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Söngvakeppnin 1
Söngvakeppnin 1
Dates
Final date 28 February 2018
Host
Venue Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Presenter(s) Greta Salome
Broadcaster RÚV
Opening act Final: Thorsteinn Einarsson performing his song "Aurora".
Interval act Final: Birgir performing his song "Last For Long".
Participants
Entries 6
Voting
System 50% Jury, 50% Televoting
Winner Flag of Iceland "Óstöðvandi"
Söngvakeppnin
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Söngvakeppnin 1 was the first edition of the Icelandic music competition that selected Iceland's entry for the Europa Song Contest 4. The selection had a final held in Reykjavik. Karlotta won the edition with her song "Óstöðvandi".

Information Edit

On the 10 February the Head of Delegation of Iceland reported that the country would be taking part in the fourth edition and that the first edition of Söngvakeppnin would take place to select the country's entry. This was officially confirmed by the Icelandic broadcaster.

Competing entries Edit

The competing entries of the edition were selected by the broadcaster. The broadcaster reavel the competing acts on 10 February 2018. On 11 February RÚV announce the last artist Birgir. Birgir represent Iceland in the Europa Song Contest 2 with the song "Last For Long" which selected internally but failed to qualify and finished in the 14th place with only 55 points.

Table key
     Winner
Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s)
Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir "Again" Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir
Birgir "Can You Feel It" Birgir Steinn Stefánsson, Andri Þór Jónsson
Hildur "Næsta Sumar" Hildur & StopWaitGo
Karlotta "Óstöðvandi" Alma Rut Kristjánsdóttir, Ylva Persson, Linda Persson
Milkywhale "Goodbye" Friðfinnur Oculus Sigurðsson
Of Monsters and Men "We Sink" Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Þórhallsson, Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson

Final Edit

The final started on 20 February 2018 with the voting lasting about two weeks and ending on 28 February 2018. The results were presented four days later, on 28 February 2018. Thorsteinn Einarsson opened the final with a medley of his songs "Aurora".

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote Total Place
Votes % Points
01 Of Monsters and Men "We Sink" 10 1,357 7.11% 14 24 6
02 Karlotta "Óstöðvandi" 30 8,425 29.78% 60 90 1
03 Birgir "Can You Feel It" 38 4,132 17.85% 39 77 3
04 Hildur "Næsta Sumar" 32 6,585 22,89% 43 75 4
05 Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir "Again" 18 948 5.64% 11 29 5
06 Milkywhale "Goodbye" 44 4,673 17.23% 38 83 2
Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song Flag of Germany Flag of Moldova Flag of Sweden Flag of Iceland Flag of Australia Total
1 "We Sink" 4 4 2 10
2 "Óstöðvandi" 8 10 12 30
3 "Can You Feel It" 10 12 12 4 38
4 "Næsta Sumar" 12 8 10 2 32
5 "Again" 2 2 4 2 8 18
6 "Goodbye" 4 10 8 12 10 44
International Jury Spokespersons
  • Flag of Germany – Kim Petras
  • Flag of Moldova – Irina Rimes
  • Flag of Sweden – Robin Bengtsson
  • Flag of IcelandKaleo
  • Flag of Australia – Delta Goodrem

See also Edit