Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2022: Sigga, Beta & Elín and Stefán Óli
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Iceland: Sigga, Beta & Elín and Stefán Óli to the Söngvakeppnin 2022 Final

The first Semi-final of Iceland's national selection for Eurovision 2022 is a wrap with the selection of Sigga, Beta & Elín and Stefán Óli for the final

Iceland held the very first semi-final of their national selection – Söngvakeppnin 2022 – tonight live from RVK Studios in Reykjavík. The show was hosted by Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

Five songs were performed and the public had all the power on who should move forward and see the finals as the televote accounted for 100%. Sigga, Beta & Elín and Stefán Óli were the chosen ones.

Sigga, Beta & Elín - "Með hækkandi sól"
Stefán Óli - "Ljósið"

Söngvakeppnin 2022 – Semi-final 1

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The Icelandic broadcaster still has the option to award a wildcard for the Final to one of the non-qualifying artists. This will be announced after next Saturday's second Semi-final.

Söngvakeppnin 2022

Söngvakeppnin 2022 is Iceland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 to be held in Turin.

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

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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.

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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: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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