Daði og Gagnamagnið will pose for 15 seconds at the end of their Eurovision performance.
During Iceland’s meet and greet this afternoon, Daði og Gagnamagnið revealed that the reason why they included the 15-second long pause whilst posing.
🇮🇸 The decision to include a 15 second long pause whilst posing at the end of their performance was made because 10 Years is 2 minutes and 45 seconds long but Daði og Gagnamagnið wanted to be on stage for a full 3 minutes! #Eurovision
— Eurovoix Note (@EurovoixNote) May 10, 2021
The group took to the stage for their first rehearsal this afternoon. Find out more about how it went here.
Who are 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”.
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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.