On Tuesday evening, Iceland’s Head of Delegation Felix Bergsson confirmed to Wiwibloggs that Iceland will participate at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam. And it didn’t take long for Eurofans to chime in that they want Daði Freyr — a front-runner to win Eurovision 2020 — to finally get his chance on the Eurovision stage.
Felix did not confirm the manner of Iceland’s selection for 2021. But if you scroll through the comments on our Instagram post below, you’ll see plenty of folks are ready for the “Think About Things” hitmaker to snatch that trophy.
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“RU?V has confirmed the participation of Iceland in ESC 2021.” This is the beautiful news we’ve been gifted by Iceland’s Head of Delegation @felixbergsson ?? Details about their manner and dates of choosing are forthcoming. Husavik 2022? ? #Eurovision #eurovision2021 #eurovisionsongcontest
“I’m sure Dadi could get Iceland top 5, not sending him will be a huge mistake for Iceland,” @_iconicpisk_ writes.
@jejauregui agrees, saying, “Not letting Dadi to represent Iceland is just a stupid decision.. He was a frontrunner…”
It’s not exactly surprising that Daði and his band Gagnamagnið are still on everyone’s minds. Their would-be Eurovision entry has endured well past they hype of the contest. In July we asked our readers to name the Eurovision 2020 songs they’re still listening to. We counted more than 19,000 votes and the Icelanders came out on top.
But would Daði even want to compete at Eurovision in 2021?
Speaking to NikkieTutorials in the spring, he said he would love to sing at Eurovision. However, he’s not interested in competing in a national final. That’s understandable. He’s already won it once. If you win again, people say it’s only because you won last year. If you don’t win, people say you failed.
He later told Visir.is that, while he appreciates everything Eurovision has given him, his attention is elsewhere now. He’d be happy to compete as a songwriter in the national final, but not as a singer.
Building on those comments, he is definitely up for an internal selection — and potentially a national final to choose his song.
What are you thinking? Would you like Iceland to internally pick Daði, or do you want them to stage a national final? Let us know down below!