Iceland becomes the latest country to reveal more about their national selection this year. Broadcaster RÚV has announced that the ten songs competing to represent Iceland as part of Söngvakeppnin 2023 will be revealed in a launch show on 28th January. The show will include excerpts from each of the entries.
The launch show, Lögin í Söngvakeppnini, will be broadcast on RÚV at 19.45 local time (20.45 CET).
About Söngvakeppnin 2023
The semi-finals of Söngvakeppnin 2023 will take place on the 18th and 25th of February, while the final will take place on March 4th. Ten songs will compete for four places in the final, however, the jury reserves the right to select a fifth song to compete in the final after the semi-finals are complete. RÚV previously revealed that 132 songs were submitted for consideration in this edition.
Iceland’s Eurovision journey
Iceland made its debut on the Eurovision stage in 1986, finishing 16th with the song “Gleðibankinn” (Bank of fun) by ICY. In their 34 appearances, Iceland has finished in top 10 an impressive 7 times. Their best result to date is second place, which they have achieved twice. The first time was in 1999, where 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 Systur, singing “Með hækkandi sól”, finishing 23rd with 20 points.
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News Source: RÚV
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