On Tuesday evening, Iceland decided its top 15 songs of Eurovision 2020.

The top 15 were revealed in a special episode of the Icelandic Eurovision introduction show Alla Leið, led by the country’s Head of Delegation Felix Bergsson. These were chosen by a mixture of votes from the public as well as Alla Leið panellists.

The “final” will air on Thursday, during which Iceland’s favourite song of Eurovision 2020 will be announced.

Here are the 15 finalists. And, as all Eurovision presenters would say, “This is in random order”.

Iceland’s top 15 Eurovsiision 2020 songs

  1. Denmark – Ben & Tan -“Yes”
  2. The Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy – “Grow”
  3. Germany – Ben Dolic – “Violent Things”
  4. Russia – Little Big – “Uno”
  5. Italy – Diodato – “Fai Rumore”
  6. Azerbaijan – Efendi – “Cleopatra”
  7. Malta – Destiny – “All of My Love”
  8. Switzerland – Gjon´s Tears – “Repondez Moi”
  9. Romania – Roxen – “Alcohol You”
  10. United Kingdom – James Newman – “My Last Breath”
  11. Bulgaria – Victoria – “Tears Getting Sober”
  12. Sweden – The Mamas – “Move”
  13. Austria – Vincent Bueno – “Alive”
  14. Norway – Ulrikke – “Attention”
  15. Lithuania – THE ROOP – “On Fire”

You’ll notice that Iceland’s own Daði og Gagnamagnið is missing from the list. That’s because the show is aiming to discover where Iceland’s 12 points would have gone if Eurovision 2020 was going ahead. And, of course, Iceland cannot vote for itself.

Tuesday’s show also jogged down memory lane and reminisced about some unforgettable moments in the history of Eurovision from both at home and abroad.

This Eurovision pre-party show also marks the start of a Eurovision week in Iceland, which also includes home concerts with Daði, re-runs of some beloved past Eurovisions, the broadcast of “Europe Shine a Light” and of course the celebration episode “Okkar 12 stig”. The last one will have a televote and reveal which country would have received the infamous “douze points” from Iceland.

What do you think of Iceland’s top 15? Let us know in the comments.

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Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

Almost every single Scandinavian country is represented.. Now there’s a shocker!!!

CRAIG
CRAIG
1 year ago

Is Ben and/or Tam Icelandic?

PIZZA
PIZZA
1 year ago
Reply to  CRAIG

Tam is born in Reykjavik, I think.

Grafton
Grafton
1 year ago

No Israel is a bit surprising to me. Otherwise Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and Germany are here, so this list seems pretty fair to me!

Benny
Benny
1 year ago

Can I watch “Alla Leið” from Germany? Does someone have the streaming address?

Kris Westfjord
Kris Westfjord
1 year ago
Reply to  Benny

Well if you use the RUV app (Android or iPhone) there’s a “search” button in the bottom right corner, just type or C&P “Alla Leið” and it will take you right to castable episodes.

Karworld
Karworld
1 year ago

Most Baltic and North Sea/Atlantic countries, curiously, on the list. Cleopatra in this top doesn’t sound serious (sorry!)
No other type of entry should beat well-round musical quality: Switzerland and Italy.

Muhammad Rafeh
Muhammad Rafeh
1 year ago

Austria’s in top 15 but Ukraines not?

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Go on the UK!

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

UK in the Top 15 looks promising. So disappointed that Eurovision isn’t happening and all my love and best wishes go to everyone in the hope they keep safe, but I’d love to have seen if the UK would have got a better result due to the change in the selection process.

Una
Una
1 year ago

Most of my faves are in Iceland’s top 15!! My biggest growers: Denmark and Bulgaria. Happy to see the UK in this top too. I look forward to the show 🙂

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

That list there is not the final result, the show is tomorrow.

Kaden
Kaden
1 year ago

Great to see the UK in the Icelandic top 15!

Richie
Richie
1 year ago

Great to see The Netherlands in the Final!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Good to see UK and Austria amongst their favourites!

viridESCent
viridESCent
1 year ago

Guys. It’s in a random order. Did u read the article?

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago
Reply to  viridESCent

We know, but we still weren’t expecting Denmark to be named first. That’s how starved we are of excitement these days!

percy
percy
1 year ago

Wow, wasn’t expecting a Denmark no.1. (well, they are neighbours, but..)

Richie
Richie
1 year ago
Reply to  percy

Denmark is also in Germans ESC Finale!

I’m sad for Ben and Tan.

Sorry for my bad English

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 year ago
Reply to  percy

Neighbours? When did you last look at a map;)

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Maritime border. The Faroe Islands are almost right in between continental Demark and Iceland. The Faroes are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. So yes, Iceland and Denmark are neighbours.

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

As partly Faroese and Icelandic I know this;) Denmark and Iceland have of course close cultural bands, Denmark also used to rule over Iceland. But I wouldn’ t still call them directly neighbours in the strickt geographical term, not more that United Kingdom and the Netherlands then (which are also qualified). Probably split opinions about this question:)

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
1 year ago

mixed feelings about this ranking. my top 4:
1. Lithuania, 2.Switzerland, 3.Germany, 4.Netherlands.