This morning, Icelandic Eurovision broadcaster RÚV held semi-final 1 of their national final Söngvakeppnin 2023.
The two acts advancing directly to the Final are:
Bragi-‘Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér’
Diljá- ‘Lifandi inni í mér’
Not directly advancing to the Final are:
Celebs- ‘Dómsdags dans’
Benedikt- ‘Þora’ (Brave Face)
Móa- ‘Glötuð ást’
One of the entries not directly advancing to the Final will have a second chance, with the contest organisers choosing a fifth song to compete in the Final. This will be decided after the conclusion of the semi-final 2.
Semi-final 2 of Söngvakeppnin 2023 will take place on Sunday February 26 (Australian time) at 6.45am ADST with the Final to be held on Sunday March 05 (Australian time).
Iceland is the only Nordic country that has not won the Eurovision Song Contest. They have competed 34 times since their debut in 1986. Iceland's best result are two second-place finishes with Selma in 1999 with 'All Out of Luck' and Yohanna in 2009 with 'Is It True?'. Last year Iceland were represented by Systur with 'Með hækkandi sól' which finished in 23rd place.
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