Icelandic broadcaster RUV has confirmed that Iceland will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which will take place in Italy. Iceland’s confirmation will see them compete for the 34th time in the competition, since their debut in 1986.
Return to National Final for Iceland
RUV has also confirmed that Iceland will use Söngvakeppnin as the way to select their Eurovision 2022 entry. RUV has published the rules regarding next year’s national final. The submission window to send songs to RUV is now open and will close on 6th October 2021. In February ten songs will compete to represent Iceland.
Iceland’s Eurovision History
Iceland has competed in Eurovision since 1986. Iceland’s debut entry was ‘Gleðibankinn’ performed by the group ICY, they scored 19 points in the final and placed 16th in that year’s contest. Since their debut, Iceland is yet to win the contest however they have placed second on two occasions. The first time Iceland achieved their best result was in 1999 with Selma’s ‘All Out of Luck’, their other second place came in 2009 with Yohanna’s ‘Is it True’. In 2021 Daði og Gagnamagnið competed in the contest with their song ’10 Years’. ’10 Years’ placed fourth in the 2021 contest scoring 378 points in the Eurovision 2021 final.
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News Source: RUV
Photo Source: EBU/ Thomas Hanses