Icelandic broadcaster RUV has released the audio of the twelve songs that will compete in the annual Songvakeppnin national selection that will decide Iceland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Check them out here at ESC Daily.
All the songs have been published on the website of broadcaster RÚV, but you can also listen to them by clicking on the song title:
- Sigga Eyrún – Kreisí (Crazy)
- Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson – Óvær (Uneasy)
- Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius – Ótöluðorð (Unspoken words)
- Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur Traustason – Hugurminner (My mind is)
- Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson – Spring yfirheiminn (All over the world)
- Alda Dís Arnardóttir – Augnablik (One Moment)
- Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – Óstöðvandi (Unstoppable)
- Ingólfur Þórarinsson – Fátækurnámsmaður (A broke student)
- Elísabet Ormslev – Á ný (Again)
- Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir – Raddirnar (The Voices)
- Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir & Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdóttir – Égséþig (I see you)
- Pálmi Gunnarsson – Égleiðiþigheim (I lead you home)
The best known of these artists is of course Greta Salome, who previously represented Iceland at Eurovision in Baku in 2012 with the song “Never Forget”. During the semifinal stages of the competition, the finalists will be selected using a 100% televoting method, whereas in the grand final there will be a professional jury who will make up 50% of the votes with the other 50% coming from televoting. The songs are not yet publicly available to listen to but should be released early next year.