Iceland is serving us their Eurovision 2021 entry 10 Years! Their entry was revealed on the show Straumar, and now we are all going to hope the best for Iceland in May when they’ll perform in Rotterdam. It’ll be super interesting to see what staging they are going to bring!
Who creates the costumes?
The father of Daði Freyr’s partner Árný is the creator of Gagnamagnið’s props and instruments, it has been revealed. Ásmund Lárusson, father of Árný and farmer in Norðurgarður, is the man that creates all of the weird and wonderful instruments and props that Gagnamagnið are famous for.
Daði & Gagnamagnið´s Eurovision journey
From competing in Söngvakeppnin in 2017 to winning everyone’s hearts in 2020, it began with Daði & Gagnamagnið wanting to try and reach out to the Icelandic public, showing that different creative ways to do music exist. In 2017 they competed in the Icelandic Eurovision selection with the song Is This Love? and came 2nd in the final.
2020 was a lot different for Daði & Gagnamagnið because they had the mindset that they really wanted to stand out and win Söngvakeppnin 2020. They quickly became huge favourites, not only among the Icelandic public, but also were a huge viral hit in Europe. There was no question that they were the right choice for Iceland and they won with their song Think About Things and were among bookies and fan favourites to win Eurovision.
In the end, they didn’t get to perform on the Eurovision stage and show what they wanted to bring due to the pandemic. We can only hope for the best and that they’ll bring something great to Rotterdam in May!
Iceland in Eurovision
Iceland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 32 times since its debut in 1986, missing only two contests since then, in 1998 and 2002, when prevented from competing due to finishing outside qualification places the preceding years. The country’s best result is two second-place finishes, with Selma in 1999 and Yohanna in 2009.
Iceland has achieved a total of six top ten placements, with the others being Stjórnin finishing 4th on 1990, Heart 2 Heart placed on 7th place in 1992, Birgitta placed on 8th in 2003 and Hatari placed on 10th on the scoreboard in 2019. Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Iceland has failed to qualify for the final seven times, including four years consecutively 2015-18. As of 2019, Iceland is the only Nordic country that is yet to win the contest.
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