Icelandic broadcaster RUV will broadcast the semifinals of Eurovision 2021 with English Language commentary.
Icelandic broadcaster RUV is set to broadcast both Semi-Finals of the Eurovision 2021 with English Language commentary on RUV 2. The English language commentator will be Alex Elliott, who works for the Icelandic broadcaster on its English language news content.
This is the second time that the Icelandic broadcaster has provided English language commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest. The first time was in 2019 when Hatari represented Iceland in Tel Aviv.
This is in addition to the regular broadcast of the Eurovision semifinals on RUV 1 with Icelandic language commentary provided by Gísli Marteinn Baldursson. It is still not yet known if RUV will broadcast the final of Eurovision 2021 with English language commentary.
Who is Daði & Gagnamagnið?
Daði & Gagnamagnið will be representing Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “10 Years”. The group had a worldwide hit last year with their entry for the canceled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest “Think About Things”.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / Thule Photo| 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.