Icelandic broadcaster RÚV have set out their stall for Eurovision 2015, asking for submissions to the national final. Songvakeppnin (‘Song Competition’) will take place in the new year, and submissions to the contest must be received by RÚV by 20 October.
Amid the regulations for submissions it is stated:
- Entries must be from Icelandic citizens or residents, though a minority of the song can be composed and authored by non-Icelanders.
- Composers may submit a maximum of two songs.
- RÚV will ensure that 50% of the selected field of entrants have at least one female composer/author.
- Entries must be submitted in Icelandic, with indication given as to whether there would be an intent to change language if successful.
- Sonvakeppni finalists may perform in the final in a different language if this would be their intention at Eurovision.
- Songvakeppni will be judged by 50% public vote and 50% jury.
Iceland still seek their first win at the Eurovision Song Contest, and will make their 28th attempt in 2015, hoping to better the runner-up positions achieved in 1999 and 2009.