Daði og Gagnamagnið will represent Iceland at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Daði Freyr has confirmed on Twitter that he will be back for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest alongside Gagnamagnið. The group was set to represent the country at this year’s contest with their song “Think About Things”, which has since gone viral.
The group had been the favourites to win the competition winning a number of nations votes during what would have been the build-up to the contest, as well as topping the betting odds.
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
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021
The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on the 18th, 20th and 22nd of May, following the cancellation of the 2020 contest due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
To date the following artists have been confirmed as competing in the contest:
- Australia – Montaigne
- Austria – Vincent Bueno
- Azerbaijan – Samira Efendi
- Belgium – Hooverphonic
- Bulgaria – Victoria
- Czech Republic – Benny Cristo
- Georgia – Tornika Kipiani
- Greece – Stefania
- Iceland – Daði og Gagnamagnið
- Israel – Eden Alene
- Latvia – Samanta Tina
- Malta – Destiny Chukunyere
- Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
- Romania – Roxen
- San Marino – Senhit
- Slovenia – Ana Soklic
- Spain – Blas Cantó
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears
- Ukraine – Go_A
While the following nations have confirmed their participation:
Source: Dadi Freyr / Image source: RUV
Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and, aside from 2 years of relegation in 1998 and 2002, has participated every year since. The contest is incredibly popular in Iceland, regularly being one of the most watched programmes of the year. Iceland has yet to win the contest but has finished in 2nd on two occasions. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points, and in 2009 Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”. She scored 218 points, yet still finished 169 points behind the runaway winner Norway.