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.
Update: RÚV has made a change in the semifinals and swapped two songs. Due to Guðmundur’s schedule as a professional football player in Sweden, his song “Litir” will compete in the first semifinal instead of Þórir and Gyða’s song “Brosa”, which will now compete in the second semifinal.
So we have made a new poll and ask you guys to vote again about who you think should qualify to the final. It’s only fair, right?
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”
Guðmundur Þórarinsson – “Litir”
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – “Ég og þú”
Heimilistónar – “Kúst og Fæjó”
Those are your six — now, go vote in our poll below! 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 nearer the semi-final on Saturday.
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.