Another Saturday, another final. This time, it’s Iceland concluding Söngvakeppnin and choosing their song. What did they pick? Read on to find out!
In the semifinals, all acts had to perform in Icelandic. Now that the final five acts have made it to the final, they can now participate in the language they prefer should they go to Liverpool. All acts except for Langi Seli og Skuggarnir chose to sing in English. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir only submitted an Icelandic version of their song, so they will remain in that language. The running order was as follows:
01. Sigga Ózk – “Dancing Lonely”
02. Diljá – “Power”
03. Celebs – “Doomsday Dancing”
04. Bragi – “Sometimes the World’s Against You”
05. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – “OK”
(Click on the songs listed to watch the live performances on YouTube.)
The format for the finale followed a similar format as previous year’s finals. An international jury made of up ten members made up half of the total score, and the remaining half is the Icelandic televote. The top two songs will then perform again and then the televote opens again. Votes from the first round carry over, and the winner will be act that has the highest score after the two rounds.
The international jury consisted of:
- Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir (Lay Low), musician – Iceland
- Jón Ólafsson, musician – Iceland
- Jóhann Kristófer Stefánsson (Joey Christ), artist – Iceland
- Gugusar (Guðlaug Sóley Höskuldsdóttir), musician – Iceland
- Gaute Ormåsen, Eurovision 2022 Representative (Subwoolfer) – Norway
- Ersin Parlak, Music Agent and Press Officer for San Marino at Eurovision – Türkiye
- Ramūnas Zilnys, Music Director at LRT – Lithuania
- Helena Nilsson, Social Media Manager – Sweden
- Ihan Haydar, Eurovision 2022 Representative (The Show) – Denmark
- Emely Griggs, Program Director at ABC – Australia
First, the top two songs were revealed. First was “Power” by Diljá then “OK” by Langi Seli og Skuggarnir and they both performed their songs again in the superfinal to open up another round of televoting. In a close battle, it was Diljá with “Power” that won the evening and will be going to Liverpool in May.
Do #YOU agree with the winner? Do you think this will get Iceland into the final? Let us know on social media @ESCUnited, on our discord, or on our forum page!
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