Do you feel that rumble coming from Iceland? It’s not Eyjafjallajökull erupting again. It’s just the sound of Eurofan hearts beating now that RUV has released the 12 songs competing in Söngvakeppnin 2015. You can listen to the 12 songs in full here.

After receiving a total of 258 entries, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV narrowed the field down to this dirty dozen. There are a few familiar faces amongst the finalists, including Regína Ósk, one half of Euroband in 2008 and Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir, one of Yohanna’s backing singers in 2009. Stefanía Svavarsdóttir returns having last competed in 2013.

SÖNGVAKEPPNI SJÓNVARPSINS 2015 PARTICIPANTS

  1. Regina Ósk – “Aldrei of seint” (Never Too Late)
    Music; María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Marcus Frenell og Sarah Reede
    Lyrics: María Björk Sverrisdóttir og Regína Ósk Óskarsdóttir
  2. Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – “Ást eitt augnablik” (Love for a While)
    Music and lyrics; Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson
  3. Bjarni Lárus Hall – “Brotið gler” (Broken Glass)
    Music and lyrics; Axel Árnason and Bjarni Lárus Hall
  4. Sunday – “Fjaðrir” (Feathers)
    Music and lyrics; Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir and Guðfinnur Sveinsson
  5. Cadem – “Fyrir alla” (For Everyone) 
    Music; Daníel Óliver Sveinsson and Jimmy Åkerfors
    Lyrics; Daníel Óliver Sveinsson and Einar Ágúst Víðisson
  6. Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir – “Í kvöld” (Tonight)
    Music and lyrics; Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir
  7. Friðrik Dór – Í síðasta skipti (The Last Time)
    Music; Stop Wait Go (Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson og, Sæþór Kristjánsson)
    Lyrics; Stop Wait Go and Friðrik Dór
  8. María Ólafsdóttir – “Lítil skref” (Small Steps)
    Music and lyrics; Stop Wait Go
  9. Haukur Heiðar Hauksson – “Milljón augnablik” (A Million Moments)
    Music; Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson
    Lyrics; Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Haukur Heiðar Hauksson
  10. Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir – “Myrkrið hljótt” (Silent Darkness)
    Music; Arnar Ástráðsson
    Lyrics; Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir
  11. Björn og félagar (Björn and friends) – “Piltur og stúlka” (Boys and Girls)
    Music and lyrics; Björn Þór Sigbjörnsson, Tómas Hermannsson og Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson
  12. Hinemoa – “Þú leitar líka að mér” (You’re Also Searching For Me)
    Music; Ásta Björg Björgvinsdóttir
    Lyrics; Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir

Each act will compete in one of two semi-finals, which will take place on 31 January and 7 February. The final is scheduled for 14 February. All three shows will be broadcast live from Háskólabíó, a movie theatre and concert hall.

Who do you think should represent Iceland in Vienna?

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SteKay
SteKay
5 years ago

I have 3 faves but they’re all equal first 😛

Lítil skref – Love the tone in this!
Augnablik – Easily the stand out for vocal performance. Strong ballad!!
Aldrei of seint – Love the whistle in this, love the beat. Can see it being worked on stage!

Feather would be a 4th and after that I really don’t care. Semi 1 is horrifying outside of Augnablik and For all is definitely overrated..

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

1. CADEM – my HUGE favorite this year! The song is fresh, with that retro touch that makes you wanna dance nonstop. Yeah!

2. Friðrik Dór – he’s a high-level artist in Iceland, with a nice voice. Out of his comfort zone with this song, but he nails it.

3. Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – nice song, grows on me.

4. Erna Hrönn – never fails on quality terms.

Thiefo
5 years ago

So many great ones! I’m specially loving María Ólafsdóttir, Friðrik Dór and Hinemoa.

Freyah
Freyah
5 years ago

Augnablik for me. Its build is as strong as “Quedate Conmigo” and is as beautiful as both ‘Quedate Conmingo’ and ‘Is it true?’.

Stefania for the win!

Sieste
Sieste
5 years ago

Augnablik is probably my favourite. With some great staging it could probably parallel ‘Is it true?’ and if it was selected it would be my new favourite.

Reykjavik 2016!

