Twelve songs have been selected for participation in Söngvakeppnin 2017, the national selection of Iceland for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, from over 200 entries that were submitted to the contest.
There are three competition events to be shown live on three Saturdays by their broadcaster, RÚV. Two semi-finals that will take place at Háskólabíó on the 25th of February and the 4th of March, and a final show at Laugardalshöll on the 11th of March.
The songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semifinals, with six songs competing each evening. The three songs that receive the highest number of televotes are guaranteed a spot in the finals. Six songs will therefore participate in the final of the Song Contest at Laugardalshöll on March 11th. RÚV reserves the right to send one additional song to the final if they choose to. The events will be hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.
The order in the picture is from left to right and from top to bottom:
- Rúnar Eff - Mér við hlið / Make your way back home (Rúnar Eff)
- Hildur - Bammbaramm (Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir)
- Aron Hannes - Nótt / Tonight (Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson / Ágúst Ibsen)
- Linda Hartmanns - Ástfangin / Obvious Love (Linda Hartmanns / Erla Bolladóttir)
- Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir - Heim til þín / Get Back Home (Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson)
- Erna Mist - Skuggamynd / I’ll be gone (Guðbjörg Magnúsdóttir / Erna Mist Pétursdóttir)
- Svala Björgvinsdóttir - Ég veit það / Paper (Einar Egilsson, Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Lester Mendez, Lily Elise / Stefán Hilmarsson)
- Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir - Treystu á mig / Trust in me (Iðunn Ásgeirsdóttir / Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir)
- Daði Freyr Pétursson - Hvað með það? / Is This Love? (Daði Freyr Pétursson)
- Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen - Þú og ég / You and I (Mark Brink og Þórunn Erna Clausen)
- Aron Brink - Þú hefur dáleitt mig / Hypnotised (Þórunn Erna Clausen, Michael James Down og Aron Brink)
- Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir - Til mín / Again (Hólmfríður Ósk Samúelsdóttir)
Icelandic and English language recordings of the songs are available online at the Söngvakeppnin website. In the final the songs may be performed in a language of the authors’ choosing. The winning song of Söngvakeppnin will be Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.