Daði Freyr has told NME that he will create 11 demos before deciding which song he will represent Iceland with at Eurovision 2021.
Speaking to NME Daði Freyr has spoken about how he is preparing for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. He explained to the publication that he is currently trying to work on the song that he will represent Iceland with:
I’m making around 11 rough demos and ideas, then I’ll pick one and focus on that.
Daði went on to talk about his plans for next year:
I want to release an EP somewhere around Eurovision, but I’m not going to promise anything because I have to go on tour and do a bunch of stuff for Eurovision. Competing in Eurovision is so much more than just writing the song and doing the performance.
Daði Freyr will represent Iceland at Eurovision 2021 alongside Gagnamagnið, having originally won the Icelandic selection for Eurovision 2020. He was internally selected by the Icelandic broadcaster who have allowed the singer to select his song for next years contest without a televised selection.
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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.