Iceland is preparing for the grand final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 and the country is buzzing with excitement. Who will go on and represent the tiny island in the north in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam? Y’all had your say in our poll, which counted a total of 3,822 votes. And the results are in!
Daði og Gagnamagnið is your hot favourite to win Söngvakeppnin 2020 with “Think About Things”.
Daði og Gagnamagnið should win Söngvakeppnin 2020
The quirky band, originally assembled specially for Söngvakeppnin 2017 is back. And this time, they’re not taking any prisoners. They received 1,664 votes and a total of 43.54% of all votes cast.
Not even scratching at their heels is the mesmerizing songstress IVA and “Oculis Videre” with 33.74% or 1,289 votes in total.
In third place is DIMMA, Iceland’s most beloved metal band with 443 votes.
Daði and Gagnamagnið at Söngvakeppnin 2020
Judging by this, it is safe to say that Daði and Gagnamagnið took this poll by storm. Will that be the case on Saturday?
No one knows as yet, but Gagnamagnið has been getting support from all over the world, including Hollywood. Russel Crowe — the Gladiator himself — backed them on Twitter. Not too shabby, if you ask us.
Daði og Gagnamagnið are not exactly an active band outside the Eurovision bubble. As mentioned before, they started the project back in 2017, to compete in that year’s Söngvakeppnin. They quickly became Iceland’s sweethearts, due to their laid back, yet warm and hilarious attitude towards the world and this glorious contest and unforgettable staging for “This Is Love”.
Originally, Daði expected absolutely nothing from the Söngvakeppnin experience. But when the band all of a sudden found themselves competing in the gold duel against Svala’s “Paper”, they realized that maybe, just maybe, Gagnamagnið would become something bigger as time went on.
The band consists of Daði himself, his wife Árný on keyboard and his two friends Jói and Stefán on guitar and….I want to say some sort of saxophone. His sister Sigrún and friend Hulda provide backing vocals. After their successful stint in Söngvakeppnin 2017, Gagnamagnið went on a little hiatus, as Daði and Árný moved to Berlin, where they currently live, along with their young daughter Áróra. She’s the inspiration for her daddy’s lyrics in “Think About Things”. The song sees Daði wondering what she thinks about things now at only ten months old, and what she will think in the future.
“Think About Things” will perform second on Saturday night in Laugardalshöll Arena. While little Áróra definitely thinks her daddy hung the moon, we will have to wait and see what the Icelandic public thinks when the time comes to vote.
Poll Results: Who should win Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2020?
- Daði og Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things” 43.54% (1,664 votes)
- IVA – “Oculis Videre” 33.73% (1,289 votes)
- DIMMA – “Almyrkvi” 11.59% (443 votes)
- Nína – “Echo” 8.63% (330 votes)
- Ísold and Helga – “Meet Me Halfway” 2.51% (96 votes)
Total Votes: 3,822
Do you agree with the results? Who should win? Who will win? Let us know in the comments.