Spotlight on: Iceland

May 20, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Daði og Gagnamagnið (Daði Freyr Pétursson)

Date of Birth: 30 June 1992

Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: 10 Years

Composer: Daði Freyr Pétursson

Producer: Daði Freyr Pétursson

Eurovision Result: 4th Place

Daði is an Icelandic musician who was born in Reykjavík but grew up in Denmark until the age of nine, then his family moved to Iceland and settled in the Southern Region, first in Laugaland and later in Ásahreppur. Daði graduated from Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurlands (Sudurland College) in 2012 and received a BA in Music Management and Audio Production in Berlin in 2017.

He was due to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Think About Things”, before the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is set to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “10 Years”

Song Lyrics

We’ve been together for a decade now
Still everyday I’m lovin’ you more
If I could do it all again
I’d probably do it all the same as before
I don’t wanna know what would’ve happened if I never had had your love
I didn’t become myself before I met you
I don’t wanna know what would’ve happened if I never had felt your love
Everything about you I like

We started out so fast
Now we can take it slower
Love takes some timе
Takes a little time, so takе a little time
As it ages like wine

How does it keep getting better?
Everyday our love finds a new way to grow
The time we spend together
Hmm, simply feels good
We got a good thing going

And just when I thought that my heart was full
I found places that I never explored
You’re so fascinating
And I can’t remember the last time I was bored
I don’t wanna know what would’ve happened if I never had had your love
I didn’t become myself before I met you
I don’t wanna know what would’ve happened if I never had felt your love
Everything about you I like

How does it keep getting better?
Everyday our love finds a new way to grow (Finds a new way to grow)
The time we spend together
Hmm, feels good

How does it keep getting better?
Every day our love finds a new way to grow
The time we spend together
Hmm, simply feels good
We got a good thing going

Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1986

Appearances: 32

Finals: 25

Best Result: 2nd (1999, 2009)

Top 10:

1990 – Stjórnin – Eitt lag enn, 4th Place

1992 – Heart 2 Heart – Nei eða já, 7th Place

1999 – Selma – All Out Of Luck, 2nd Place

2003 – Birgitta – Open Your Heart, 8th Place

2009 – Yohanna – Is It True?, 2nd Place

2019 – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra, 10th Place

Is Iceland your winner this year? Which song from Iceland is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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