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”
- 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.
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