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Iceland: Sigga, Beta & Elín to Eurovision 2022 with "Með hækkandi sól"

The three sisters Sigga, Beta & Elín win the Final of Söngvakeppnin 2022 tonight and will represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with their song "Með hækkandi sól"

Tonight the final of the Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin 2022 took place live from Reykjavík. Two acts from each Semi-final qualified for the show and the broadcaster decided to give an additional spot via wildcard to one of the artists who did not qualify by the televote.

The final was then decided in two rounds of voting: In the first round 50% televote as well as 50% jury votes selected the two acts going to the Superfinal. Pure girl power!

The final winner was then chosen completely by the public: Sigga, Beta & Elín with "Með hækkandi sól". At Eurovision 2022 the three sisters will perform under the name Systur.

Iceland 2022: Sigga, Beta & Elín – "Með hækkandi sól"

Söngvakeppnin 2022 – Final

First round

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Sigga, Beta & Elín

The folk-trio is well known in the Icelandic music scene. The three sisters come from a very musical family since both of their parents are popular musicians as well.

The song with which Sigga, Beta and Elín will represent Iceland in Turin is written by Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir.

Söngvakeppnin 2022

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

A total of three shows took place:

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

Iceland in Eurovision Song Contest

Iceland 2009: Yohanna - "Is It True?"

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 2009: Yohanna - "Is It True?"

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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