RÚV has now confirmed Iceland’s participation in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Sweden in May 2024!
Along with the news, the broadcaster confirmed that the Icelandic qualifier Söngvakeppnin will be back for a 2024 edition, to be held in February and March. The winner of Söngvakeppnin will go on to represent Iceland at the Contest in Sweden.
The format will be identical to previous years, with 10 songs chosen to compete in two Semi Finals, leading to a Grand Final.
The submission windows opened today, and song writers and artists have until Sunday 10th September to register their songs with RÚV.
While everyone has the opportunity to submit songs in all genres of music, the broadcaster retains the right to reach out to experienced and popular songwriters. A special selection committee made up of representatives of FTT, FÍH and RÚV will make the final decision on which 10 songs go to the live Söngvakeppnin shows.
Iceland narrowly missed a spot in the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final in Liverpool. Diljá Pétursdóttir represented her country with the song Power, coming 11th place in Semi Final 2.