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Yesterday, the Icelandic broadcaster RUV released
the 12 songs that will participate in this years national selection,  Söngvakeppnin 2016.

This year, Söngvakeppnin, is consist of 2 semi-finals (6th and 13th of February) and 1 Final show (20th of February). In every semi-final will participate six songs. Three songs of every semi-final will qualify for the final, and one, from those which did not qualify, will take a wild-card for the Final (7 songs).

All twelve songs have Icelandic lyrics. This is the version we are going to hear on the 2 semi-finals, but the seven songs that will qualify for the Final,  must be performed in their intended language for Stockholm.

The 12 acts of Söngvakeppnin 2016 are:

  • Ég sé þigSigríður Eir Zophoniasardóttir og Jóhanna Vala Höskuldsdótti

  • Fátækur námsmaðurIngólfur Þórarinsson

  • Hugur minn erErna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir og Hjörtur Traustason

  • KreisíSigga Eyrún

  • ÓstöðvandiKarlotta Sigurðardóttir

  • RaddirnarGreta Salome Stefánsdóttir

  • AugnablikAlda Dís Arnardóttir

  • Á nýElísabet Ormslev

  • Ég leiði þig heimPálmi Gunnarsson

  • Ótöluð orðErna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius

  • ÓværHelgi Valur Ásgeirsson

  • Spring yfir heiminnÞórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson

The first six songs will take part in the first semi-final, and the rest in the second one.

Through the participants we can distinguish Greta Salome Stefánsdóttir name. She participated in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2012 in Baku, with Jonsi and the song “Never forget” (20th place – 46 points in the Grand Final).

In 2015, Iceland participated in ESC with Maria Olafs and her song Unbroken (15th place in the semi-final).