Iceland – It looks like RÚV, the national broadcaster in charge of Söngvakeppnin 2020, the national final, has leaked the songs, supposed to be revealed later tonight, on Spotify! Find out who’s taking part this year!
The songs showed on Spotify but were not available worldwide. However, as the songs are meant to be revealed at 19:45 local time, we knew that this was the real list. We only have to wait for a few hours to hear the songs, though we can recognize familiar names in the line-up, such as Daði Freyr, who got second in 2017 with his instant hit Hvað með það? Alongside his electro sound, we’ll also get metal band DIMMA or r’n’b artist Kid Isak!
The first semi-final entries are:
- Brynja Mary – Augun þín (In Your Eyes)
- DIMMA – Almyrkvi
- Elísabet – Elta þig (Haunting)
- Ísold & Helga – Klukkan tifar (Meet Me Halfway)
- Kid Isak – Ævintýri
The second semi-final entries are:
- Daði Freyr – Gagnamagnið (Think About Things)
- Hildur Vala – Fellibylur
- Iva – Oculis Videre (Oculis Videre)
- Matti Matt – Dreyma
- Nína – Ekkó (Echo)
Most titles came with an English one, hinting at a probable language switch. In Iceland, you have to participate in Icelandic in the semi-finals, but you can chose whichever language you want in the final, so that Icelandic people know which version you would send to Eurovision if chosen. With the English titles, we get an idea who would probably switch to English in the final (even if Iva’s title is in latin). However, in both 2013 and 2019 Iceland qualified to the final in Icelandic, even getting 10th last year, while they failed to qualify singing in English between 2015 and 2018.
The songs have been revealed and can be found here. So which one is your favorite?