Daði og Gagnamagnið Iceland Eurovision 2020 Think About Things

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.

“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!

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Kleo
Kleo
11 days ago

Honestly, I think that the song is overrated. I’m still bitter IVA didn’t win.

Jowston
Jowston
12 days ago

Why not Fire Saga?

Therese
Therese
11 days ago
Reply to  Jowston

Exactly my thought ?

Neil
Neil
13 days ago

Please Iceland… This is one of your only chances to win.
I was not a fan of the song but loads of other people were.
Do whats right

Paule
Paule
13 days ago

I’m not sure if Dadi is a good choice for the win in 2021. In many minds, he might have already won it in 2020 and it would feel like a defending champion situation. Plus, his music is good but is he able to deliver something different enough to his previous entries this time?

B T
B T
13 days ago

Meh, I wouldn’t miss that entry or him, for sure.
Overhyped.

Last edited 13 days ago by B T
Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
13 days ago

If it’s not Dadi and Gagnamagnid, my second choice is Magni Asgeirsson. I still think he deserved to win the 2012 NF, but I’d love to hear him do something greater than Hugarro.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
13 days ago

I just don’t think Iceland can pass up the chance to use him. Most years, they struggle to put out ten professional-seeming acts for their NF so I definitely wouldn’t insist on running the NF as it is and risk losing out on a high-placing Eurovision act.

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
13 days ago

My only fear is if they choose Dadi, he may have to cancel his tour in April to prepare.

Ben R
Ben R
11 days ago

Wouldn’t that be worth it? I think you really need to THINK ABOUT THINGS…

Last edited 11 days ago by Ben R
Harriet
Harriet
4 days ago

He’s already said that he definitely won’t cancel the tour, so it looks like he wouldn’t do any pre-parties.

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
13 days ago

Dadi Freyr please, give him his own NF with 3 to 5 songs to choose from (ofc all written by him). I know he is a hard working songwriter and he can pull out at least a gem or two to choose from (or at least write one and the other songs will be him messing around with anything ^^)

Lydia Burch
Lydia Burch
13 days ago

Whether you love him or not, his song went viral and it would’ve shone on the eurovision stage. They won the national selection so they deserve a place this year. I would love to see a whole selection show for Dadi & Gagnamagnio, I think it would really show off their talent.

Ashton
Ashton
13 days ago

please can we have a multi-song Söngvakeppnin but all done by Dadi & Gagnamagnid?

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

I’m not sure that’s a good idea, unless they’re all written by him too. I doubt he’d want to sing somebody else’s song, and is just as entitled to represent Iceland as a songwriter as he is performer.

Ashton
Ashton
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I mean, that’s what I meant. Like not too many songs so its not too daunting for Dadi, but like maybe a max of 5. I’m sure he’d be able to.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Well in that case, I hope it happens!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
13 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

It would be a lot of fun for sure!