Austria, Moldova, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Estonia will also join Iceland in the first half of the second semi-final. After the commercial break, there will be performances from Denmark, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Finland, Armenia, Latvia, Georgia, Portugal, and Albania. The order of the acts is not yet confirmed.
Felix Bergsson, Iceland’s head of delegation to Eurovision, says he is very pleased the country will be in the second show. In eight of the past ten years, Iceland has been drawn in the first semi-final.
“I am very happy, this is a tough group and it’ll be fun to see how it stacks up. We are with Denmark, Finland, and Estonia, which are good friends of ours. The Portuguese are always fun, and the Swiss as well,” Felix says.
He would, however, have preferred to be in the second half of the show: “We are a little bit unlucky to be in the first half. That means we need to go over there two days earlier than otherwise. But other than that, it’s just very positive!”
Eurovision will take place this year in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 12th, 14th, and 16th May.
Iceland will hold its selection competition to decide which song to send, with semi-finals on 8th and 15th February, and the Grand Final on 29th February.
Tickets are already on sale, and all shows will of course be live on RÚV, including English-language commentary from Rotterdam this May.