ICELAND – Söngvakeppnin 2019 is the fourteenth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. Ten songs in total will compete in Söngvakeppnin 2019, where the winner will be determined after two semi-finals and a final.
The two semi-finals will take place at the Háskólabíó conference hall in Reykjavík on 9 and 16 February 2019, with five songs competing in each. The final will take place at the Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík on 2 March 2019, where top two songs from each semi-final will compete.
In addition to that, the Icelandic national broadcaster will reserve a right to advance a wildcard act to the final out of the remaining non-qualifying acts from both semi-finals.
RÚV opened a submission period between 20 September 2018 and 22 October 2018 in order for interested parties to submit their entries. The submitted songs were not allowed to exceed three minutes.
Songs have to contain lyrics in Icelandic for the performance in the semi-final, and be performed in the language they are intended to be performed at Eurovision in the final of Söngvakeppnin.