Iceland: Participants for Söngvakeppnin 2018 officially revealed

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Who will be competing for the right to represent Iceland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? We now know the names of the 12 acts set to compete in the country’s national selection, Söngvakeppnin 2018.

This evening, RÚV broadcast a special show in order to reveal their 12 bidding entrants in the nation’s upcoming Eurovision national selection, Söngvakeppnin 2018.

The show, hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn, saw the artists and songs officially revealed for the first time, together with snippets of each of the Söngvakeppnin entries.

Earlier today, the names of the acts were accidentally leaked online ahead of the official release via an online streaming site.

Here are the 2018 Söngvakeppnin acts!

Below are the names of the 12 bidding Icelandic artists, together with their Icelandic-language and English-language titles of their entries.

Söngvakeppnin 2018 will kick off next month on the 10 February, in which the search for the country’s next Eurovision representative will begin.

Whilst 12 acts will be competing over the course of 2 shows, only 6 will manage to qualify to the final of the Icelandic national selection on the 3 March. Whether a wildcard act will be selected to compete in the final is expected to be revealed in due course.

Söngvakeppnin 2018 schedule

  • 10/02: Semi-final 1 (Six participants, 3 qualifiers)
  • 17/02: Semi-final 2 (Six participants, 3 qualifiers)
  • 03/03: Grand final (Six finalists, winner determined)