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Söngvakeppnin 3
Söngvakeppnin 3
Dates
Semi-Final 1 9 June 2018
Semi-Final 2 11 June 2018
Second Chance 21 June 2018
Final 28 June 2018
Host
Venue Kaplakrikavöllur, Hafnarfjörður
Presenter(s) Glowie
Broadcaster RÚV
Voting
Entries 14
System 50% Jury, 50% SMS
Winner Flag of Iceland "Find A Way"
Söngvakeppnin
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Söngvakeppnin 3, was the third edition of the Icelandic music competition that selected Iceland's entry for the Europa Song Contest 7. The selection had a final held in Reykjavik. and Blissful won the edition with their song "Find A Way". In the Europa Song Contest 7, it got the XX place in the final with XX points.

Information

On the 6th June 2018 the Head of Delegation of Iceland reported that the country would be taking part in the seventh edition and that the third edition of Söngvakeppnin would take place to select the country's entry. This was officially confirmed by the Icelandic broadcaster.

Presenters

At a press conference in 5 June 2018, Glowie was presented as the main hosts for all four shows of Söngvakeppnin 3. Glowie previously hosted the fifth of the Europa Song Contest.

Competing entries

The fourteen competing artists were announced all at once on a press conference. The official entries will be presented shortly before their semi-finals, respectively.

Artist Song (English Translation) Songwriter(s)
Alda "Heim" (Home) Alda, StopWaitGo, Alma Goodman
Ásgeir "Afterglow" Ásgeir, Thorsteinn Einarsson
Axel Flóvent "Your Ghost" Axel Flóvent
Björk Utopia Hera Björk
Blissful "Find A Way" Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Einar Egilsson, Lester Mendez, Amy Kuney
Emilíana Torrini "Tookah" Emilíana Torrini
Friðrik Dór "Fröken Reykjavík" (Miss Reykjavík) Jónas Árnason, Jón Múli Árnason
Gladius ft. Klara Elias "24 Karat" Gladius, Klara Osk Eliasdottir
Hera "Dararamm" Hera
Kaleo "Vor í Vaglaskógi" (Spring in Vaglaskógur) Jónas Jónasson, Kristiján frá Djúpalæk
Maria Olafs "Hækka í botn" (Raise to the Bottom) Sveinn Rúnar, Valgeir Magnússon
Nova Miller "Turn Up The Fire" Scott Greer, Richard Schultzberg, Niklas Pettersson, Nova Miller
Rok ft. Yohanna "Find a Better Man" Guðni Þór Þorsteinsson
Sylvia Erla "Wolf Call" Sylvia Erla
Thorsteinn Einarsson "Galaxy" Thorsteinn Einarsson, René Podesser, Johannes Herbst, Oliver Pum

Semi-finals

Söngvakeppnin commences with two semi-finals, which determine the four entries that advance directly to the final and the four entries that qualify to the Second Chance round. The running order for the semi-finals are announced shortly before the semi-final.

The semi-final results are based solely on viewer votes. Two rounds of voting take place in each semi-final to determine which entries would advance further and which entries would be eliminated. All seven competing entries in each semi-final participate in the first round of voting where the top five advances to the second round, while the bottom two are eliminated. In the second round of voting, the two entries that occupy the first and second places qualify directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries proceed to the Second Chance round. The fifth placed entry is eliminated. All votes from the second round of voting are added to the votes that each entry received from the first round of voting in order to determine the final outcome.

Semi-final 1

Semi-Final 1 - 9 June 2018
Draw Artist Song Round 1 Round 2 Total Place Result
1 Sylvia Erla "Wolf Call" 596,754 52,184 648,938 4 Second chace
2 Blissful "Find A Way" 743,819 44,537 788,356 2 Final
3 Maria Olafs "Hækka í botn" 468,358 123,634 591,992 5 Out
4 Gladius ft. Klara Elias "24 Karat" 810,352 128,106 938,458 1 Final
5 Alda "Heim" 613,945 57,177 671,122 3 Second chance
6 Friðrik Dór "Fröken Reykjavík" 227,124 227,124 7 Out
7 Kaleo "Vor í Vaglaskógi" 432,315 432,315 6 Out

Semi-final 2

Semi-Final 2 - 11 June 2018
Draw Artist Song Round 1 Round 2 Total Place Result
1 Emilíana Torrini "Tookah" 354,521 61,791 416,312 5 Out
2 Ásgeir "Afterglow" 342,562 288,091 630,653 3 Second chance
3 Axel Flóvent "Your Ghost" 459,465 68,481 527,946 4 Second chance
4 Björk "Utopia" 170,895 170,895 7 Out
5 Rok ft. Yohanna "Find a Better Man" 854,764 207,125 1,061,889 2 Final
6 Hera "Dararamm" 219,215 219,215 6 Out
7 Thorsteinn Einarsson "Galaxy" 829,733 242,642 1,072,375 1 Final

Second Chance round

Second Chance - 21 June 2018
Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
I 1 Sylvia Erla "Wolf Call" 697.351 Final
2 Axel Flóvent "Your Ghost" 139.418 Out
II 1 Alda "Heim" 362.437 Out
2 Ásgeir "Afterglow" 594.532 Final

Final

The Winner was Blissful with the song "Find A Way".

Final - 28 June 2018
Draw Artist Song Jury SMS Points Place
Points Percentage
1 Blissful "Find A Way" 58 62 18.65% 120 1
2 Rok ft. Yohanna "Find a Better Man" 40 60 17.91% 100 4
3 Nova Miller "Turn Up The Fire" 74 38 11.46% 112 3
4 Thorsteinn Einarsson "Galaxy" 40 21 5.98% 61 7
5 Sylvia Erla "Wolf Call" 48 39 11.71% 87 5
6 Gladius ft. Klara Elias "24 Karat" 42 71 21.11% 113 2
7 Ásgeir "Afterglow" 36 45 13.6% 81 6
Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song Flag of Andorra Flag of Australia Flag of Estonia Flag of Germany Flag of Iceland Flag of Latvia Flag of Norway Flag of San Marino Total
1 "Find A Way" 12 8 4 10 8 8 8 58
2 "Find a Better Man" 4 6 12 10 4 4 40
3 "Turn Up The Fire" 10 10 8 2 12 10 12 10 74
4 "Galaxy" 12 12 4 2 6 4 40
5 "Wolf Call" 8 2 10 8 4 10 6 48
6 "24 Karat" 2 4 6 12 6 12 42
7 "Afterglow" 6 6 2 6 8 2 2 2 36

See also

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