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Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, has announced the start of their search, ready for their national final, Söngvakeppni.

They are asking for songs to be submitted by the 20th October, and the national final will be broadcast in February 2015, final date to be confirmed.

Iceland have used Söngvakeppni since 1986, and after having chosen Yohanna and her beautiful ballad “Is It True?” in 2009, they came second behind Runaway winner, Alexander Rybak.

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As usual there are some conditions of entry which are as follow:

Icelandic authors and composers must be resident in Iceland between September 1st up until May 2015. Two thirds of the team, which includes the performer, must meet the fore mentioned criteria.
Music producers are only allowed to enter a maximum of two songs into Söngvakeppni, however writers are allows to enter more than two.
All the songs must be performed in Icelandic for Söngvakeppni. However can be performed in another language for the Eurovision.
Pollapönk won Söngvakeppni 2014 with their song No Predujice, and took Copenhagen by storm with their unique and striking styling and song about people being more tolerant with each other no matter what they look like. Something of a theme in 2014, what with Conchita Wurst empowering acceptance speech.

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Pollapönk managed 8th place in their respective semi final, and in the final managed 15th in the final. Can Iceland make it a win in 2015? I for one would love to go to Reykjavik in 2016.

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@Refshaleoen

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