The Icelandic national broadcaster, RUV,  released to the pubic the names of the 12 acts that will compete at the forthcoming Icelandic 2015 Eurovision national selection- Söngvakeppnin 2015,  to win the first place that leads  to Vienna and the next Eurovision Song Contest.

After a press conference in Reykjavik ,RUV  revealed the names of the 12 Söngvakeppnin 2015 candidates along with the titles of their entries. The 12 candidates were chosen from a total of 258 songs, and one can see artists of all ages. The younger one is 16 years old.

The national selection will be held in 3 phases , two semi finals that will be held on 31 January and 7 February and one grand final that will be held on 14 February at the Haskolabio venue in Reykjavik. The 12 names to compete for the golden ticket are:

1.Regína Ósk – Aldrei of seint

music: María Björk Sverrisdóttir, Marcus Frenell and Sarah Reeve

lyrics: María Björk Sverrisdóttir and Regína Ósk Óskarsdóttir

2.Stefanía Svavarsdóttir –  Augnablik

music and lyrics: Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson

3.Bjarni Lárus Hall – Brotið gler

song and lyrics: Axel Árnason and Bjarni Lárus Hall

4.SUNDAY – Fjaðrir

song and lyrics: Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir and Guðfinnur Sveinsson
artists: Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir, Guðfinnur Sveinsson, Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson and Helga Kristín Ingólfsdóttir

5.CADEM – Fyrir alla

music: Daníel Óliver Sveinsson and Jimmy Åkerfors
lyrics: Daníel Óliver Sveinsson and Einar Ágúst Víðisson
artists: Daníel Óliver ásamt Emelie Schytz and Caroline Waldemarsson

6.Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir Í kvöld

song and lyrics: Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir

7.Friðrik Dór – Í síðasta skipti

music: Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson and Sæþór Kristjánsson
lyrics: Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Sæþór Kristjánsson and Friðrik Dór Jónsson

8.María Ólafsdóttir  – Lítil skref

song and lyrics: Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson and Sæþór Kristjánsson

9.Haukur Heiðar Hauksson – Milljón augnablik

music: Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson
lyrics: Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Haukur Heiðar Hauksson

10.Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir Myrkrið hljótt

song: Arnar Ástráðsson
lyrics: Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir

11.Björn and friends – Piltur og stúlka

song and lyrics: Björn Þór Sigbjörnsson, Tómas Hermannsson and Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson
artists: Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson, Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir, Hafrún Kolbeinsdóttir and Pétur Örn Guðmundsson

12.HINEMOA – Þú leitar líka að mér

music: Ásta Björg Björgvinsdóttir
lyrics: Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir
artists: Ásta Björg Björgvinsdóttir, Rakel Pálsdóttir, Sindri Magnússon, Kristófer Nökkvi Sigurðarson, Gísli Páll Karlsson and Regína Lilja Magnúsdóttir

The group Pollapönk was last year the winner of the  Icelandic selection. It represented Iceland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen achieving a 15th placing in the final with their entry No Prejudice.