Two songs will be chosen from each semi-final on 8th and 15th February based on the results of public tele-voting. Competition organisers maintain their "wild card" this year that would allow them to re-introduce one act back into the final, if they so choose.
The Grand Final, live from Reykjavík's Laugardalshöll arena on 29th February, will therefore have either four or five competing acts--plus plenty more entertainment, including a performance from Keiino (featured in the short video above).
Keiino finished sixth last year for Norway with their song Spirit in the Sky.
The Grand Final will also be won and lost based on public voting and the show itself promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, in line with the Icelandic competition's growning popularity among Eurovision fans overseas--both streaming online and buying tickets to the event itself.
Under the rules, all songs in the semi-finals must be in Icelandic but finalists decide themselves which language they will sing in in the Netherlands this May if they win.
Four of this year's ten songs will be performed in Icelandic if they make it to the Grand Final, while six will be in English. Those six are presented below withe their Icelandic and English titles.
The acts will perform in this order (five each across the two shows):
Ísold og Helga
Daði og Gagnamagnið
Íva Marín Adrichem