We’re reaching the critical moment. Who will succeed Hatari as Söngvakeppnin champions and grab the golden ticket to Rotterdam?

Five songs will compete for the ultimate prize in Laugardalshöll Arena on Saturday 28 February. It will be a star studded night. Hatari will perform, as will the Eurovision 2019 televote winners Norway’s KEiiNO.

But the main attractions are, of course, the five hopeful acts.

Will Daði and Gagnamagnið get their revenge this time around? Will IVA sing her way home to Rotterdam? Is it time for the symphonic metal of DIMMA? Could it be the girl power ballad from Ísold and Helga? Or will Nína simply outrun her competitors all the way to victory?

The rules for Söngvakeppnin are quite simple. All the acts will perform their song in their chosen language, be it English or Icelandic, the public and a carefully selected jury will decide on which two will reach the superfinal.

From there on, the song with the highest public vote wins.

No one is inventing the wheel here. But what do you think? Who do you want to see flying the Icelandic flag in Rotterdam? Take a little listen to the competing acts and make up your mind.

Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time.

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2020 finalists

Daði og Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”

DIMMA – “Almyrkvi”

Ísold and Helga – “Meet Me Halfway”

IVA – “Oculis Videre”

Nína – “Echo”

Poll: Who should win Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2020?

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Sena
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Sena

Iva must win!

Maxicosi
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Maxicosi

OFF TOPIC: I hate to be a party pooper but eurovision might be cancelled this year guys… the corona virus has put some serious thoughts into perhaps cancelling this years edition. And with good reason: With all these victims in Italy i think it would be better to cancel eurovision so that will get alot of people a better idea how serious this epidemia is…

keith mawson
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keith mawson

They could perform from home countries and the contest carry online.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

What do victims in Italy have to do with a contest in the Netherlands? And, I mean, it’s just a slightly worse flu. Coronavirus is, in fact, not that serious. Media scaremongering is responsible for your belief that it is. By the time May rolls around, the disease may well have run its course. Relax a little and stop trying to scare people.

fan
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fan

i think you might be right.

nick
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nick

where can i vote !? there is no poll to vote for , in the past you could actually vote …

Alexander
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Alexander

The way the year is shaping out, I definitely think Daði and his group deserve the ticket to Rotterdam. I adore Oculis Videre as a studio track but I somehow feel like Think About Things will come off better live.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

IVA

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

You know you can watch their semifinal performances, and the opposite is true. Think About Things was a complete joke, while Oculus Videre was absolutely magical.

Dirkjan
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Dirkjan

Said it once and Ill say it again, Daði has the biggest potential for a high placement out all of them, just look at Youtube views already. If he wins definitely will get my vote!

Hyunwoo
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Hyunwoo

Hope Iva or Daði og Gagnamagnið!

Veta
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Veta

Dadi please! If he wins he’s gonna be the 2d place in my top so far, after Ukraine!
Or at least Nina. No more ballads please!
I’m also looking forward to Icelandic final because I read KEiiNO will perform as an interval act there!

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Every year during the movie awards season, I always see this thing of who should win and who will win. Well, I’d like to apply there for this national final.

Who will win: Dadi
Who should win: Iva

Erik
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Erik

I like the flavours of this years söngvakeppnin.
My hopes are for DAÐI OG GAGNAMAGNIÐ, but the other acts are not bad. With DAÐI in esc, he’d hit the top before Slovenia. And appearantly wiwibloggs fans only agree on one of these. But I stick to what I like myself

keith mawson
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keith mawson

just want IVA

Polliu
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Polliu

Think About Things can be both appreciated by the jury and the televote. Iceland can have another top 10 with this.

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Whoever wins Saturday, please be respectful. Don’t bash the artist for winning and don’t bash fans for liking the winning song. You have a right to feel disappointed that your favorite didn’t win, But that’s how it goes sometimes at these national finals. May the best act win.

Mia
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Mia

Impossible 😛 Brace yourself for meltdowns.

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Yeah, I’m expecting it. I just won’t participate in it. Sure, I will feel personally disappointed, but I will get over it. Like I wrote before, I have made my peace with it.

Serafina
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Serafina

I was team Oculis Videre and I still like it but right now I’m 100% sold on Think About Things. Daði once again came to Söngvakeppnin with a very questionable song, but brought it to life in the live performances. His songs just really never sound good in their studio versions, but that didn’t hurt John Lundvik last year so… Daði for the win

Vangelis
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Vangelis

Fake account alert.

Sena
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Sena

Daði is fun but his new song is too boring.

I-Stan(d)
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I-Stan(d)

I’m really getting Think about Things and Oculis Videre. I personally prefer TaT but tbh I like it more … casually, and I don’t think it could do well in the contest. OV on the other hand could be, as operatic type songs usually stand out a lot.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

IVA best option.

