Sigga, Beta and Elín have won Söngvakeppnin 2022 and will represent Iceland at Eurovision 2022 with their song "Með hækkandi sól"!
The final of Söngvakeppnin took place tonight at RVK Studios in Reykavík, hosted by Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jón Jónsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.
A total of five acts performed in tonight’s show in the hopes of winning the ticket to Turin. Four of tonight’s acts qualified from the semi finals whilst the fifth act (Amarosis) was offered a wildcard spot in the final.
Katla, Sigga, Beta and Elín and Stefán Óli chose to keep their songs in Icelandic for the final, whilst Amarosis and Katla sang the English version of their songs. Reykjavíkurdætur sang in a mix of English and Icelandic.
The two acts who received the most overall votes from the juries and televotes combined went on to the second round, with the winner being decided by 100% televote.
- Katla – “Then Again”
- Amarosis – “Don’t You Know”
- Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykavík) – “Turn This Around” – ADVANCED
- Stefán Óli – “Ljósið“
- Sigga, Beta and Elín – “Með hækkandi sól” – ADVANCED
Reigning champion Daði Freyr performed a medly of songs as part of the interval act, as well as Tusse who performed his Eurovision song “Voices”. The opening act saw an Icelandic rendition of “Husavik” from Netflix hit “The Story of Fire Saga”, sung by Eurovision 2003 representative, Birgitta Haukdal.
Sigga, Beta and Elín will perform in the second half of the first semi final on May 10th. Are you happy with Iceland’s choice for Eurovision 2022? Let us know what you think of the song in the comments below!