Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið with “Think About Things” to Rotterdam!
Iceland held tonight the final show of its Eurovision 2020 national selection, Songvakeppnin 2020, in order to determine who will represent the country in Rotterdam next May . The golden ticket won Daði & Gagnamagnið and the entry “Think About Things”
After two semi final rounds that saw two acts qualify from each semi final and one wildcard added, today’s final show saw 5 competing entries battle for the golden ticket to Rotterdam. The show featured as guests last year’s representatives, the group Hatari and Norway’s Eurovision 2019 acts , KEiiNo.
The five Icelandic national finalists that will take the stage this evening are :
- Ísold & Helga – Meet Me Halfway
- Daði Freyr – Think About Things
- Nína – Echo
- Iva – Oculis Videre
- DIMMA – Almyrkvi
The acts had the right to keep the Icelandic lyrics , which were compulsory in the semi finals, or perfrom in English. Eventually only two of them remain in Icelandic. Once the performances are completed, the public and jury vote determined which two were to qualify to a Superfinal round, during which the two acts performed their entries and after the public determined exclusively the final winner and the next Icelandic Eurovision representative.
The two act that qualified to the superfinal round were:
Eventually the public voting crowned winner of the Icelandinc nationa final Daði & Gagnamagnið with the entry Think About Things that will represent Iceland at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.
A Few words about Dadi Freyr
Dadi Freyr is no stranger to the Icelandic national finals , as he had participated in Songvakkepnin 2017, when he finished 2nd. This year’s entry is 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 national final and is made up by his wife on the backing vocals, two friends on the bass and drums while his sister and one more friend complete the team.
Listen to the winning entry of Songvakeppnin 2020 entitled “Think About Things” that will represent Iceland in Rotterdam: