Langi Seli og Skuggarnir and Sigga Ózk were the top two of this evening’s Söngvakeppnin 2023 second Semi-Final, and will join Semi-Final 1 winners Silja and Bragi in the Final on March 4, 2023.
Joining the Icelandic rockabilly act and the retro-themed dance singer in next week’s Final is Celebs, whose “Domsdag Dans” was performed in Semi-Final 1 last week.
Per Söngvakeppnin rules, the top two vote earners from the televote and RTV’s newly introduced Stjörnur app will automatically progress to the Final, with the Söngvakeppnin organizers picking a wildcard from the six non-qualifiers from both Semi-Finals.
Each artist had the opportunity to record an English and an Icelandic version, though only the Icelandic versions were allowed to be performed in the Semi-Finals. Finalists will then have the option of performing either in Icelandic or in English in the Final, though Langi Seli og Skuggarnir did not release an English version.
Ulfar kicked off Semi-Final 2 at the Söngvakeppnishöllinni with ” “Betri maður,” followed by Kristin Sesselja and “Óbyggðir.” Langi Seli og Skuggarnir, who brought a sizeable contingent of fans with them to the concert hall, were third up with “OK,” followed by the duet of Silja Ros and Kjalar.
Sigga Ozk capped off the Semi-Final with “Gleyma þér og dansa.”
“OK” was written by Langi Seli og Skuggarnir bandmembers Axel Hallkell Jóhannesson, Erik Robert Qvick, and Jón Þorleifur Steinþórsson. “Gleyma þér og dansa” was written by Icelandic band Nylon members Klara Elias and Alma Goodman, and David Mørup and James Gladius Wong.
The Final will take place on March 4, 2023 at 7:45 p.m. GMT.
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