Iceland will celebrate 30 years of participating in Eurovision next year and so will naturally be looking for a decent result in Stockholm. Some rules regarding the upcoming Icelandic national selection have been released. 12 artists in total will participate where six will qualify, plus one wildcard, meaning seven acts will battle it out in the final for the Icelandic ticket. Söngvakeppni will take place on the following days:
Semi Final 1 – February 6
Semi Final 2 – February 13
Final – February 20
All songs must be sung in Icelandic during the semi finals, although acts can perform English or bilingual versions of their entries in the final.