Ukraine’s 2021 Eurovision representatives Go_A will perform during the final of Söngvakeppnin 2022, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has announced. Go_A finished 5th in Rotterdam last year with their song “SHUM.” Söngvakeppnin frequently features big Eurovision names as guest performers. In recent years Keiino, Eleni Foureira, and others have performed at the Icelandic contest.
Everything we know about Söngvakeppnin 2022
Söngvakeppnin is the Icelandic national final for Eurovision. It will have the same format in 2022 as in previous years, with two semi-finals and one final. The contest will start on February 26, with the second semi-final to be held March 5. The final, in which Iceland will decide on its Eurovision representative, will take place March 12. This is one week later than originally announced due to covid measures. The contest will be hosted by Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir. You can find and listen to tall of this year’s entries here. During the final, Go_A will guest perform.
Go_A at Eurovision
Go_A are a Ukrainian electro-folk band. They were set to be Ukraine’s Eurovision representatives in 2020 after winning Vidbir with their song “Solovey.” Following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, Ukraine reselected the band for the 2021 contest. They participated with the song “Shum.” Finishing 9th with the jury and 2nd in the televote, they finished 5th overall with 364 points
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Iceland made its debut on the Eurovision stage in 1986, finishing 16th with the song “Gleðibankinn” (Bank of fun) by ICY. In its 33 appearances, Iceland has finished in the top ten an impressive seven times. Iceland’s best result to date is second place, which it has achieved twice. The first time was in 1999, when Selma Björnsdóttir received 146 points for her performance of “All Out of Luck.” The second time was in 2009, with Yohanna singing “Is it True” and receiving 218 points. Iceland’s most recent representative on the Eurovision stage was Daði og Gagnamagnið with the song “10 Years,” finishing fourth with 378 points.
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News Source: RÚV
Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting