Tonight saw the second semi final of Söngvakeppnin 2023 take place in Iceland. Sigga Ózk with “Gleyma þér og dansa” and Langi Seli og skuggarnir with “OK” qualified directly to the final on March 4th, where they will join BRAGI and Diljá, who qualified from the first semifinal last Saturday. These four acts will be joined by Celebs who was given the wildcard, and will complete the final line-up with “DómsdagsDans”.
The second semifinal
The five songs competing in tonight’s semi were
- Betri maður – Úlfar
- Óbyggðir – Kristín Sesselja
- OK – Langi Seli og skuggarnir
- Ég styð þína braut – Silja Rós og Kjalar
- Gleyma þér og dansa – Sigga Ózk
As always in the semifinals, all the artists were required to perform the Icelandic version of their song. When we reach the final on March 4th the four direct qualifiers and possible wildcard will perform the version they intend to take to the Eurovision stage should they win Söngvakeppnin. Both of tonight’s qualifiers have both an Icelandic and English version, so we don’t yet know which language they will select for the final.
In the past few years RÚV has given us great interval and opening acts, both in the semifinals and in the grand final. Previously we have seen artists like Högni, Greta Salóme and impressive line-ups of former participants. Tonight the opening act was Sigga Gisla, who performed the Icelandic party classic “Sísí fríkar út”. During the voting and while we waited for the results one of our hosts, singer Unnstein Manuel, gave us his version of “Tell Me”, Iceland’s 2000 entry.
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