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Iceland: Söngvakeppnin’s Songs Out!


logoIceland – RUV, the Icelandic broadcaster, has today released the 12 songs for Söngvakeppnin 2016. They were chosen from 260 entries. So, listen to the songs and tell us which is your favorite, and which is the one you think will represent Iceland in Eurovision!

All songs are available here. So far, no line up has been revealed and the songs are posted in alphabetical order. The entries are:

  • Sigga Eyrún – ‘Kreisí’ (Crazy) (Karl Olgeirsson, Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir)
  • Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson – ‘Óvær’ (Uneasy) (Karl Olgeirsson)
  • Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius – ‘Ótöluðorð’ (Unspoken words) (Erna Mist, Magnús Thorlacius)
  • Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason – ‘Hugurminner’ (My mind is) (Þórunn Erna Clausen)
  • Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson – ‘Spring yfirheiminn’ (All over the world) (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson, Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
  • Alda Dís Arnardóttir – ‘Augnablik’ (One Moment) (Alma Guðmundsdóttir, James Wong, Alda Dís Arnardóttir)
  • Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – ‘Óstöðvandi’ (Unstoppable) (Kristinn Sigurpáll Sturluson, Ylfa Persson, Linda Persson, Alma Rut Kristjánsdóttir)
  • Ingólfur Þórarinsson – ‘Fátækurnámsmaður’ (A broke student) (Ingólfur Þórarinsson)
  • Elísabet Ormslev – ‘Á ný’ (Again) (Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir)
  • Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir – ‘Raddirnar’ (The Voices) (Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir)
  • Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir & Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir – Égséþig’ (I see you) (Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir, Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir)
  • Pálmi Gunnarsson – ‘Égleiðiþigheim’ (I lead you home) (Þórir Úlfarsson)

Today, the new logo has been released (see image above) and all artists have promotional pictures posted on the official Söngvakeppnin 2016 site.

The semi-finals and final shows are as follows:

  • 06/02: Semi-final 1 (6 competitors, 3 qualifiers)
  • 13/02: Semi-final 2 (6 competitors, 3 qualifiers)
  • 20/02: Grand Final (7 finalists; 6 semi-final qualifiers and 1 wildcard act)

Which one is your favorite? Which one do you think will win?

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  1. The winner of esc 1986 Sandra Kim will be a guest in the final since Iceland celebrates its 30 years in the contest.

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