Daði Frey the lead singer of the Icelandic act for Eurovision 2021 has confirmed that the groups PCR tests have all come back negative.
The Icelandic representatives at Eurovision 2021 have all tested negative for COVID-19 and are now aiming to return to the Ahoy on Wednesday for the dress rehearsals for Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final two.
Dadi posted on social media saying:
Gagnamagnið all got negative results from the PCR tests. We are still quarantining at the hotel and will get another PCR test on Wednesday. If everybody is healthy we should make it to the dress rehearsal on Wednesday and semi-finals on Thursday! Thank you for all the kind messages!
Iceland and the Polish delegation have now both seen their acts test negative for COVID-19, after positive tests this past weekend in their wider delegation.
Image Source: Andres Putting | Source: Dadi 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