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After a top-four finish in 2021, Iceland are hoping to keep up the momentum at Eurovision 2022. The island’s search for their act starts with semi-final one of Söngvakeppnin 2022, scheduled for Saturday 26 February.

Five acts will battle it out for two qualification spots to the grand final.

But before Iceland makes a decision, we want to hear from you. Which performers from semi-final one of Söngvakeppnin 2022 do you want to qualify?

Listen to the five competing songs to refresh your mind. In the semi-finals, all acts must sing in Icelandic; therefore, it’s this version of each song that we’ve featured below.

Then be sure to vote in our poll for your favourites from this bunch.

Scroll down to vote in our poll

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Semi-final one songs

Amarosis – “Don’t you know” (Icelandic version)

Haffi Haff – “Gía”

Sigga, Beta & Elín – “Með hækkandi sól”

Stefán Óli – “Ljósið”

Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – “Hjartað mitt”

Poll: Who should qualify from semi-final one of Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2022?

You can vote for as many of the semi-final one acts as you would like to. But you can only vote once – so choose wisely!

Söngvakeppnin 2022: Show details

Söngvakeppnin 2022 features two semi-finals and one grand final. The hosts of all three shows are Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

In each semi-final, all the acts must perform their song in Icelandic. Those that reach the grand final must then perform in the language they intend to sing at Eurovision, should they win Söngvakeppnin 2022 and be selected as Iceland’s entry.

The results of the semi-finals will purely be down to the public. A televote will choose two acts to qualify for the grand final. Of the six non-qualifiers, a jury will then select one wildcard act to complete the five-song grand final.

In the first round of the grand final, a 50/50 split of viewer and jury votes will determine the two superfinalists. The final decision in the superfinal will be made solely by public vote.

At Eurovision 2022, Iceland are scheduled to perform in the second half of the first semi-final on 10 May.

Who did you vote for? Which two acts are you hoping to see qualify from semi-final one of Söngvakeppnin 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
7 months ago

As long as Sigga, Beta & Elín make it through, I’m a happy boy

Þórir
Þórir
7 months ago

I expect to see Stefán easily qualify, his entry has been getting a fair bit of radio play in recent weeks here and provided he delivers live it should be a safe qualifier

The second spot is more open though, I’m gonna predict Haffi will take it provided he does some really eccentric staging

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
7 months ago
Reply to  Þórir

So the song that is easily the best one of the entire SF, the one by Sigga, Beta and Elin, will not even make it to the final because you predict the volcano gimmick entry to put on some “really eccentric” staging and qualify instead? Should I not even bother at all with your selection this year?

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
7 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

I bet it’ll be a jury favourite, very likely wildcard finalist

MyName
MyName
7 months ago

Gosh – I actually AGREE with the majority for once 😀

MyName
MyName
7 months ago
Reply to  MyName

My favourites are Haffi Haff and Sigga etc

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
7 months ago

I’m going for Gía and Með hækkandi sól. Icelandic is such a beautifull language and I want more of it in eurovision

MyName
MyName
7 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

I agree – my favourites too

Edu
Edu
7 months ago

Amazing entries. My favs Gía, Með hækkandi sól & Hjartað mitt

Cheerio
Cheerio
7 months ago

Stefania is my favourite out of this bunch, but I don’t really care for any of these imo.

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago

Looks like all my favs are in SF2.

Unpopular opinion but am I the only one who enjoys Haffi Haffi’s song? Hehe

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
7 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

No, far from it. It’s the second favourite in this poll.

Last edited 7 months ago by Ukraine stan
Héctor
Héctor
7 months ago

Stefan Óli and Amarosis. But what a weak NF for Iceland this year…

Robert
Robert
7 months ago

Of course the song I like gets the least votes hahaha

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

My qualifiers so far – Sigga, Beta and Elin; Stefan
However, if Gia’s performance is as crazy as I assume it might be, that’s sailing through, as it obviously stands out!

Last edited 7 months ago by Colin
Agent 007
Agent 007
7 months ago

Having known Haffi Haff for a long time, I am sure he will do something very provocative and extraordinary. Given the overall dulness of this year’s contest lineup, he may bring fresh breath.

Agent 007
Agent 007
7 months ago

I like most songs of the selection but Söngvakeppnin has never needed semifinals especially weeks apart.

Last edited 7 months ago by Agent 007
Agent 007
Agent 007
7 months ago
Reply to  Agent 007

OMG. At least they ended up with a solid entry.

Gekko
Gekko
7 months ago
Reply to  Agent 007

You don’t remember Bulgarian selection in 2009.. ugh ? long long months. Or the Lithuanian heats from over 5 years ago where they sang the songs several times over weeks

Agent 007
Agent 007
7 months ago
Reply to  Gekko

While I have watched all Eurovision finals since 2008, apart from 2014-2015, I have been following some national selections for only 4 years now.

Lilja
Lilja
7 months ago
Reply to  Agent 007

I wish we did something like that again. Maybe not for 5 months but I wish we had at least 20 songs and like 4 semi finals with 5 songs in each

Zheng
Zheng
7 months ago

Sigga, Beta and Elin ftw!!

trabzan
trabzan
7 months ago

It’s really interesting to hear an authentic Turkish instrument in an Icelandic song 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  trabzan

I wonder if Haffi Haffi has some Turkish heritage.

trabzan
trabzan
7 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Appearently you recognised the instrument too. because I didn’t mention about song and singer but you guessed song correctly 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  trabzan

Well, it wasn’t that hard to narrow down the song. Gia/Volcano was the only song that had that “Turkish” sound.

Lilja
Lilja
7 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Not that I know of. He was born in the US and lived there for many years

ales
ales
7 months ago

as long as the volcano song doesn’t make it I’ll be satisfied

Ashton
Ashton
7 months ago

it’s a crime how gorgeous don’t you know’s intro is and then it becomes…that

Addie
Addie
7 months ago

Fingers crossed for Amarosis and the sisters! I hope they’ll qualify! 🙂

Sebastian
Sebastian
7 months ago

Gía/Volcano FTW!