Roll the dice and melt the ice — if you’re into betting, odds are that Iceland’s Daði Freyr Pétursson will give you something to shout about. In a new interview with Icelandic broadcaster RUV, the “Think About Things” hitmaker says that he and his band Gagnamagnið are setting high expectations for themselves with their Eurovision 2021 song.

“I’m going to try and win,” he tells the broadcaster from the Icelandic countryside, where he’s finishing up the entry. “I do not want to promise anything, but we are going into this as if it’s a competition.”

As we previously reported, Daði put out an open call for fans to record vocals that will be used to create an a capella choir as part of his song. On Twitter he linked to a Google Drive folder with seven audio files demonstrating the different vocal parts needed. The parts come together to create an 18-second piece based around the line “Finds a new way to grow.”

Some of the parts just include tuneful “ooohs” while other parts include the lyric. The parts cover a variety of vocal ranges, meaning you don’t need to be able to sing as low as Daði to be part of the choir.

Daði tells RUV he received some 250 recordings from the public in just two days.

The entry is already written and he plans to release it in March.

“I would say it’s a logical next step from ‘Think About Things’. It’s upbeat and there will be a bit of dance to it. It’s an upbeat pop song.”

So why has he set up shop in a rural county called (and note that this is the correct spelling): Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur?

“It’s very cozy,” he says. “It’s nice to have this window right in front of me, and when I’m tired of looking at the screen, I just need to look up and I have a pretty nice view.”

Did you send in some vocals for Daði? Are your hopes high that he can repeat the magic of “Think About Things”? And are you ready to dance? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Anita
Anita
5 months ago

Is it within the rules to prerecord a choir?

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

Dadi and his band are very talented, have great sense of humor and I have a gut feeling it will be a great song. 🙂

Semi-related, but must *absolutely everyone* have their song released in March? We will have an overload, instead of giving each song their much needed spotlight.

Come on… Samanta? Jeangu? Lesley? Anyone??!!! Asking for a song. 😉

Ashton
Ashton
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Samanta said sh is releasing hers in January.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

🙂 🙂 🙂

PS. I know these are the literal ”first world problems”. I am just happy we have an ESC season and that so many countries are in. 😉

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

This won’t be a problem for someone like Dadi, because his song (and also his music video) will probably stand out anyway. But with everyone waiting for March, I fear that some songs will end up buried by the competition. It would be refreshing if some country that really believes in their entry releases it already in January.

Last edited 5 months ago by Sabrina
Una
Una
5 months ago

Iceland is one of the few countries that I would love to see winning this year or in the near future. They do so many things right for the Icelandic music, culture and artists and in turn, contribute to the Nordic and international scene. With their own people and their own art. I would be very happy to see Iceland win in 2021!!

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

It’s definitely time for Iceland to win. They’re the only nordic country that hasn’t won yet.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

Very good podcast #nosurprise. And a hint of British English in WLA’s voice? Ever so super slightly BUT IT WAS THERE!

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
5 months ago

I so hope he wins, such a sweet guy from such a sweet country 🙂

Bruh
Bruh
5 months ago

It’s 7th of January and the artists of 2021 are saying “you know I’ve had about a year to do a new song so I’m just going release it in March”

123
123
5 months ago
Reply to  Bruh

Yup…I hate when people do that and release the song the last day. It won’t increase your chances of winning lol

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  123

Only Teardrops was among the first songs to be selected in 2013 and it still won by a big margin. I would wish if someone would release their song now. A good song doesn’t get old, it only thrives with time. Only boring songs get worn off if released super early.

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Erik
Erik
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes. Good songs never gets old. Teardrops is my least favourite of this century though

Daði Freyr
5 months ago

OMG YES!

Sansa
Sansa
5 months ago

I dunno why but I have a feeling the song will be a huge letdown!

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago
Reply to  Sansa

I am afraid that he might have serious problem with the juries, just like Keiino. Hope this doesn’t happen though

Ashton
Ashton
5 months ago

Little sad that it won’t be Icelandic but otherwise very excited

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

I’m SO ready for this!