Daði og Gagnamagnið _10 Years_ — Iceland Eurovision 2021

For 2021, Iceland went for an internal selection with Daði and Gagnamagnið, but for the 2022 season, national final Söngvakeppnin is coming back. Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV has opened submissions for Söngvakeppnin 2022 to find the island nation’s next Eurovision representative.

Today RÚV confirmed details of Söngvakeppnin 2022, including the rules of the contest.

RÚV has decided to keep the format of song selection that was introduced for the 2019 edition. Along with an online submission portal, which will be reviewed by local music experts, a few experienced and popular Icelandic songwriters will also be asked to compose some of the songs that will be in Söngvakeppnin 2022.

RÚV want diversity in Söngvakeppnin 2022

The managers of Söngvakeppnin place emphasis on diversity, and say they encourage musicians and songwriters from every music genre to submit an entry.

All in all, ten songs will compete, but no further details about the contest’s format have been revealed. For the last few years, Iceland’s national final has consisted of two semi-finals that have taken place in Háskólabíó, and a grand final held in Laugardalshöll.

Since 2016, RÚV has invited one or more artists with a strong connection to Eurovision to perform in the grand final. For 2022, RÚV plans to treat the audience with at least one non-Icelandic Eurovision artist as an interval act. Among the past guests are Måns Zelmerlöw, Loreen, 2018’s second-place act Eleni Foureira and 2019’s televote winners Keiino.

The lucky ten songs selected for Söngvakeppnin 2022 will be revealed in January next year, along with further details about the format.

Hopeful songwriters have little over a month to submit their tunes with the hope of becoming the successor to Daði and Gagnamagnið. The submission period will close at midnight on Wednesday October 6.

Are you excited for Söngvakeppnin 2022?  What type of songs would you like to hear? Tell us in the comments below.

Read more Iceland Eurovision 2022 news here

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Yudhistira Mahasena
10 days ago

If there’s a native Icelandic musician I want in Söngvakeppnin 2022 (since I wasn’t able to think about one), I’d expect Sigur Rós. Since they are the most easily recognizable Icelandic band and they have never been in Eurovision.

Milos
Milos
1 month ago

How will anyone dare represent Iceland after Dady’s two iconic consequetive years.?

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Amazing! Iceland has gone on to be one of my favorite countries in the 10’s. I guess it will continue on to the next decade!!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago

If Iva is able to make her live performances sound like her studio versions and is able to make a cohesive performance, then I hope Iva will return to Söngvakkeppnin.

Alvaro
Alvaro
1 month ago

Hoping for an Icelandic win soon, especially if they keep the momentum they have.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Happy to see that some countries will reveal their NF’s songs or will do their NF sooner than usual, Estonia, Iceland, have understood that it’s useless to wait until March and the last moment to reveal their songs, seeing that this year France and Ukraine songs were the 3rd and the 4th to be revealed out of 39, and look their results…… so no it’s not an advantage to be the last to be revealed, some countries should put this in their heads and think differently (Switzerland, Azerbaidjan, North Macedonia, Russia and others), because if we wait for them the… Read more »

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Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago

Fingers crossed that we get a great selection for Iceland! Maybe next year’s winner can come from there. It would be great to see Iceland win for the first time and finally complete the Nordic region.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago

I’m very intrigued!

ESCb
ESCb
1 month ago

I really hope that Elísabet will get to return as I love both of her entries so much!

Jake Mason
Jake Mason
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCb

Yes! Especially haunting was my fave in 2020!!!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

After giving poor Ari one of the most dated songs in the history of Eurovision (by the way, I would like to see he coming back to Söngvakeppnin with something contemporary), it seems Iceland found their way again with Hatari and Dadi. Iceland is one of those countries I always trust to bring something unexpected and/or carrying tons of genuine charisma. If they persist with the “I do things my own way” style, they’ll end up winning sooner or later.