He proved his enduring love of the Eurovision Song Contest by performing a medley of hits at the recent Melfest WKND event in Stockholm.
And now Daði Freyr — the lead singer of Iceland’s Gagnamagnið — has turned up the heat once again by tackling Eleni Foureira’s Eurovision 2018 song “Fuego”.
The song was chosen through a Twitter poll on Thursday. Daði asked his followers to choose between “Fuego”, Jedward’s “Lipstick”, Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” and Hera Björk’s “Je ne sais quoi”.
Daði Freyr covers Eleni’s “Fuego”
The video starts with Daði looking to the camera and explaining what’s about to happen.
“Eurovision was cancelled yesterday, but this morning I asked my Twitter followers to tell me what song from Eurovision they wanted me to play. And this is the song.”
Wearing his signature mint green sweater with 80s era self portrait, Daði works the mic, synth and soundboards as he lends his deep vocals to Eleni’s sizzling track. As with his would-be Eurovision entry “Think About Things”, he leans toward the funky and soulful, giving the song an entirely new spin.
Eagle-eyed fans may also spot a green bottle of Heineken resting on the bookshelf behind him — perhaps a subtle nod to the Netherlands.
The basketball resting nearby suggests that he makes the most of his height, perhaps shooting hoops when not making music and looking after his newborn daughter — the inspiration for his Songvakeppnin winner.
The description in the YouTube video makes it clear that Daði and his band feel like they’ve gained a lot from Eurovision, even if the experience was unexpectedly cut short.
“I would like to thank the Eurovision community for the support in the last few weeks,” he writes. “Eurovision is cancelled but I am really excited for the future. Now on to make more music!”
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