Iceland: RÚV starts search for 2009 entry

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Icelandic broadcaster has just started their quest for the 2009 Icelandic entry. RÚV have published the rules of their preselection, to be called Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins. One of the most remarkable changes is that the 2009 national selection will not be as dragging on as last year's Laugardagslögin, which lasted from September 2007 to January 2008.

It has been announced that the 2009 Icelandic national selection for Eurovision, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, will run through January and February 2009. A yet undetermined number of semifinal heats will be held, preceding the national final, to be held in February. This is one of the most important changes to the Icelandic preselection, which last year lasted for over three months, from September 2007 to January 2008, consisting of ten semifinals and a final.

Icelandic public broadcaster RÚV has set the song submission deadline on October 13th. More details can be found here (in Icelandic).

Last year's Icelandic preselection, Laugardagslögin, was won by the couple Euroband, thus getting the right to represent their country in Belgrade with the song This is my life. Regína and Friðrik achieved the best result for Iceland since 2003, ending up in 14th place in the final.