Kung Frederick 90
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Kung Frederick 90

Obviously Oculis Videre of Iva

Nicolas
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Nicolas

So what will be the language for Oculis Videre ? If it’s in english it loses 50% of its magic 🙁

Nicolas
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Nicolas

I saw in Youtube it will be icelandic thank God. This could be my #1 this year with Ukraine. Would Iceland be stupid to not choose this masterpiece and instead a piece of c….

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

I am a fan of Iva, but I have accepted that Dadi could win and represent Iceland at Eurovision. I am fully expecting to see his name listed on the Eurovision 2020 Wikipedia page. I will really shocked if Iva wins. I have made my peace with it and I wish everyone good luck on Saturday.

Catriona Colville
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Catriona Colville

This fake hype that has built up for Think About Things has just made me root for Oculis Videre even more.

Tibor
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Tibor

Why is one hype “fake” and the other one isn’t?

Sena
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Sena

Because the hype about Daði is all based on a handful of minor celebrities and Russell Crowe, who have tweeted about his song.

Tibor
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Tibor

That’s ridiculous, how do you know that? I have never seen any of these tweets and still I prefer Daði’s song. Why is it so difficult for you to accept, that there are people out there who don’t share your musical taste?

Peter M
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Peter M

Juries will go for Iva and televoters will go for Daði

Serafina
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Serafina

Juries don’t vote in the superfinal, and reggarding the televote, you can’t really predict what Iceland will choose lol, we’re talking about the same people who voted for Our Choice and Hatrið Mun Sigra.

Koen
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Koen

Daði is the one to watch out for. I was surprised with Lithuania’s choice and liking it a lot, but Iceland just raises the bar a lot if they choose this. Iva, for me, is too much of a niche. Daði invites everyone to the party! I posted this on social media and friends who even dislike Eurovision said this was a whole lot of fun. Eurovision is about capturing the audience’s attention immediately and never letting it go. That’s what Think about Things does. Daði is the potential winner of Eurovision 2020. Point blank.

Claudiu
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Claudiu

Yes, I agree. They are crazy if they don’t send Think about things.

MaxMark
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MaxMark

When they pick Dadi it is going to be a top 3 for Iceland. It’s ahit. Please Iceland!!

Harvey
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Harvey

With IVA they go top 10. If Iceland pick anyone else including dadi its more than likely a nq

Tom
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Tom

Iva or bye Iceland

Kirby
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Kirby

I think Iva, with an astounding staging, would certainly impress both juries and televoters. Maybe a staging with more light. Dadi are fine, but they could pull a The ROOP and try next year. They have talent and charisma. Maybe this is Iva’s year.

BleuKnaveXD236
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BleuKnaveXD236

DIMMA or IVA for me, there’s only one song I can’t stand(couldn’t even listen through it all the way -_- ) anyways I wish all the participants good luck(even to the one whose song I loathe).

Carlos
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Carlos

I saw all the hype about Iva…. listened to it and thought could be a potential winner then listened to the other songs and Dadi just got me straight away. UK celebs are tweeting about his song all over

Vangelis vt
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Vangelis vt

That’s because of a Netflix-orchestrated campaign. Seriously, are people simply happy and cool to be openly brainwashed like that?

Joe
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Joe

Angelika, wherever you may be: you better be right about San Marino giving the scoop today. I’m losing my mind with anticipation.

Joe
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Joe

I’ve been had

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

its so sad watching you get excited over San Marino and being rebuffed, im so sorry for u tbh haha

Joe
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Joe

It’s just not fair. All these selections could swing in whichever way they want to, but San Marino is in the rare position of building on a good result (for them), and I’m dying to know how they plan to follow it up.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

whats going on?

Héctor
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Héctor

I prefer Dadi over Iva. I wouldn’t mind Iva. But she’s not a Eurovision winner like some say here.

Whisker
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Whisker

I think she can win if she has a great performance.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

And Dadi a winner perhaps ?

Sena
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Sena

If Daði represents Iceland, I’d be surprised if he even made it out of the semi finals.

Fatima
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Fatima

It seems I am the only one who likes Ísold and Helga. It is shimmeringly brilliant, especially in Icelandic. I’m from there UK and if our song is half as good as this, I’ll be delighted.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

iva for me

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

While I personally prefer Iva, I think both she and Dadi would make good choices. I could see both standing out, qualifying, and getting decent results. They’re polar opposites but I feel like they would appeal to both juries and televoters. I’d also be fine with Nina.

Overall, good selection for Iceland this year!

Whisker
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Whisker

I enjoyed Echo when I listened to it and LOVED Nina’s performance. I take it as a good example of elevating a song through performance. I look forward to the final!

Daniel Kaplan
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Daniel Kaplan

Wow this is my first time checking out Iceland this year. Glad to see they’ll definitely be top 10 again. I’m so torn both dadi and Iva are so freaking good.
ESC is missing out by not having both entries.
I think staging will ultimately decide which one is better cause both songs are awesome (better than all 14 of the songs already released)

Nicolas
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Nicolas

WTF, a bad copycat of 80s funk is leading this poll ?

