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Söngvakeppnin 4
Söngvakeppnin 4
Dates
Semi-final 1 5 August 2018
Semi-final 1 12 August 2018
Final 16 August 2018
Super Final 16 August 2018
Host
Venue Kaplakrikavöllur, Hafnarfjörður
Presenter(s) Klara Elias
Thorsteinn Einarsson
Broadcaster RÚV
Voting
Entries 10
System 50% Jury, 50% SMS
Winner Flag of Iceland "Water"
Söngvakeppnin
◄ 3 Eurovision Heart

Söngvakeppnin 4, was the fourth edition of the Icelandic music competition that selected Iceland's entry for the Europa Song Contest 8. The selection had a final held in Reykjavik. and Hildur won the edition with her song "Water". In the Europa Song Contest 8, it got the XX place in the final with XX points.

Information

On the 12 July 2018 the Head of Delegation of Iceland reported that the country would be taking part in the eighth edition and that the fourth 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 28 July 2018, Greta Salóme was presented as the main hosts for all three shows of Söngvakeppnin 3. Greta Salóme previously hosted the seventh edition 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 Songwriter(s)
Agent Fresco "See Hell" Arnór Dan Arnarson, Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson
Aron Can "Aldrei Heim" Jón Bjarni Þórðarson
Attan "Here For You" Egill Ploder Ottósson, Nökkvi Fjalar Orrason
BRÍET "In Too Deep" Sæþór Kristjánsson, BRIET, Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson
DAVID44 "Talk" David Olafsson
Glowie "Old Day" Sara Pétursdóttir
Hildur "Water" Hildur
Kaleo "Broken Bones" Jökull Júlíusson, Rubin Pollock
Ólafur ft. Nanna Hilmarsdóttir "Particles" Ólafur Arnalds
Sylvia Erla "Ægisíða" Sylvia Erla

Semi-finals

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

Semi-final 1

The Qualifiers from this semi final were Kaleo with the song "Broken Bones" and BRÍET with the song "In Too Deep".

Semi-final 1 - 5 August 2018
Draw Artist Song Jury SMS Points Place Result
Points Percentage
1 Agent Fresco "See Hell" 22 15 9.21% 37 5 Eliminated
2 Kaleo "Broken Bones" 16 45 26.88% 61 2 Advanced
3 Attan "Here For You" 26 26 15.35% 52 4 Eliminated
4 BRÍET "In Too Deep" 60 68 40.11% 128 1 Advanced
5 Ólafur ft. Nanna Hilmarsdóttir "Particles" 46 14 8.45% 60 3 Eliminated
Detailed Jury Votes
Draw Song National Jury Total International
Jury
Overall
Birgir Gladius Svala Flag of Andorra Flag of Australia Flag of Ukraine
1 "See Hell" 10 2 4 16 2 0 4 22
2 "Broken Bones" 0 0 2 2 10 2 2 16
3 "Here For You" 4 12 0 18 0 10 0 26
4 "In Too Deep" 12 10 10 32 4 12 12 60
5 "Particles" 2 4 12 20 12 4 10 46

Semi-final 2

The Qualifiers from this semi-final were Hildur with the song "Water", DAVID44 with the song "Talk" and Sylvia Erla which won the wildcard and qualify to the final with the song "Ægisíða".

Semi-final 2 - 12 August 2018
Draw Artist Song Jury SMS Points Place Result
Points Percentage
1 Hildur "Water" 62 51 30.51% 113 1 Advanced
2 Sylvia Erla "Ægisíða" 34 29 17.12% 63 4 Wildcard
3 DAVID44 "Talk 20 53 31.74% 73 2 Advanced
4 Aron Can "Aldrei Heim" 12 7 4.22% 19 5 Eliminated
5 Glowie "Old Day" 42 27 16.41% 69 3 Eliminated
Detailed Jury Votes
Draw Song National Jury Total International
Jury
Overall
Birgir Gladius Svala Flag of Andorra Flag of Australia Flag of Ukraine
1 "Water" 12 10 12 34 4 12 12 62
2 "Ægisíða" 0 4 10 14 10 0 10 34
3 "Talk" 10 2 2 14 0 2 4 20
4 "Aldrei Heim" 4 0 0 4 2 4 2 12
5 "Old Day" 2 12 4 20 12 10 0 42

Final

The Qualifiers for the Superfinal were BRÍET with the song "In Too Deep" and Hildur with "Water".

Final - 14 August 2018
Draw Artist Song Jury SMS Points Place Result
Points Percentage
1 BRÍET "In Too Deep" 108 115 32.21% 223 1 Superfinal
2 DAVID44 "Talk" 42 40 11.29% 82 5 Eliminated
3 Hildur "Water" 94 109 30.71% 203 2 Superfinal
4 Kaleo "Broken Bones" 50 65 18.35% 115 3 Eliminated
5 Sylvia Erla "Ægisíða" 64 25 7.14% 89 4 Eliminated
Superfinal - 16 August 2018
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 BRÍET "In Too Deep" 941.200 (47.1%) 2
2 Hildur "Water" 1.058.800 (52.9%) 1
Detailed Jury Votes
Draw Song National Jury Total International Jury Overall
Birgir Gladius Elias Salóme Svala Flag of Andorra Flag of Australia Flag of Lithuania Flag of Turkey Flag of Ukraine
1 "In Too Deep" 12 12 10 10 12 56 10 12 12 8 10 108
2 "Talk" 10 8 2 4 2 26 2 4 4 2 4 42
3 "Water" 8 2 8 12 10 38 12 10 10 12 12 94
4 "Broken Bones" 2 4 4 8 8 26 8 2 8 4 2 50
5 "Ægisíða" 4 10 12 2 4 32 4 8 2 10 8 6

See also

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