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The search for Iceland’s representing artist for Eurovision 2023 continues on Saturday.

Earlier this week, we asked you to name your favourites to qualify from semi-final 2 of Söngvakeppnin 2023.

Now the results are in and the crowd has spoken.

Kristín Sesselja is a favourite in Söngvakeppnin 2023 semi-final 2

The winner of our poll by a landslide is Kristín Sesselja and her song “Óbyggðir”. Kristín managed to secure almost 40% of the overall vote — 292 votes specifically.

Kristín Sesselja has become one of Iceland’s most prominent and popular female singer-songwriters in the past three years. She currently lives in Norway and co-wrote her song with Vetle Sigmundstad and Tiril Beisland, who we remember for performing “Break It” at this year’s Melodi Grand Prix.

Will Kristín Sesselja win the hearts of the Icelandic nation as she has won the hearts of our readers, and qualify for the grand final of Söngvakeppnin 2023 on 3 March? We’ll see.

Relatively far behind in second place are besties Silja Rós & Kjalar. But our readers still think their song “Ég styð þína braut” should be the other one to qualify from semi-final 2. The duo picked up 182 votes — that’s 24.43% of the total.

Silja Rós is a singer, actress, and screenwriter. She competed in The Voice Iceland in 2017 and released her debut album the same year. Kjalar is a singer who’s fairly new to the Icelandic music scene and has been a contestant on the latest season of Icelandic Idol

Full results: Who should qualify from Söngvakeppnin 2023 semi-final 2?

  1. Kristín Sesselja – “Óbyggðir” – 39.19% (292 votes)
  2. Silja Rós & Kjalar – “Ég styð þína braut” 24.43% (182 votes)
  3. Sigga Ózk – “Gleyma þér og dansa” 17.72% (132 votes)
  4. Úlfar – “Betri maður” 13.42% (100 votes)
  5. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – “OK” 5.23% (39 votes)

Total votes: 745

Do you agree with the results? Who will you be rooting for in this semi-final? Let us know in the comments below.

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lasse braun
lasse braun
1 year ago

in german esc-kompakt blog poll with all acts from both semis kristin sesselja ended only at 7th place.
poll winner here was Silja Rós og Kjalar.we will see soon how it ends.

🙂

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 year ago

I just want Celebs! Give me them! They are SO funky!

Jesiah
Jesiah
1 year ago

She is the best options for Iceland after The Celebs imo, too bad they are probably not gonna win.

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

Aw, I’m feeling really sorry that Ulfar hasn’t connected with more people. It’s the only song that makes me tear up. I guess you’ll have to stay in the city a little longer Ulfar.

Nicomro
Nicomro
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

I agree..

But idk why, i think he is gonna win the all thing (:

Noam600
Noam600
1 year ago

Love her song!