the alternative songs are equally as problematic, why not go with the best singer?

Lilja
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Lilja

If we were gonna go with the best singer, then it would be Dagur

brennan
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brennan

Kúst og fæjó ! ! !
the quality joke act this year Requires

Pavel
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Pavel

Dagur Sigurðsson – Í stormi is the only one that stands a chance at qualifying for the final, because of his vocals

Mark
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Mark

No. The song is boring

Bastian
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Bastian

Heimilistónar – “Kúst og fæjó” for the win 🙂 I LOVE that song, they are so charming. Dont think it will qualify though… :-/

Ariso Light
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Ariso Light

I really don’t care anymore, this selection is very bad. I’m so sorry Iceland! 🙁

Gobio
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Gobio

I bet Dagur will win.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Really nothing. Bad, bad choices. Battleline should win just because of what a car crash it is when the singers are trying to shout over each other.

Colin
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Colin

I don’t know whether to quote Alen HIT or Lisa Ajax. B-)

Not because I think they are bad, but rather because they are so similar in quality. My lowest rated song here is 6/10, and the highest one 7/10. I think either of the six could do about as much as the next.

Considering much more nail-biting finals from Estonia (Go, La Forza!!!), Poland (verging from solid to utter bottom) and Finland, as well as Andra Chansen, I think I’ll pass on watching this one.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Are you putting Iceland’s selection on ice?

Colin
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Colin

You could say it, yes. That said, good luck to all and may the most beloved song win. They are all quite decent.

Rhombus PJ
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Rhombus PJ

Y’all are wack for voting Gold Digger!!!!

Battleline bops <3

Mark
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Mark

You’re delusional

Kris
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Kris

They won’t win the televote super final I’m afraid but yeah battle line is the only non-dire choice

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

And also: when will we ever get the chance to see icelandic pop housewives with a reggae sound on the eurovision stage again xD

Sam
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Sam

Iceland shot themselves in the foot not getting behind “Brosa”. They deserve to fail and they will with any of these.

Roby08
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Roby08

Agree 100%
I don’t understand Iceland at all… I watched the semis and it was one of my favourite of all songs… and a clear one since all the others were meh or just bad…
And I don’t understand how Attan could have qualified :/
Anyway I’d like to have the point of view of someone from Iceland from this…
I don’t think they’ll qualify this year

Lilja
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Lilja

The only reason Áttan qualified is because they have a huge following on social media, mostly kids ans preteens so yeah… they all voted for them. Fortunately there will be 50/50 jury and televote in the final.

Ari
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Ari

Totally agree! Plus, “Brosa” had the cutest guy in this selection. They have nothing good and still manage to kick out the most decent entry.

Xan UpNorth
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Xan UpNorth

Totally agree!

How could that happen? A so lovely song, the complicity between them, those voices… so sweet!

Fayn
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Fayn

None of the above. Don’t allow any of them to leave the island.

Evridiki
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Evridiki

ahahahaha good one! xD 🙂

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Then who would represent Iceland? Maybe Saara Aalto with one of the two rejected songs? Or perhaps “Scandilove” as a present from Norway? 😛

Lilja
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Lilja

Anyone but Áttan, but Dagur is my favorite

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Heimilistónar because it will bring a fun atmosphere to the eurovision stage without trying to be something it isn’t. It’s comparable to no prejudice in 2014 and that shockingly made the final.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yes, indeed. Good points. 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Gold Digger. It succs so bad but it’s similar to Lie to Me, meaning that they’ll both lose points. Petty choice, I know. 🙂

x
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x

Gold Digger is more like a mess with a part of What’s the Pressure to make it become more structured, plus he did Mikolas Josef’s moves on the live performance.

Ari
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Ari

Unfortunately, Iceland has already lost with any of their choices. Personally, I just hope they will spare us the horrors of “Our Choice” and “Battleline” so please, just pick anybody else, literally anybody. 😛

Kris
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Kris

Why are you not supporting Ari’s entry?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

He has no loyalty to his own name. 🙂
Plus the song is rather cheesy – we can join together to ease the pain, yeah right. Obviously the songwriter never used social media!
However, I really like Ari Ólafsson’s voice, so maybe send him anyways along with a supply of happy pills for the audience.

Ari
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Ari

Not enough pills in the world, man. 😉
And I love my name, but this “song” brings shame to the name.

Darius
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Darius

I’ve listen to all 6 of them and…unfortunately not a single convincing song. And I don’t mean a winner, but a qualifier. Sorry, Iceland… weak selection, weak songs… Any song from Romania’s selection or from Albania or Moldova would have qualified for Iceland, are all better than these average songs….

PP
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PP

Ari or Heimilistónar for me .