🇮🇸 International Jury for Söngvakeppnin 2023 final revealed

🇮🇸 International Jury for Söngvakeppnin 2023 final revealed

With only a few hours to go until Iceland selects its Eurovision 2023 representative, Icelandic broadcaster RĂšV has reveled the International Jury which will be helping select their representative for Liverpool.

10 jurors have been revealed

The jurors, their profession and where they are from are as follows:

  • LovĂ­sa ElĂ­sabet SigrĂşnardĂłttir (Lay Low) – Musician – Iceland
  • JĂłn Ă“lafsson – Musician – Iceland
  • JĂłhann KristĂłfer Stefánsson (Joey Christ) – Artist – Iceland
  • Gugusar (GuĂ°laug SĂłley HöskuldsdĂłttir) – Musician – Iceland
  • Gaute OrmĂĄsen – Eurovision Contestant 2022 – Norway
  • Ersin Parlak – Music Agent and Media Representative of San Marino in Eurovisison – Turkey
  • RamĹ«nas Zilnys – Music Director at Lithuanian National Radio – Lithuania
  • Helena Nilsson – Social Media Manager – Sweden
  • Ihan Haydar – Eurovision Contestant 2022 – Denmark
  • Emely Griggs – Program Director at Australian National Television – Australia

They vote of the International Jury will account for 50% of the result in the First Round of the voting, which will select the two artists for the second round of voting, which will select Iceland’s Eurovision 2023 representative, solely by Televote.

About Söngvakeppnin 2023

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

The running order for tonight’s show, is as follows:

Running OrderArtistSong TitleVersion
1Sigga Ă“zkDancing LonelyEnglish
2BragiSometimes the World’s Against YouEnglish
3CelebsDoomsday Dancing English
5Langi Seli og SkuggarnirOKIcelandic

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.

Will you be watching the final of Söngvakeppnin? Who do you want to win? 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: RĂšV

Photo Credit: RĂšV

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