Daði Pétursson and his band Gagnamagnið will compete in the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 on Saturday with their song “Gagnamagnið” or “Think about things” as it is titled in English. And now the band has released the music video.

The video drop was somewhat of a surprise for everyone but count on Daði and Gagnamagnið to keep us on our toes one way or the other. The singer and his band appear at a traditional family gathering and perform their song in the most non-traditional way.

Wearing oversized green sweaters emblazoned with their own faces, they attempt to shake their assets — much to the shock of some of the mature women in the room. Their synchronised hip sways are at once geeky but also hilariously cool. If those dance moves appear on stage in Háskólabíó, they may well start a national trend!

The video was created by the Andvari production company: director Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir and cinematographer Birta Rán Björgvinsdóttir.

It is clear that Daði and co had a blast making the video. From their head bobs to their coordinated foot wiggles, they move as one. And while their expressions are deliberately muted, they’re very clearly concealing a whole lot of laughs and joy.

The running order for Saturday’s semi-final two:

  1. Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Gagnamagnið/Think about things”
  2. Hildur Vala – “Fellibylur”
  3. IVA – “Oculis Videre”
  4. Nína – “Ekkó/Echo”
  5. Matti Matt – “Dreyma”

Do you think that their quirky dance moves give the song extra life? Do you hope that they keep this fire alive when they the stage this weekend? Let us know in the comments down below!

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HBau
HBau
9 months ago

I don’t want to live in a world where I can’t vote for this at Eurovision. Do the right thing, Iceland!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago

Great video concept. Using your awkwardness to your advantage, sure, I get it. The song is a bit throwaway though, that’s my only worry. But good luck in the competition.

Edu
Edu
9 months ago

Love it, last time he rocked and deserved. Now he deserves again. Don’t doubt and send him to Rotterdam! 🙂
Go Iceland <3

Anita
Anita
9 months ago

I love, that they make fun of the cheesy lyrics 😉

Ffs
Ffs
9 months ago

Love the song but can’t stand looking at them . Trying too hard to be even creepier that they already are

mr 305 # dale
mr 305 # dale
9 months ago

he’s the guy who wanted to boycott in israel right

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  mr 305 # dale

That’s the only thing about him I don’t care for

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

I need this in Rotterdam so much.
Excellent video. Not what I was expecting. They still dance like I do.

ESCNils
ESCNils
9 months ago

I just don’t know what people find mature in something like this, I’ll never know. I hope the Icelanders will choose with their hearts and make Iva win. If not, crash in the Semi!

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

I have to admit: I love Oculis Videre, but this is also kind of a bop. Imagine both this and the Roop in Rotterdam! Their dance moves are about the same.

Bobby Crush
Bobby Crush
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Like, the complete dream scenario would be this, The Roop, and Rein from Norway. Amazing and fun!

John the Go
9 months ago

I genuinely love this song!

Bigger
Bigger
9 months ago

Maybe not my favorite, but it is a nice fun song with a groovy mood

So interesting to see a small country generating so many good artists and songs, just like Malta, Albania, Czech Republic, etc