Semi-final allocation draw and running order updated
Iceland failed to qualify to the Grand Final the last two years, but this year they want to change that! The Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has announced the participants for the national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The 12 artists will compete in one of the two semi-finals. Three songs from each semi-final will qualify to the final.
All the songs will be performed in Icelandic language in the Semi-finals. In the final it's optional for each singer if he/she will perform the song in Icelandic or in English.
Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Semi-final 125 February 2017
- Aron Hannes Emilsson – "Nótt" (Tonight)
- Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir – "Bammbaramm"
- Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson – "Mér við hlið" (Make Your Way Back Home)
- Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir – "Heim til þín" (Get Back Home)
- Erna Mist Pétursdóttir – "Skuggamynd" (I'll Be Gone)
- Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir – "Til mín" (Again)
Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Semi-final 24 March 2017
- Aron Brink – "Þú hefur dáleitt mig" (Hypnotised)
- Daði Freyr Pétursson – "Hvað með það?" (Is This Love?)
- Svala Björgvinsdóttir – "Ég veit það" (Paper)
- Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen – "Þú og ég" (You and I)
- Linda Hartmanns – "Ástfangin" (Obvious Love)
- Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir – "Treystu á mig" (Trust In Me)
Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Songs
Versions: Icelandic English
Söngvakeppnin 2017 consists of two Semi-finals and one Final.
- Semi-final 1: 25 February 2017
- Semi-final 2: 4 March 2017
- Final: 11 March 2017
12 songs has been picked to compete in Söngvakeppnin 2017 – Six songs for each Semi-final. Three songs from each Semi-final will qualify to the Final.
In the Final of Söngvakeppnin 2017 a combination of 50/50 televoting/jury will select two songs for the Super Final. The two super finalists will perform their songs again, and here the winner will be decided solely by televoting.
All three shows will be broadcasted live.
Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Iceland qualified to the Grand Final 8 out of 13 times.
Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.