Iceland: Listen to the Söngvakeppnin 2016 songs

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:

  1. Sigga EyrúnKreisí (Crazy)
  2. Helgi Valur ÁsgeirssonÓvær (Uneasy)
  3. Erna Mist & Magnús ThorlaciusÓtöluðorð (Unspoken words)
  4. Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir & Hjörtur TraustasonHugurminner (My mind is)
  5. Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri SigurðarsonSpring yfirheiminn (All over the world)
  6. Alda Dís ArnardóttirAugnablik (One Moment)
  7. Karlotta SigurðardóttirÓstöðvandi (Unstoppable)
  8. Ingólfur ÞórarinssonFátækurnámsmaður (A broke student)
  9. Elísabet OrmslevÁ ný (Again)
  10. Greta Salome StefánsdóttirRaddirnar (The Voices)
  11. Sigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir & Jóhanna Vala HöskuldsdóttirÉgséþig (I see you)
  12. Pálmi GunnarssonÉgleiðiþigheim (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.