Twelve acts will compete at Söngvakeppnin 2016 – the Icelandic national selection for Eurovision 2016 – 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. We’re ready to pick our favourites for Iceland!

Our jury for this edition consists of 17 jurors who hail from Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. We are truly international, y’all. Each juror assesses each 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.


Semi-Final Two

  1. Elísabet – “Again” (6.73)
  2. Alda – “Moments” (6.5)
  3. Þórdís & Guðmundur – “All Over The World” (6.3)
  4. Erna Mist & Magnús – “Unspoken Words” (5.8)
  5. Helgi Valur –  “Uneasy” (5.7)
  6. Pálmi Gunn – “I Lead You Home” (3.67)

Semi-Final One

  1. Greta Salóme – “The Voices” (8.17) [QUALIFIED]
  2. Karlotta – “Unstoppable” (6.57) [QUALIFIED]
  3. Erna & Hjörtur – “My Mind Is” (5.53) [QUALIFIED]
  4. Sigga Eyrún – “Crazy” (5.17)**
  5. Ingó – “A Broke Student” (5.17)**
  6. EVA – “I See You” (4.7)

** indicates a tie. In the event of a tie, the song that receives the most top marks will place higher. In the Iceland jury, “Crazy” received one 10/10 compared to “A Broke Student” that didn’t receive any 10/10 scores.

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