Daði Freyr has revealed that his entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is titled “10 Years”.
Daði og Gagnamagnið will be performing “10 Years” for Iceland at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Daði made the announcement this morning and released the link for fans to presave the song on streaming platforms when it is released. Earlier this month the music video for the song was filmed in Iceland.
Speaking to the Icelandic broadcaster Daði spoke about the meaning of the song. The song is about Árný Fjóla who he has been with for ten years and has a child, he explains:
The song is about the fact that Árný and I have been together for ten years. How our love has strengthened with time. The ‘record cover’ is a picture of the face on Árný’s jumper, just as Think About Things was with my face. This is something of a direct follow-on from Think About Things, this song.
Now I can’t wait to see the reaction to the song. I’ve put everything into it and hope it reaches to people. I’m not joking with this at least.
— Daði Freyr 🥑 (@dadimakesmusic) February 24, 2021
In the lead up to the song reveal, RÚV will broadcast a two-part documentary about Daði Freyr and Gagnamagnið on February 27 and March 6. It will cover the group’s second place finish in Söngvakeppnin 2017 with “Is This Love?” and the success of “Think About Things” around the world.
Image Source: RÚV | Source: Daði Freyr
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.