Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2023: Artists
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Iceland: Listen to the songs for Söngvakeppnin 2023

The 10 artists and songs for the Icelandic national selection for Eurovision 2023, Söngvakeppnin, have been revealed. Listen to the songs here and vote in our poll: Who should win Söngvakeppnin 2023?

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has just revealed who the 10 artists are that will be competing in the three shows of Söngvakeppnin 2023.

10 participating songs, one winner. Listen to the songs and vote for your favorite in our poll.

All the songs must be performed in Icelandic in the Semi-finals. In the Final, it's up to each singer if he/she will perform their song in Icelandic or in English.

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 2

Söngvakeppnin 2023

The format of Söngvakeppnin 2023 will be the same as we've seen in previous years; two Semi-finals and a Final:

  • Semi-final 1: 18 February 2023
  • Semi-final 2: 25 February 2023
  • Final: 4 March 2023

Five songs will compete in each Semi-final. Four songs qualify for the Final (two from each Semi-final). The last spot is awarded by RÚV, giving the opportunity to a fifth act to perform in the Final of Söngvakeppnin.

Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest

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

Iceland's debut in the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1986, and they've participated 34 times since.

Their best results are two second-place finishes with Yohanna in 2009, and Selma in 1999.

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

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Iceland has qualified for the Grand Final 11 out of 18 times.

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

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