Tonight, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV continues its pre-selection to find the artist and song which will represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in May.
Iceland will choose its Eurovision entry, as usual, via Söngvakeppnin – a three-week affair consisting of two semi-finals followed by a March 12th final. In each semi we’ll have five songs perform, with a public vote deciding on two songs to progress to the final. This four-song final will then be made into five songs via a jury wildcard.
These are the five songs that you will be witnessing battling it out tonight, should you be tuning in (7:45 UK time, right here):
Semi-Final 2: 5 March
Mögulegt/Possible – Markéta Irglová
(Markéta Irglová, Sturla Mio Þórisson)
An Oscar winner in our midst, no less. But could she be a Söngvakeppnin winner? Probably not in 2022, with this purposely subtle number which seems more comfortable flying under the radar in this line-up.
Hækkum í Botn/Keep It Cool – SUNCITY & SANNA
(Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson, Valgeir Magnússon, Davíð Guðbrandsson)
A contemporary number that brings the disco, the funk and the pop – and we are devouring every single one of those well-placed references.
Tökum Af Stað/Turn This Around – Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavík)
This lot are an obscenely popular hip-hop act who have somewhat tailored their sound to the Eurovision masses for the purpose of Söngvakeppnin. They’ve done so without compromising on what everyone in Iceland loves about them. And so they’re a real contender for the win.
Þaðan Af/Then Again – Katla
(Jóhannes Damian Patreksson, Kristinn Óli S. Haraldsson, Hafsteinn Þráinsson, Snorri Beck)
Named after a huge volcano in Iceland, but honestly, it’s kind difficult to see why anyone would vote for Katla when the much more appealing ‘Volcano’ was elsewhere in the line-up.
Séns Með þér/Gemini – Hanna Mia and The Astrotourists
(Hanna Mia Brekkan, Sakaris Emil Joensen, Nína Richter)
Delightfully kitsch indie-pop that we wish would last for longer than the three-minute limitations would allow, because actually we were quite enjoying getting swept up in it all.