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Three (and a half) songs to stay in Icelandic in the Söngvakeppnin 2022 final

Only one song completely in English

RÚV revealed today that three of the Söngvakeppnin 2022 finalists will keep the Icelandic versions of their songs in Saturday’s final. This means that if either of those songs wins, it will also be performed in Icelandic on the Eurovision stage in Turin in May.

Three songs in Icelandic

The artists who have decided to stick with Icelandic are Katla, Stefán Óli and Sigga, Beta og Elín. We already knew that the sisters Sigga, Beta og Elín would perform in Icelandic, as they didn´t record an English version of their song.

…and a half

Reykjavíkurdætur have decided to change to English, but a fair bit of the English version is still performed in Icelandic. This means that the wildcard, Amarosis, is the only participant to sing entirely in English. Their song was originally written in English, and the Icelandic version was made just for the semi-final.

Iceland will select their Eurovision 2022 representative at the final of Söngvakeppnin 2022. Five songs will compete on March 12th. Two songs qualified from each of the two semi-finals after the public vote and one song was selected to the final as the wild card. Originally Ukraine’s Eurovision 2021 representative Go_A was set to perform in the final, but due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the band is unable to travel to Iceland. Sweden’s Eurovision 2021 representative Tusse will perform in Iceland instead.

Iceland will take part in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. Iceland’s representative will perform on the second half of the show on May 10th.

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