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
5 years ago

I am in love with “Þú leitar líka að mér” It is just so catchy and tropical. I love it and it reminds me of Tropico 5 (A Pc Game) Altough I usually don’t like this style of song I do like “Í síðasta skipti” it reminds me of “Da Da Dam” or “Me and My Guitar” “Í kvöld” is very “In Love For A While” Esque I feel that “Augnablik” is a safe option for Iceland to pick but is just a generic ballad. “Milljón augnablik” has a Sheppard Geronimo kind of vibe to it but isn’t the best… Read more »

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

These are all decent songs, but most of them don’t really leave a long standing impression, so it’s up to which are the most effective and engaging and I can come up with these 3:
Augnablik – I can see this one turn into a Yohanna ‘Is It True’ moment, even if it will probably sink to the middle of the scoreboard.
Brotið gler – love the intro, the electro-beat, the guitar strums and the melodic arrangement.
Fjaðrir – just for the sheer creepiness of it and the minimalist musical style. It does get into one’s skin…

Noah
Noah
5 years ago

I was always wondering how one can choose the “best” from the bunch of 250+ songs received. But then, I turn to Sweden & see 16 chosen from 2500+ songs. My mind goes full busy & not entertaining. In every case, I can’t go away from the fact that they (the jury or whatever) chose songs that aren’t good enough to be on the particular stage. But that’s just me. Me likes: – Þú leitar líka að mér – Milljón augnablik – Fyrir alla (but I do know that this is waaaaaaaaaay cheap 90s sound) – Aldrei of seint (probably… Read more »

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

“Aldrei of seint” makes me cry; I love it so much. The first 20 seconds have me worried, but then it packs such a punch.

Day one
Day one
5 years ago

I am in love with ‘Þú leitar líka að mér ‘ it is just so bright and catchy and feels tropical. It reminds me of Tropico 5 (A Game)

Altough I hate this genre of song I like ‘Í síðasta skipti’ It reminds me of Da Da Dam or Me And My Guitar.

‘Í kvöld’ Is ok very ‘In Love For A

Day one
Day one
5 years ago

I am in love with Þú leitar líka að mér It’s just so catchy and makes me happy.

I usually hate this style of song but Í síðasta skipti is rather good It reminds me of Da Da Dam or Me and my guitar.

Í kvöld Has a very ‘In Love For A W

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
5 years ago

Hope ‘Fjaðrir’ win! Great modern song! But it remind me a little bit of Norway 2013 but this song is a more mystical! If they sing in English, then I really like it.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Definitely Fjaðrir!

Me...Lucy
5 years ago

My 2 favourites:

Friðrik Dór – Í síðasta skipti (The Last Time) the man has looks,beautiful voice and a song full of emotions. Iceland,please !

Sunday – “Fjaðrir” (Feathers) is Norway 2013 2.0. I love it but I’m not fully impressed. If only it could be more catchy and more dramatic,that could be “it”. Those kinds of modern,dark,mystical songs are a pure art for me. And considering the fact Norway placed the 4th in Malmö I think this song could do pretty well too.

Farron
Farron
5 years ago

Augnablik!!! This could do so well!

Denise
Denise
5 years ago

“Fjaðrir” by Sunday to win! This song is amazing!

Pingu
Pingu
5 years ago

Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Sunday and Cadem stand out for me. Not sure which one of the 3 is the best.

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

Really liking Fjaðrir by Sunday, it’s like I Feed You My Love, but slightly darker.

Moroccan
Moroccan
5 years ago

Cadem is by far my favorite, very modern song and with a good stage presentation i think it will do very well!
I like Stefania too but i feel it’ a very safe choice. As for the others i just think they are filler songs in the selection… Anyway good luck to all and may the best win.

Yudhistira Mahasena
5 years ago

No idea…

Kamil
Kamil
5 years ago

I think Iceland has great NF. I love Sunday the most, really good modern song!

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
5 years ago

There are a hand full of good songs but Stefania is the clear stand out.

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

Erna or Stefania,but i would love to see Stefania,her song is amazing 😀

PP
PP
5 years ago

My TOP 5
1.Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – “Ást eitt augnablik
2.Björn og félagar (Björn and friends) – “Piltur og stúlka” (Boys and Girls)
3.Sunday – “Fjaðrir” (Feathers) one of best modern song in selection
4.Friðrik Dór – Í síðasta skipti (The Last Time)
5.Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir – “Myrkrið hljótt” (Silent Darkness)

D
D
5 years ago

All the songs are either really dated or really good. My favourites are the songs by HINEMOA, Friðrik Dór, Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir, Haukur Heiðar Hauksson, María Ólafsdóttir, CADEM (although I hate that I like it), Regina Ósk, and SUNDAY (love this type of music). You can always rely on Iceland (and Estonia) for nice soft folky music.

Jak
Jak
5 years ago

That would be the coolest national final! All songs are that beautiful. Hope that they will keep it Icelandic in Vienna.
Here are my highlights:
1. “Milljón augnablik” by Haukur Heiðar
2. “Fjaðrir” by Sunday
3. “Lítil skref” by María Ólafsdóttir
4. “Aldrei of seint” by Regína Ósk
5. “Í kvöld” by Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir

DolzeVita
DolzeVita
5 years ago

High level songs as always in Iceland =)

I like ‘Þú leitar líka að mér’ and ‘Milljón augnablik’, but I think the better one for Eurovision is:

CADEM – ‘Fyrir alla’

Jak
Jak
5 years ago

Erna Hrönn was my greatest favourite in 2013!