Ari Ólafsson has won Söngvakeppnin 2018 and will represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. His song Our Choice made it to a second round of voting, placing second with 35,861 points. The song managed to win the super final from Í stormi by Dagur Sigurðsson.
I didn’t expect this winner at all. All the songs from Söngvakeppnin this year were decent, but not outstanding. None of the songs had the quality of winning the entire Eurovision Song Contest. Our Choice is a sweet song but very outdated as well. The song isn’t bad at all, but it will completely disappear at Eurovision because other songs are just way better. His vocals were nice as well, but the song is just a plain ballad and there’s not a lot that can make it better. I hope the performance will at least be interesting with sublte lighting. He really has to get rid of the band, because the song performance should be about him and the song. Nothing else on stage. But even a great performance won’t be enough to make the song qualify to the final, in my opinion. 4/10