Several hours ahead of tonight’s reveal of the entries in Söngvakeppnin 2018, the list was leaked. We have the list, and now you can check it out for yourself. There are quite a few familiar names, for instance Aron Hannes and Rakel Pálsdottir, who both took part last year.
This is Söngvakeppnin 2018
Aron Hannes – Golddigger / Gold Digger
Áttan – Hér með þér / Here for You
Ari Ólafsson – Heim / Our Choice
Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp / Battleline
Dagur Sigurðarson – Í stormi / Saviour
Stefanía Svavarsdóttir, Agnes Marinósdóttir & Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir – Svaka stuð / Heart Attack
Þórunn Antonía – Ég mun skína / Shine
Guðmundur Þórarinsson – Litir / Colours
Þórir Geir Guðmundsson & Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – Brosa / With You
Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – Ég og þú / Think It Through
Rakel Pálsdóttir – Óskin mín / My Wish
Heimilistónar – Kúst og fæjó
As the list was initially leaked, and not published by RÚV themselves, escXtra intended to wait until after tonight’s reveal to publish it. But seeing as the list has been published by several other sites, there was no point in trying to keep it secret until after the tv show. Sources at RÚV say that they are looking into how this leak happened, mainly to make sure it won’t happen again. They also said that, as many other sites had already published it, they didn’t really mind if we did it too.
Apparently, the songs were even available for download on TIDAL for a very short while, but they were taken down only moments after they were posted. Rumour has it though, that some people managed to get hold of them, and that they are making the rounds on various forums out there.
We will be back shortly with more information on the artists and songwriters.