Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið's Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir tests positive for COVID-19
Photo: EBU / Thomas Hanses, Inset: @arnyfjola

Over the weekend she, along with her husband Daði Freyr and their band Gagnamagnið, brought Iceland a fourth place finish at Eurovision with “10 Years”. That’s despite being put in isolation in their hotel following positive Covid tests among their delegation.

But now Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir has tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning from Eurovision.

Árný, who is 24 weeks pregnant, says she is feeling “healthy and happy” now that she’s back at home. She and husband Daði Freyr will remain in isolation during her recovery period.

Iceland: Daði Freyr’s wife Árný tests positive for COVID-19

The keytar player announced the news on Instagram on Monday.

“Ending this Eurovision trip by getting COVID myself. Feeling very healthy and happy to be back in my home country! Let’s continue to be careful for our health and for people around us.”

Indeed, both Árný and Daði appear to be in good health and spirits. The Gagnamagnið frontman also posted on his Instagram story that the pair may film a new music video for Daði’s EP Welcome.


Eurovision 2021 coronavirus guidelines

All artists, press, delegations and fans attending Eurovision 2021 were required to provide a negative coronavirus test before entering Rotterdam Ahoy. Despite organisers making their best effort to keep those in attendance safe, some delegates did test positive during their time in The Netherlands.

As it happens, Árný is the second member of Gagnamagnið to test positive for COVID-19.

Prior to the second semi-final of Eurovision 2021, fellow keytar player Jóhann also contracted the virus. This forced the group into quarantine, resulting in Iceland having to participate using rehearsal footage instead of performing live.

But their remote performance didn’t have a negative impact on the band’s result. Against all odds, Daði og Gagnamagnið qualified from the semi-final and went on to place fourth in the grand final with 378 points.

All of us at wiwibloggs extend our best wishes to Árný and Jóhann while they recover and to the remaining members of Gagnamagnið while they remain in isolation. 

Read more Iceland Eurovision 2021 news here

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Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
6 months ago

I send my best wishes to Arny and I hope she feel better soon.

blahh
blahh
6 months ago

yes, she was never careful in Rotterdam and asked people to cough in her face.

Ted
Ted
6 months ago

Sending my best wishes to Arny via Wiwi.
Loved your performance. x

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

We can’t avoid comments such as this one either.

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

Oh no! I hope Arny will get well very soon!

Milan
Milan
6 months ago

Best wishes for speedy recovery!

Giorgio
Giorgio
6 months ago

You must be fun at parties…

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago
Reply to  Giorgio

That caviar is a garnish!

Alvaro
Alvaro
6 months ago

All of my wishes for fast recovery for Árný and good health and wellness to the whole family. Also hoping Jói is okay as well.

Sot
Sot
6 months ago

Now she’s positive both in life and in COVID! 😀

Oh wait, that turned out darker than I thought it would, anyway get well soon!

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
6 months ago

Get well soon!

Safiya
Safiya
6 months ago

Hope she gets well soon! Btw, I know representing a country three times is a lot, but I would love to see Dadi and Montaigne again at Eurovision because they really deserve to perform on that stage and feel the love from the audience. Same goes to all participants from 2020 who did not come back in 2021. I usually get attached to the participants, because I watch so many interviews with them etc. in the Eurovision season and I have just realised that I’ve been now following some of them for 2 years! I’m gonna miss them!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

I believe Montaigne has said that she might return to Eurovision, but not anytime soon, like not within the next 5 years if I remember her tweet (might have been an insta story actually but not sure) correctly. I agree with that, and she probably needs some time away from the eurovision bubble, and maybe she’ll come back a few years down the line.

Last edited 6 months ago by Ashton Schier
Safiya
Safiya
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Yeah, sure, it’s just my fan fantasy 😉 I wouldn’t be surprised if Montaigne or other artists would not be willing to come back and especially not so fast.

Azaad
Azaad
6 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

I can see Montaigne wanting to return now that she’s Australia’s Anna Bergendahl and wanting to redeem herself. Dadi I’m less sure because it’ll be hard to beat 4th place.

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
6 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

If Dadi manages to place 4th with a mediocre song like 10 years, he can easily win if he‘s willing to do.

I bet he‘d be the winner last year if there wasn‘t Covid.

Sot
Sot
6 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

And you’re harsh and humane

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
6 months ago

Oh no. I hope the baby will be okay. I wonder if there will be more COVID cases from Eurovision

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago

Not her! At least, she seems to be doing fine, I hope they all stay healthy and Árný and Jóhann get well soon. 🙂

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
6 months ago

Oh no good thing COVID does not really affect pregnancy hopefully she recovers fast

Erik
Erik
6 months ago
Reply to  Heartbeater

It can cause premature birth. And there’s a lot of risks with premature birth

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
6 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Oh really i did not know that my cousin was pregnant with COVID a while back and her doctor said it won’t really affect her pregnancy well I hope that Árný is doing alright

Samo
Samo
6 months ago

I’m sure she went to a store and asked for covid.

Darren
Darren
6 months ago

Get well soon.
Atleast you are back home in Iceland, in the comfort of your home to take it easy and get better.

dxi
dxi
6 months ago

Hope she gets well soon! <3

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago

Wishing all the very best. Hope they come back to Eurovision one day too!

James
James
6 months ago

She didn’t go out of her way to intentionally get herself infected.

Teddie
Teddie
6 months ago

Omg 🙁 wishing both of them a swift recovery! Their performance was in fact faaasciiinaaatiiing!

Azaad
Azaad
6 months ago

We all send our best wishes to Árny. Hope she recovers quickly and that all is good.

ReiRei
ReiRei
6 months ago

Wishing her and Dadi and their unborn all the best!