Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2022 rolled on with the semi-final two on Saturday. In the end, two acts qualified to the grand final – they were Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur.

The result of the semi-final was purely down to the public.

However, a jury also chose a wildcard act from those who had been eliminated from the first and second semi-final. This was given to Amarosis, who performed in semi-final one.

Söngvakeppnin 2022 semi-final one qualifiers

Katla – “Þaðan af”

Reykjavíkurdætur – “Tökum af stað”

Non-qualifiers

  • Markéta Irglová – “Mögulegt”
  • Suncity and Sanna – “Hækkum í botn”
  • Hanna Mia and The Astrotourists – “Séns með þér”

Wildcard act: Amarosis – “Don’t You Know”

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 think? Are you happy to see Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur qualify from semi-final tow of Söngvakeppnin 2022? Shout out your opinion in the comment section below.

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shira
shira
5 months ago

Manifesting Katla winning and going to Eurovision. Her song is gorgeous

Last edited 5 months ago by shira
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago

Okay, for next Saturday, Iceland has two options–Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur. Personally, I like Katla’s entry the best and I think it’s the best song for this selection; however, we already have a lot of ballads at Eurovision and despite its good quality, it might not stand out as much. If Iceland wants to stand out from the crowd, then Reykjavíkurdætur is their best shot to do so. They would definitely be different from the rest and that could help them qualify, although that’s not a guarantee. Better to go down for taking a risk than to play safe and be… Read more »

Lilja
Lilja
5 months ago

Sanna was the first girl, and yes I agree, she was better. I think the studio version was too auto tuned

sam
sam
5 months ago

sad to not see marketa make it. she was my favorite from the get-go, hopefully she tries her luck again for iceland or possibly her home country of the czech republic. she’s a true talent! this semi was definitely the stronger of the 2 (which is why there was no need for semis in this contest to begin with) so someone i liked was bound to get the boot and i’m sad it had to be marketa

Angelique
Angelique
5 months ago

Reykjavíkurdætur!!!

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur (ctrl C and ctrl V, obviously, because I still can’t write the name of Dadi’s band) were great. But Markéta should be the wildcard. The only reason I see for she getting snobbed is because Sigga, Beta & Elín have a similar quiet folky vibe and the producers maybe wanted to add more diversity.

Anita
Anita
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That’s what I forgot to write yesterday, that the wildcard is not right, because it clearly belongs to Markéta. Hm.

Last edited 5 months ago by Anita
Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Anita

I agree. I have nothing against Amarosis, they seem nice. But if they haven’t qualified from the weakest semi, I don’t see the point of getting them to the final.

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Folky maybe wasn’t the best way to describe it. But I still think they share a vibe, especially when we don’t have the visuals to compare them.

In any case, I guess it’s between the sisters and Katla now. But if there’s a country that can pick the rappers, it’s Iceland. They learned recently that sending different things won’t hurt. I would be honestly fine with all of those answers. Would have to listen to them more to pick a favorite. Do we know who will sing in English?

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Söngvakeppnin’s songs were released in that Saturday everything was happening, so I remember reading the lyrics, but not what each song was about. Then I only watched the performances on the semis. I’ll try to do my homework during the week, maybe I’ll have a favorite after all.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago

OK, out of our five finalists, I only see Katla as Iceland’s best chance for a decent result Eurovision.

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago

I get big first Icelandic NQ since 2018 :/
I don’t get the juries’ choice at all either

Polegend Godnova
5 months ago

whoa i’m so happy katla is in ! she came out of nowhere with a strong song and it paid off for her <3

Anita
Anita
5 months ago

I am glad. The right choice Iceland, imho.

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

So pleased that Amarosis got the wildcard, I really enjoyed their performance last week

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

suncity and sanna were my favourites but they ruined everything
the live was a catastrophe

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

i agreee but everyone sandg in icelandic

not only marketa

Júlí
Júlí
5 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

She speaks exellent Icelandic, it was more impressive to hear Sanna sing in Icelandic and some of the backup for Hanna

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago
Reply to  Júlí

yeah wheres is she from?

Roro31
5 months ago

KATLA is very good !!! For me, My winner !!!

I love also the “3 sisters” !!!

TEAM KATLA

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

i have a question

why does everyone dislike stefania?

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

i cant believe the godamn juries picked amarosis

Tommy
Tommy
5 months ago

Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur made it 🙂

bartosz
bartosz
5 months ago
Reply to  Tommy

Amarosis from 1st semi final 🙁

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago
Reply to  bartosz

these juries

thats like the worst song of the competition

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

this semi is too strong to exist

everyone except suncity and sanna ( who were my favs before the lives) can qualify

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

why are hanna and astrotourists performing again?

Jacob
Jacob
5 months ago
Reply to  siu or sui?

Exactly my question. Here I thought I’m in some weird loop

Last edited 5 months ago by Jacob
siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

prob a tecnhical problem

GOSH THATS GONNA MAKE THE SHOW EVEN LONGER

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

Managed to watch the performances between Denmark and France. Very strong semi, as expected. Katla is a lock, right? But don’t make me choose between an Oscar winner, a girl band made of rappers and those adorable hippies. Loved all of them for different reasons.

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The Oscars should be taken always with moderation. But her winning song is a gem, don’t you agree? 🙂 I would like these 4 from today plus the sisters in the final. But Iceland came with unbalanced semis and here we are.

Anita
Anita
5 months ago

Aszrotourists are vocally not good enough. Katla vocally very strong.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

ths semi is too strong to exist

Anita
Anita
5 months ago

Wow, Tökum was cool!

Anita
Anita
5 months ago
Reply to  Anita

But the parallel Rap in France was better.

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

tokum af stad was iconic

siu or sui?
siu or sui?
5 months ago

suncity and sanna were my favs pre semi but live they are kinda dissapointing

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
5 months ago

As long as Reykjavikurdætur qualifies, I’m fine

West
West
5 months ago

Managed to hear Markéta singing – beautiful!