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Iceland’s journey to Eurovision 2022 is soon to begin. Semi-final one of Söngvakeppnin 2022 kicks off on Saturday 26 February with five acts competing for two spots in the grand final.

Earlier in the week, we asked you to vote for your favourites from semi-final one.

We counted a total of 1,162 votes and now the results are in.

Sigga, Beta & Elín are favourites in Söngvakeppnin 2022 semi-final one

The first act you want to qualify to the Söngvakeppnin 2022 grand final is the sisterly trio Sigga, Beta & Elín (also known collectively as Sísí Ey). A popular group from the Icelandic indie-pop and folk-pop scene, they’re known for their beautiful and hypnotising voices. And it seems they managed to mesmerise our readers. The sisters were awarded 315 votes for their song “Með hækkandi sól” (“Rising Sun”) – that’s 27.11% of the total cast.

Your other qualification spot would go to Haffi Haff and his entry “Gía” (“Volcano”), which picked up 278 votes (23.92%). Haffi is a prominent figure in Iceland´s dance and music scene, rising to fame back in the 00´s, first as a choreographer and later as a singer. Based on his previous Söngvakeppnin entries, we should expect something unique, sexy and whimsical.

If the results were decided by y’all, that would mean we’d have to say goodbye to Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Stefán Óli and Amarosis.

Following the two semi-finals, one act will be given a jury wildcard to the grand final. If that act came from semi-final one, you would like it to be Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, who finished third in the poll with “Hjartað mitt” (“Heart of mine”).

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

  1. Sigga, Beta & Elín – “Með hækkandi sól”, 315 votes (27.11%)
  2. Haffi Haff – “Gía”, 278 votes (23.92%)
  3. Stefanía Svavarsdóttir – “Hjartað mitt”, 227 votes (19.54%)
  4. Stefán Óli – “Ljósið”, 196 votes (16.87%)
  5. Amarosis – “Don’t you know”, 146 votes (12.56%)

Total votes: 1,162

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.

What do you make of the results? Are Sigga, Beta & Elín also your top pick for semi-final one of Söngvakeppnin 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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2 years ago

I get the impression people want Haffi Haff not because the song is great but just because it would be something different in a weak field. Kind of like in Ireland’s final.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
2 years ago
Reply to  Zisk

It’s a weak field only for the kind of people who drool over the likes of Ronela Hajati shouting through a hair-flipping choreography. How can you even compare it to the Irish final when Sigga, Beta and Elin have a much better song than anything Ireland have sent this century, genuinely can’t understand…

2 years ago

Two years ago, I wrote a funny comment on wiwibloggs. I said that “Dadi Freyr and Gagnamagnid is the best song in history and should win ESC”. They were not even selected yet. AND I GOT 20 DISLIKES.

It was before the hype. I hadn’t even listened to the song. I only decided to “overrate” the band because it sounded funny.

And here we are, in 2022, when Dadi Freyr is the most popular band in the universe. Thanks to me.

Last edited 2 years ago by tomato
2 years ago
Reply to  tomato

I like your humour. Best fun act in the comments!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 years ago

Just do the Volcano! Volcano, Volcano, Volcano, Volcano!