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!”

Are you loving his take on this Eurovision staple? What other songs do you want to see him remake? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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Somebody
Somebody
3 months ago

Dadi’s lyrics for her unborn daughter was so meaningful. If he participates again, I want him to write a song that encompasses his current feelings about being a dad.

Anita
Anita
3 months ago

Because of his deep/low voice: “City Lights” please!
Gifted with a wonderful voice, this guy is a composer, producer, staging director … Eurovision 2021 please!

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Anita

#yesplease

Alaska
Alaska
3 months ago

My winner of Eurovision 2020! <3

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
3 months ago

I would love for Daði to do “Lipstick” next. He gets Eurovision – taking the modern classics and reinterpreting them in his own style, making a new experience for fans.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
3 months ago

I hope he/they are selected internally by RUV (Icelandic Broadcaster) for 2021

Jakub
Jakub
3 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

I hope not

Aris
Aris
3 months ago

Fuego still burning

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
3 months ago

Much better than Zelmerlöw’s poor try for sure. I really wish I was in Iceland even more right now. Such a safe haven. And so much space to not catch the virus. And fast-acting authorities.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
3 months ago

And still, 330 confirmed cases – even such a beautiful place like Iceland isn’t free from the coronavirus.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
3 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I meant the uninfected people can enjoy the outside with distances to others where they can’t get it. Try that in a big city like mine. I’m seriously considering walking around with a one-meter-long stick. Plenty of idiots who still think this is all a big joke.

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
3 months ago

Someone needs to commercialize those social-distancing sticks! And they can make them 1m, 1m50, 2m long. Hell, 3m long for the more paranoiac. I’m buying!