It’s been a long wait for the first performance show of Strictly Come Dancing 2020. Tonight 12 British celebrities and their professional dance partners will take to the dance floor. But before they do that, they had some fun getting down to “Think About Things”.
The video, uploaded to the Strictly social media accounts, shows the cast of 2020 paying tribute to Daði og Gagnamagnið’s Eurovision 2020 entry.
The cast have expertly channelled the deadpan vibes of Daði og Gagnamagnið. But being from the glamorous world of ballroom dancing, well, things are a bit more glam.
Rather than Gagnamagnið homemade musical instruments, the Strictly gang have glitter-encrusted keytars. There’s also a Daði Freyr-inspired wig (or is that Lars from Fire Saga?), to serve Icelandic indie star realness.
But that’s not the last time the song will be heard on Strictly. On tonight’s first performance show, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing and his dance partner Karen Hauer will perform a cha-cha-cha to “Think About Things”.
Also competing in this year’s series is comedian Bill Bailey, actress Caroline Quentin, radio host Clara Amfo, singer HRVY, ex-politician Jacqui Smith, American footballer Jason Bell, TV presenter JJ Chalmers, actress Maisie Smith, singer Max George, boxer Nicola Adams and journalist Ranvir Singh.
This year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing was delayed for around one month due to Covid. The pandemic has also meant changes to the show format — it will include only nine episodes instead of 13. Each of the celebrities have been living in a support bubble with their professional dance partner whilst competing on the show. As well, the professional dancers previously lived in their own hotel bubble to prerecord all the group dance routines to be shown through the season.
Daði og Gagnamagnið return to Eurovision
The inclusion of “Think About Things” on the extremely popular UK television series is another achievement for Daði Freyr’s Eurovision 2020 song. While the UK never had the opportunity to give the song 12 points at the sadly cancelled Eurovision 2020, it’s clear that there’s a lot of appreciation for the catchy tune in Britain.
Iceland will be hoping that that UK popularity of “Think About Things” will carry through to 2021.
Daði og Gagnamagnið will be heading back to Eurovision with a new song. Yesterday Icelandic broadcaster RÚV confirmed that Daði has been internally selected to represent Iceland in Rotterdam.
Daði is working on ideas for his new Eurovision song. He says he has come up with the basic staging concept and will write the song around that. And who knows — we could end up hearing the song on next year’s series of Strictly.
Strictly Come Dancing screens tonight at 7.24pm GMT on BBC One.