🇮🇸 Diljá to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2023

🇮🇸 Diljá to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2023

Another song joins our line up for 2023! Following this year’s edition of Söngvakeppnin, Diljá has been chosen to represent Iceland with “Power.” She will take to the Liverpool stage in the first half of the second semi-final in May.

Söngvakeppnin 2023 Results

The full results of the Söngvakeppnin 2023 final are:

Running OrderArtistSong TitleResult
1Sigga ÓzkDancing LonelyEliminated
2BragiSometimes the World’s Against YouEliminated
3CelebsDoomsday Dancing Eliminated
5Langi Seli og SkuggarnirOKRunner-up

The winner of Söngvakeppnin 2023 was chosen through a two-stage process. The votes of a seven-member international jury were weighted equally with a public televote. The top two acts from the combined vote – in this case Diljá and Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – then progressed to the super-final, where the public were given a further opportunity to cast their vote. The winner was determined by combining the votes from the first and second round of voting.

About Söngvakeppnin 2023

Söngvakeppnin 2023 was hosted by TV presenter and Söngvakeppnin executive board member Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir. Joining her this year were musician Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson and Rás 2 music director Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson (also known as Siggi Gunnars), both of whom made their Söngvakeppnin hosting debut. 

Prior to tonight’s performances, RÚV has broadcasted preview show Lögin í Söngvakeppninni where the songs and artists were revealed for the first time. This was joined by #12Stig (“#12Points”) on 11th February, giving viewers an opportunity to get to know more about this year’s Söngvakeppnin artists.

The semi-finals of Söngvakeppnin 2023 took place on the 18th and 25th of February, followed by the final on March 4th. Ten songs competed for four places in the final, with the jury selecting Celebs as a wildcard act. RÚV received 137 submissions for consideration in this edition of the contest.

Iceland’s Eurovision journey

Iceland made its debut on the Eurovision stage in 1986, finishing 16th with the song “Gleðibankinn” by ICY. In its 34 appearances at the contest, Iceland has finished in the top ten an impressive seven times. Iceland’s best result to date is second place, 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’s “Is It True,” which received 218 points. Iceland’s most recent Eurovision representative was Systur, whose “Með hækkandi sól” placed 23rd with 20 points in 2022.

Are you happy with the winner of Söngvakeppnin 2023? Do you think that we’ll see Iceland in the grand final this year again? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: RÚV

Photo Credit: RÚV

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