Söngvakeppnin semi-final 1

From just over 200 entries, only 12 songs have made it through to Iceland’s national final, Söngvakeppnin 2018. The songs were revealed a little over a week ago and now RÚV – Iceland’s national broadcaster – has revealed the line-up and running order for each semi-final.

The first semi-final will take place February 10. Six acts will compete for three spots in the final, which takes place in Laugardalshöllin on March 3.

With the running order set, we want to know: who do you think should win the semi-final? And which of the acts should go on to the final. You can have your say in our poll!

The competing songs for Söngvakeppnin have been released both in Icelandic and in English. As they will be sung in Icelandic in the semi-finals, we’re only showing the Icelandic versions for this poll. Of course, you can listen to the English versions here (where available).

Söngvakeppnin 2018: First Semi-Final

Ari Ólafsson – “Heim”

Fókus – “Aldrei gefast upp”

Þórunn Antonía – “Ég mun skína”

Þórir Geir Guðmundsson & Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – “Brosa”

Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – “Ég og þú”

Heimilistónar – “Kúst og Fæjó”

Those are your six – now, go vote in our poll below y’all! As usual, you can choose as many of the acts as you’d like. But you can only vote ONCE, so make sure that it counts. We’ll reveal the results as we get near the semi-final.

Make sure to let us know in the comments section who you have voted for as well, and who you think are the three that will make it through.

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Simon Wilkinson
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Simon Wilkinson

I love Fókus. But, I really prefer the Icelandic version of the song. It seems to have a little something extra to it than the English version

AngieP
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AngieP

Honestly, this is another tough year for Iceland. There aren’t many stand outs. From this semi, I’d pick “Ég og þú”, “Heim” and “Aldrei gefast upp”.

Mari(o)Vision
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Mari(o)Vision

It’s not fair that almost all the best songs are all gathered in the 1st SF..
This means that less good songs from the 2nd SF will qualify to the Final when much better songs on the 1st SF won’t progress to the Final instead…

My favorites from the 1st SF are :
Ari Olafsson & Fokus.

Kris
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Kris

I only liked 3 songs in the selection!! I voted for the only one amongst them which is in this semi: Battleline

brennan
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brennan

idk why but i just love kust og faejo (wow, me agreeing with polegend??? next thing you know macedonia will qualify for the final)

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Brosa is the only decent one

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

None of them is good, but the kust of faejo one is the most bareable.

PP
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PP

Ari Ólafsson – “Heim” for me is best , than Fókus – “Aldrei gefast upp”

Josh
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Josh

Is this in order of the running order?

Safiya
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Safiya

Wiwi, you can update your calendar. It has been anounced that Krajowe Eliminacje will take place on March 3rd this year 🙂

Jo
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Jo

I kinda like “Brosa”, but not so much. I don’t like the others.