On 29 February, Daði og Gagnamagnið won the ticket to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2020. And now RÚV, Iceland’s national broacaster, has revealed the detailed results for this year’s Söngvakeppnin.

Going into the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020, Daði & Gagnamagnið was sailing with a tailwind like no other —  the music video went viral, the song charted high on Spotify and there was a general fuss all over social media.

And after seeing the split results for this years final, it’s clear that the quirky group in pastel green had the support of both the Icelandic televoters and the international jury.

In the first round of the Söngvakeppnin finale, a mixture of 50% televotes and 50% jury votes decided the two songs that would advance to the superfinal. The jury consisted of ten people, including Hatari’s Klemens Hannigan, KEiiNO’s Alexandra Rotan and Edward af Sillén – a writer with both Melodifestivalen and Eurovision.

In the superfinal, the results were decided by a 100% televote. However the televotes from the first round were carried over into the second round.

Detailed results of Söngvakeppnin 2020 Final

Results of the first round’s televote

  • Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”: 36.035 televotes
  • Dimma – “Almyrkvi”: 22.848 televotes
  • Iva – “Oculis Videre”: 19.072 televotes
  • Nína – “Echo”: 6.515 televotes
  • Ísold & Helga – “Meet Me Halfway”: 5.568

Results of the first round’s jury vote

  • Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”: 24.289 jury votes
  • Iva – “Oculis Videre”: 18.426 jury votes
  • Ísold & Helga – “Meet Me Halfway”: 17.170 jury votes
  • Nína – “Echo”: 15.286 jury votes
  • Dimma – “Almyrkvi”: 14.867 jury votes

Combined televotes and jury votes

  • Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”: 60.324 votes
  • Dimma – “Almyrkvi”: 37.715 votes
  • Iva – “Oculis Videre”: 37.498 votes
  • Ísold & Helga – “Meet Me Halfway”: 22.738 votes
  • Nína – “Echo”: 21.801 votes

Daði & Gagnamagnið was the clear favourite both among the televoters and the jury but it was a little bit tighter between the two songs racing to join the band in the duel.

It’s interesting to see the difference between the televotes and jury when it comes to Dimma. Televote puts them in second place but the jury ranked them last. But overall the rockers made it to final, but only 217 votes ahead of Iva, who ended up in third place.

Results of the superfinal televote

  • Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”: 58.319 televotes
  • Dimma – “Almyrkvi”: 42.468 televotes

Combined results from first round and superfinal televote

  • Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”: 94.354 televotes
  • Dimma – “Almyrkvi”: 65.316 televotes

After combining the votes from the first round and the televotes from the duel, the results were clear. Daði & Gagnamagnið won an excess of almost 40,000 votes.

Overall results of Söngvakeppnin 2020 final

  • Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”: 118.643 votes
  • Dimma – “Almyrkvi”: 80.183 votes

Are you happy with the results? How do you think Daði & Gagnamagnið will do in Rotterdam? Tell us in the comments below. 

Read more Iceland Eurovision 2020 news here.

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Héctor
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Héctor

Those are a lot of votes though. Compare the population of Iceland and the televotes with the population of Belarus, Estonia, Moldova or Lithuania and their televotes. Everyone in Iceland seems to like Eurovision.

Una
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Una

The jury votes seem very specific in digits. How were they calculated?

Dave
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Dave

The number of televotes is divided by 10 (aka the number of jurors) then by specific quotas.

Una
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Una

Thanks Dave but I still don’t understand. Let me ask the other way around: how did the jurors give their points?

Heix
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Heix

Dimma would be better choice.

LinusESCfan
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LinusESCfan

OH GOD SO CLOSE :(. I dont think Iva would have won but 2nd place woudl been better:)

Poli-Genova
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Poli-Genova

My current top
1 Romania
2 Netherlands
3 Switzerland
4 Norway
5 Lithuania
6 Iceland
7 Belgium
8 …
Sweden will enter this top if they select Dotter

Poli-Genova
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Poli-Genova

8… Italy!!!!

Kosey
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Kosey

Well done Iceland, this is the way to do voting and other countries could learn from you. The jury vote had a minimal outcome on the overall results, which is the way it should be. And I say this as a massive fan of Isold and Helga who benefitted most from the jury vote – the people have to have the greatest say, and the way Iceland organized the voting has ensured this happened. So props to Iceland!

Polegend Godgarina
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interesting how dadi won the semi-final by a tiny margin, but (after all that promo rollout) he managed to win by a landslide. i expect more nf artists to take example from him next year.

Una
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Una

IDK. Dadi’s song was much more of a crowd pleaser than the runner-up.

Colin
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Colin

So, we were actually pretty close of having Almyrkvi on ESC thanks to the voters? I much prefer the jury vote putting them last. However, it seems like Iceland was really more fond of Think About Things than Oculis videre. Makes me sad we won’t be hearing it on ESC, but as most of standouts so far are slower and atmospheric songs, I can deal with that.

hebbuzz
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hebbuzz

Howcome were the jury votes in the thousands too? Only four people were in it.

Lilja Karen
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Lilja Karen

There are 10 people in the jury

Una
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Una

OK, but how did they count the jury votes?

Héctor
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Héctor

I thought the same. Maybe is some kind of extrapolation.

Westfjordian
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Westfjordian

Jury votes have even weight with televotes (50%), so when they have the total for televotes the same amount of “votes” are given to the jury (90038 in this case). These are then distributed according to what place each juror put it. This year 5th = 1265, 4th = 1466, 3rd = 1676, 2nd = 2093, 1st = 2512 (note that that equals to 9003 votes per juror so the jury votes only counted for 49.9999991%)

daddy
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daddy

Iceland will never be the same after H a t a r i. They don’t want angels singing anymore.

Nico de Mask
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Nico de Mask

How do they count jury points? I dont get it help me please

Chris
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Chris

My guess is that they essentially divide the overall public vote down to give “vote equivalents” of the 5-4-3-2-1 points.

Una
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Una

I don’t get it 🙁

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Interestingly, Daði only just beat Iva in the semi final.
I wonder if people were still voting based on what they thought of the song initially before taking the performances into consideration for the final?