The Icelandic national broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) has announced today that the country’s representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be determined in their music competition – Söngvakeppni 2015. The concept of the national selection will include two semi-finals and a final show, in which the jury and the audience will decide who will represent Iceland in Vienna next May.
In total, 258 new songs have been submitted for next year’s Söngvakeppni, which is slightly less than in 2014, when 297 songs were received. Twelve of those songs have been selected to compete in two heats, which will be on 31st January and 7th February, respectively. The final show will be broadcast on 14th February from the Háskólabíó Hall in Reykjavík.
The names of the composers and artists will be revealed in due course.
Iceland has never won the contest, but has come second in 2009 with the song Is It True sung by Jóhanna.