This evening RÚV, the Icelandic national broadcaster, introduced the 12 acts that will participate in Söngvakeppnin this year. The list of all the performers and song titles was leaked earlier today and bits of some songs were audible on YouTube as well according to RÚV, leaving Icelandic fans very unhappy as it would ruined the excitement of watching the show. Most of them did not fall for it though and waited for the main show to air.
Like previous years, Söngvakeppnin will be divided into 2 semifinals held on the 10th and 17th of February where 3 songs from each evening will continue to the final which will then be held on the 3rd of March, where we will find out who Iceland will choose to be their candidate in Lisbon.
This years artist are well known to the Icelandic public, we have 3 artists that have taken part in previous years of Söngvakeppnin, Rakel Pálsdóttir, Aron Hannes and Stefanía Svavarsdóttir. Then we have former contestants from the Voice Iceland forming the group Fókus hópurinn and 4 well known jolly actresses have formed the group Heimilistónar.
This will be an interesting year for the Icelandic public to vote for.
Here below are this years participants and they can all be heard in both Icelandic and English on Söngvakeppnin's main website, http://www.ruv.is/songvakeppnin
Áttan – Hér með þér (Here for You)
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Agnes Marinósdóttir & Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir -Svaka stuð (Heart Attack)
Aron Hannes – Golddigger (Gold Digger)
Þórunn Antonía – Ég mun skína (Shine)
Heimilistónar – Kúst og fæjó
Þórir Geir Guðmundsson & Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – Brosa (With You)
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – Ég og þú (Think It Through)
Ari Ólafsson – Heim (Our Choice)
Dagur Sigurðarson – Í stormi (Saviour)
Guðmundur Þórarinsson – Litir (Colours)
Rakel Pálsdóttir – Óskin mín (My Wish)
Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp (Battleline)
Who is your favourite?