The entries for Söngvakeppnin 2020 have leaked on Spotify, ahead of RUV’s official reveal tonight.
You can see the list of this year’s Söngvakeppnin 2020 entries below. They’ll be officially presented tonight by Iceland’s national broadcaster.
Söngvakeppnin 2020 entries
- Brynja Mary “Augun þín (In Your Eyes)”
- Daði Freyr “Gagnamagnið (Think About Things)”
- DIMMA “Almyrkvi”
- Elísabet “Elta þig (Haunting)”
- Hildur Vala “Fellibylur”
- Iva “Oculis Videre (Oculis Videre)”
- Ísold & Helga “Klukkan tifar (Meet Me Halfway)”
- Kid Isak “Ævintýri”
- Matti Matt “Dreyma”
- Nína “Ekkó (Echo)”
Like in the past years the songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semifinals but the performers have the choice of switching over to whatever language if they make it to the final. By the looks of it only six songs have English versions, the four remaining only have an Icelandic version. You can see the English title in the brackets behind the Icelandic title.
This might be an influence from Hatari, as they made it into the top 10 at Eurovision 2019 with their song sung entirely in Icelandic, for only a second time since the new language rules were applied back in 1999.
At first glance we can see some familiar names. Daði Freyr ended up in second place in 2017 when Svala’s “Paper” swept the Icelandic nation and represented the country in Kiev. Matti Matt was a member of Sjonni’s Friends that represented Iceland in 2011. Elísabet competed in Söngvakeppnin 2016 with “Á ný” which was written by Greta Salóme, who ended up winning the whole thing with her own song “Hear Them Calling”.
Iceland returned to the Grand Final last year after an extended stint in the wilderness. Hatari eventually placed tenth in Tel Aviv.
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