It’s the last night of the national final season, and Iceland has decided who will represent them in Turin. Sigga, Beta and Elín has won Söngvakeppnin and will perform “Með hækkandi sól” for Iceland at Eurovision 2022. Iceland will perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 10th.
Söngvakeppnin 2022 Results
|2||Amarosis||“Don’t You Know”||Eliminated|
|3||Reykjavíkurdætur||“Turn This Around”||Superfinalist|
|5||Sigga, Beta and Elín||“Með hækkandi sól”||Superfinalist|
|1||Reykjavíkurdætur||“Turn This Around”||Runner-Up|
|2||Sigga, Beta and Elín||“Með hækkandi sól”||Winner|
You can listen to the Söngvakeppnin 2022 winner, as well as all of the other entries from this year’s contest below:
Details About Söngvakeppnin 2022
Söngvakeppnin returned after a one-year break and took place in the new RVK studios in Reykajevik. Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson, and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir were our hosts for the evening. Five qualifying artists from the two semi–final heats performed, with three artists performing their songs in Icelandic and two in English.
A 50/50 mix of jury and public votes determined the two superfinalists, and from these two, the winner of Söngvakeppnin was then determined by a 100% public vote. 2020 Söngvakeppnin winner and 2021 Eurovision representative Daði Freyr returned to perform as well. Sweden’s 2021 Eurovision entrant Tusse also performed, replacing 2021 Ukrainian representatives Go_A, who unfortunately had to withdraw due to the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.
Listen to “Með hækkandi sól” on Streaming Services Now
Check Out All of the Released Eurovision 2022 Entries Here
You can listen to all of the publicly available Eurovision 2022 entries on streaming in our playlist below:
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Iceland debuted at Eurovision in 1986 with ICY and “Gleðibankinn”, which finished 16th with 19 points. Subsequently, Iceland has participated in Eurovision 33 times and earned 7 top-ten finishes. Iceland has yet to win the contest, but they have managed two runner-up results. The first came in 1999, with Selma Björnsdóttir’s “All of Out Luck”, and then in 2009 with Yohanna’s “Is It True?”. Daði og Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things” was a favourite to win Eurovision before the EBU cancelled the 2020 contest.
Most recently, Daði og Gagnamagnið again represented Iceland at Eurovision 2021 with “10 Years”. They then finished in fourth place with 378 points. However, they could not perform in person due to a positive COVID-19 test. Instead, Iceland used footage from its second rehearsal as their entry.
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News Source: RÚV
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