Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið the country’s hopefuls at Eurovision 2021
The Icelandic Eurovision 2020 hopefuls, Daði & Gagnamagnið will be back to Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam.
One more ESC 2020 act will be returning in Eurovision 2021, as Daði Freyr confirmed today via his official twitter account that he will be representing Iceland at Eurovision 2021 along with Gagnamagnið.
⁰I’m coming back next year and Gagnamagnið is joining me!
So I guess I’m writing another Eurovision song.
Also closing the Think About Things chapter of my life with some remixes released today:https://t.co/SZ6X8IY1ub
Thank you for all the support! pic.twitter.com/ovbxqCjfTp
— Daði Freyr (@dadimakesmusic) October 23, 2020
Daði & Gagnamagnið won the Icelandic national final and were set to represent the nation with their entry “Think About Things” which was the bookies’ favorite to win the trophy. The covid-19 outbreak came up, the contest was cancelled but the Icelandic entry went viral across the continent topping several polls and voting of the alternative Eurovision shows that followed.
About Dadi Freyr
Dadi Freyr is no stranger to the Eurovision world and the Icelandic national finals , as he had participated in Songvakkepnin 2017, when he finished 2nd. This year’s entry was dedicated to his young daughter, aged only 10 months as he would like to know how she “Thinks about things” . The band was formed exclusively for the ESC 2020 national final and is made up by his wife behind the vocals, two friends on the bass and drums while his sister and one more friend complete the team.
THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR
Iceland, which participated for the first time in Eurovision in 1986, has missed out only two editions of the contest, in 1998 and 2002, due to low positions that the Icelandic entries received. It is the only country from the Scandinavian ones that has not scored a victory yet, despite its best results in 1999 with Selma and in 2009 with Yohana, when the country finished in the 2nd place
In 2018 Iceland last year was represented by Ari Ólafsson and his entry Our Choice. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to the grand final which was the consecutive fourth time the country failed to qualify. In 2019 the Söngvakeppnin winner, the group Hatari flew the flag in Tel Aviv and performed on stage Hatrið mun sigra, which qualified to the final where it came 10th with 232 points.
In 2020 Daði og Gagnamagnið a band formed exclusively for Eurovision, won the national final with the entry Thinks about things . Unfortunately their Eurovision journey didn’t reach Rotterdam due to the covid-19 outbreak which led to the cancellation of this year’s contest.