There have been updates for the semifinal and final of Söngvakeppnin, the Icelandic national final selection. This week it was announced which night each act will perform. The semifinals will be held on the 10th and 18th of February with the final being held on the 3rd of March 2018. In all three occasions the contests will be televised live and it will be possible to watch it online as well as on RÚV at 19:30GMT on all three evenings.
The contestants have been divided for the two semifinals.
For semifinal one, on the 10th of February, we have:
Ari Ólafsson > Heim / Our Choice
Fókus hópurinn > Aldrei gefast upp / Battleline
Þórunn Antonía > Ég mun skýna / Shine
Þórir Geir Guðmundsson & Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir > Brosa / With You
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir > Ég og þú / Think it Through
Heimilistónar > Kúst og fæjó
For semifinal two, on the 17th of February, we have:
Aron Hannes > Golddigger / Gold Digger
Áttan - Sonja Valdín & Egill Ploder > Hér með þér / Here for You
Dagur Sigurðsson > Í stormi / Saviours
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Agnes Marinósdóttir & Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir > Svaka stuð / Heart Attack
Guðmundur Þórarinsson > Litir / Colours
Rakel Pálsdóttir > Óskin mín / My Wish
Three songs from each night will then continue to the final. By the end of 3rd March only one will be Icelands representative in Lisbon 2018.
If you were thinking about going to any of the semifinals or the final of Söngvakeppnin, tickets will be available to buy on the 30th of January at 12:00GMT on tix.is. The semifinals will be held in Háskólabíó, the same as last year, with the final to be held in Laugardalshöllin, also like last year.
For the last couple of years Söngvakeppnin has had some amazing international artists perform during the interval. In 2016 the one and only Loreen performed as well as Sandra Kim. Last year they had two amazing past Eurovision winners. They came in the form of Måns Zelmerlöw and Alexander Rybak. This year they will bring back another gorgeous Swedish man. It will be the one and only Robin Bengtsson who was Sweden's presentative in Kiev 2017. He ended up in 5th place of the final with the song "I can't go on".
We can not wait to see him perform in Laugardalshöllin in March, not sure if the ladies will want to "go on" home.
That same night Finland's Saara Aalto will also be choosing her Eurovision song. Are there any on the list above that you like? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
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