Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2022: Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur
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Iceland: Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur to the Söngvakeppnin 2022 Final

Tonight the second Semi-final of the Icelandic national selection took place, with Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur being selected for the final

The Icelandic national selection - Söngvakeppnin 2022 - went on to its second semi-final which was held live tonight in the RVK Studios in Reykjavík. The show was hosted by Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

Five songs were performed, the public then had the chance to vote for their two favourite acts. Going to the final, which will take place next Saturday, are Katla and Reykjavíkurdætur.

Söngvakeppnin 2022 – Semi-final 2

The Icelandic broadcaster also took the option to award a wildcard for the Final to one of the non-qualifying artists. They decided to give this wildcard to Amarosis with the song "Don't you know".

Söngvakeppnin 2022

Söngvakeppnin 2022 is Iceland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

A total of three shows will take place:

  • 26 February 2022: Semi-final 1
  • 5 March 2022: Semi-final 2
  • 12 March 2022: Final

All of the shows will take place in RVK Studios and hosted by Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

Iceland in Eurovision Song Contest

Iceland 1999: Selma Björnsdóttir - "All Out Of Luck"

Iceland's debut in Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1986, and has been participating 33 times since.

Best result are two second-places with Yohanna in 2009 and Selma in 1999.

Iceland 1999: Selma Björnsdóttir - "All Out Of Luck"

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Iceland qualified to the Grand Final 10 out of 17 times.

Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

About the author: Claire Schulte-Wieschen (Germany)

authorClaire is our correspondent in Germany. She watched her first Eurovision as an eight-year-old in 2002 and since then has also started to watch a lot of the national finals. She also wrote her Master thesis about Australian National Identity at Eurovision. It's hard to name just one favourite song, but she would go with Shum by Go_A from 2021.

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