The Icelandic broadcaster RÚV have revealed the artists and songs for Iceland's national final Söngvakeppnin 2024.
Among the line up is Eurovision 2010 artist Hera Björk who competed for Iceland with the huge anthemic number 'Je Ne Sais Quoi'. She finished in 19th place in the Grand Final.
The other notable artist is Palestinian singer Bashar Murad. Bashar is known for addressing themes of the occupation by Israel and gender equality in the Middle East through his music. He previously collaborated with Icelandic Eurovision 2019 artists Hatari in their song 'Klefi / صامد'.
Artists and songs for semi-final 1 (click on song title for video, only Icelandic versions released so far):
Artists and songs for semi-final 2 (click on song title for video, only Icelandic versions released so far):
During the week Iceland revealed that their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden is now uncertain.
The Icelandic national final 'Söngvakeppnin', which has been running since 1981 and from 1986 was used to select Iceland's Eurovision representative, is no longer guaranteed to serve as Iceland’s selection process for Eurovision. However 'Söngvakeppnin' is still set to take place in February and March.
The reason behind this decision is the due to the ongoing situation in Israel and Gaza, along with concerns raised by people in Iceland regarding Israel’s involvement in the Contest.
Söngvakeppnin 2024 will have two semi-finals held on February 17 and 24 at Truenorth Studio, and the Final on March 2 at Laugardalshöll. All shows are located in Reykjavík.
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