The ten songs that will compete to become Iceland’s 2023 Eurovision submission have been released by Iceland’s National Broadcaster RÚV. The songs will compete for the privilege to represent Iceland in Liverpool this May in the 67th edition of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The songs will first have to make it through one of two Icelandic semi-finals, on February 18 or February 25, and the final held on March 4.
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The submissions are diverse as usual, ranging from powerful ballads to catchy electro-dance tunes and even a rock and roll-inspired number. All of the songs can be heard on a Spotify playlist featuring both the Icelandic- and English-language versions of each song. Söngvakeppnin, the Icelandic Eurovision pre-competition, requires all submissions to be sung in Icelandic, but many of the artists write an English version as well, intended for the international audience and potential Eurovision performance.