Premier tonight for the Icelandic Eurovision 2o18 national selection , Söngvakeppnin, with the first semi final been aired live right from the Háskólabíó conference hall in the capital city of Reykjavík. Söngvakeppnin 2018 consists of 2 semi finals and one final to be held on March 3 .

A total of 12 acts participate in the country’s national selection. Six of them  competed in tonight’s semi final while the rest six will compete in the 2nd semi final. Today’s contestants were:

  1. Þórunn Antonía – Ég mun skína

2.Tómas Helgi Wehmeier & Sólborg Guðbrandsdóttir – Ég og þú

3.Ari Ólafsson – Heim

4. Heimilistónar – Kúst og fæjó

5.Fókus hópurinn – Aldrei gefast upp

6.Þórir Geir Guðmundsson & Gyða Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – Brosa

From this 6 contestants only 3  qualified to the final. The 3 spots were determined exclusively by a public voting . Therefore, the three first finalists are:

Let us remind you that the entries have been released in two languages, Icelandic and English. In the semi final round the acts have to perform their songs only in Icelandic, while in the final the language in which they’ll choose to perform on the Eurovision stage, in case of winning the national final.

Next week the 2nd semi final will take place and another set of six contestants will compete for the remaining 3 spots of the Grand final.