Icelandic songs unveiled for 2018 Söngvakeppnin 2018

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV is hoping to break a string of poor results at Eurovision in 2018.

After three successive songs missed the grand final, this year hopes rest on whichever one of twelve songs get the golden ticket to Lisbon.

Six songs take part in each of two semi-finals, held on February 10 and 17. The three songs that earn the most phone-in votes in each semi-final will then compete in the final at Laugardalshöll on March 3. RÚV also has the right to select a wild card entry for the finals … just in case their favoured entry fails to make the cut.

And here’s another fun fact: As of 2017, Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

Icelandic contenders

Here are the songs, with links to a preview of each