MaxMark
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MaxMark

Really trust. This year you have to bring electronic funk. It will score. Look at the big hits…The Weekend, Dua Lipa.
I am not joking, the right time for funk is now.

Stian F
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Stian F

As Romania should pick the amazing Alcohol You I do feel that there will be too many ballads so I am going all Dadi for this one ?

Polegend Godgarina
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the bad ballads will all be axed in the semi-finals, so we shouldn’t worry too much. “alcohol you” and “oculis videre” would both shine

Tibor
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Tibor

At the moment, I count 6 “ballads” out of 14 songs. But I guess for some people even one mid-tempo song will be “too many ballads”.

poe-tay-toe chips
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poe-tay-toe chips

Honeslty, I’d be satisfied with like, 3 of these songs. I’m not gonna bother saying which 3 because it’s probably obvious.

Matt
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Matt

Wasn’t sold on Iva’s live performance so right now I’m leaning towards Think about things, but it could definitely change in the final. Wouldn’t mind any of the two favorites tbh

Dave
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Dave

I’ve been Team Daði ever since Day 1, but seeing how people are dropping off the Iva train just because of a Russell Crowe endorsement is freaking golden. Just ten days ago she was winning 58 to 11 on their semifinal poll.

And eh if he wins all the better, but won’t eurofans take a chance to show they’re more than a bunch of sheep?

Mia
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Mia

CeLeBs aRe tWeEtInG
Lol

Mr X
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Mr X

Iva or even better DIMMA

Haraldur
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Haraldur

DIMMA

KAT
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KAT

Dimma

Mia
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Mia

You know this Iva/Dadi is starting to getting on my nerves that I will start rooting for Dimma lol

Objectivity is calling
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Objectivity is calling

That “Oculus Reparo” song is boring

Tom
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Tom

Go cry and watch Harry Poter, byee

Karla
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Karla

Dadi is my absolute favorite and I want him to represent Iceland in Rotterdam

Andreu
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Andreu

So confused a little over a week ago everybody was Team IVA and then out of no where the spectrum changes completely. If it is about there being too many ballads I think many ESC fans know that when ballads win the previous year the following ESC will have a lot of ballads. Same when a more upbeat song wins. Just how things run to be honest. But I think IVA’s ballad is probably the most emotional and stronger of the ones we have thus far. Not saying that the other ballads are not good but this ballad is more… Read more »

Intini
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Intini

I prefer Iva to Dadi because Iva sings in Icelandic.

Dan
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Dan

But Dadi sings icelandic too, watch that semi final 😀

Tom
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Tom

In the final he choosed english

Marseille
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Marseille

I love both Iva and Daði, I would be happy if either of them won, but I think it would be better if we avoided another ballad/downtempo song in this year’s lineup.

Daniel Kaplan
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Daniel Kaplan

I wouldn’t really describe Iva as a conventional ballad

Una
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Una

I am rooting for Iva. Strong message, good instrumentation, interesting voice, use of the Icelanding language, talented artist. Enough for me to root for her and her song.

Pasadena
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Pasadena

In a way it’s a pity to have both Dadi and Iva in Söngvakeppnin the same year. I’d like both of them to go to ESC.

Somebody
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Somebody

In before another war between Dadi and Iva…

Dadi.

Mia
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Mia

* Dimma wins in the end 😛

Haraldur
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Haraldur

The best song

Somebody
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Somebody

This is literally one of the few national selections I can’t wait to see the final result lmao.

Riri
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Riri

Echo is my favorite but think about things has really grown on me and I would like to see more upbeat and fun songs to balance out all the ballads. Oculis videre is not my cup of tea but I appreciate her talent and understand if she wins.

Bigger
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Bigger

My favourite is still Iva, but I would be happy if Dadi wins too. They’re like two opposites, but both of them have strong characters and will definitely stand out. Also I would like them to keep it in Icelandic because it sounds for both much better

Alaska
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Alaska

Eurovision needs DAÐI! <3

ESCNils
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ESCNils

I really don’t get what happened. At first everybody was LOVING Iva and said it had to be the winner. Now everybody’s saying Iva is bad, it does nothing, while Da?i, who everybody hated at first, now seems to be the God and savior of Iceland. Come on, really, just before the Final. I don’t know what Da?i did to get this sudden love and support, but I still hope Iva won’t be overcome by it.

Vincent
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Vincent

Yeah I did notice that too. Out of nowhere a week after the semis Dadi got a flood of promotion from all kinds of international media, from people who usually don’t care about Eurovision, and I’m speaking about celebrities in California, a woman who does not fit the profile of a typical Eurovision watcher but rather someone who only cares about regional politics, professional actors. No idea what happened but it was a little odd to see since it looked unorganically. I’m wondering why that happened specifically to Dadi, but not to the Roop for example which is a little… Read more »

Tibor
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Tibor

Easy. There are just these fan favourites, some people are getting a little overexcited about. If you don’t like them, state it politely and even explain your reasons, you get a massive backlash and a gazillion downvotes. So you shut up about them, it’s just not worth the drama. But you still don’t like them.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

iva