ICELAND – Iceland’s national broadcaster announced information about Söngvakeppnin through which the country will decide artist and song for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Iceland is seeking yet to win the contest as along with Cyprus and Malta are the three long-term participants with no victory in the contest.
RÚV has planned Söngvakeppnin semi finals for February 8th and 15th while the final will take place on 29th. Submissions are open and will due on October 17th. There will be 10 and not 12 songs in the semi finals.
Submissions are open for Icelandic citizens and residents but invited authors could be foreigners.
Samúel J. Samúelsson remains as music director of the national selection and British choreographer Lee Proud will remain as artistic director.
Along the submissions the nationl broadcaster is seeking established authors (composers and lyricists) to invite them to participate.
Songs will be performed in Icelandic language but the winner can decide in which language the song will be performed on the Eurovision stage.
Two songs fro each semi final will qualify to the final with national broadcaster to hold the right for one extra wildcard. In the semi finals, the audience is the one which decides the qualifiers.
In the final jury and public wil decide the two super finalists which wil compete from scratch for 100% public voting.
The semi finals will take place at Háskólabíói Indoors Arena and the final at Laugardalshöll arena.