Long queues in Iceland for Eurovision submissions

An Icelandic media outlet saw an extensive lines last week as hundreds showed up to submit entries for the country’s 2013 Eurovision song selection.

After the midnight deadline was reached on Monday (15 October), Reykjavik-based broadcaster RÚV said that it had received 240 total entries for Iceland’s Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins.

Expectations remain high that the North Atlantic nation will win the 2013 Eurovision competition in Malmö, Sweden, as Iceland has made the finals for five consecutive years running. Last year in Baku, Icelanders Greta Salóme & Jónsi managed ranked 20th in the Grand Final.

Eurovision officials said via the competition’s website that they are now in the process of reviewing submissions and will select several entries that will go on to compete in a series of heats early next year.

However, this year’s heat round will reportedly differ from previous years; five entries will be selected for each heat before a total of seven submissions move on to the final round on 9 February.

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