RUV, the Icelandic national broadcaster has revealed the dates of the 2015 Icelandic Eurovision national selection– Songvakeppnin 2015 and disclosed more details regarding the competition.
The Icelandic national broadcaster has received 258 entries bidding to participate at the forthcoming Icelandic Eurovision national selection. The broadcaster has selected a total of 12 acts for the competition. The 2015 Icelandic national selection will consist of 3 shows ( 2 semi-finals scheduled to be held on 31 January and 07 February and a grand final scheduled to be held on 14 February.
- 31/01 – Songvakeppnin 2015 Semi-final 1
- 07/02- Songvakeppnin 2015 Semi final 2
- 14/02- Songvakeppnin 2015 Grand final
The names of the competing acts will be revealed in due course.
In 2014 Iceland selected Pollapönk via a national selection to fly the Icelandic flag at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. The Icelandic group achieved a 15th placing in the final with their entry No Prejudice.
2015 will mark the 60th anniversary, the Diamond Jubilee, of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 19, 21 and 23 May at the Wienner Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.
Iceland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and is yet to win the event. The Scandinavian island has come close to winning the event twice in 1999 with Selma’s All out of luck and in 2009 with Yohanna‘s Is it true, both placing 2nd.