Daði Freyr Unveils Iceland’s Eurovision Entry

Svanhildur Sif Halldórsdóttir

Svanhildur Sif Halldórsdóttir

Musician Daði Freyr and his band Gagnamagnið, have released their latest song, “10 Years”, which will serve as Iceland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

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New Song, 10 Years

Dadi Freyr's band, Gagnamagid, playing home-made instruments.
Dadi Freyr’s band, Gagnamagid, playing home-made instruments. Photo: Youtube

Iceland’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was premiered on Saturday, 13th of March. The song is “10 Years”, performed by Daði Freyr and his band Gagnamagið.

“10 Years” is about the 10-year relationship Daði Freyr has had with his wife — and fellow band member — Árný Fjóla. “The song is a little bit about how love changes and becomes deeper as time passes”, Daði Freyr says. 

With Daði, as always, is his backing band, Gagnamagnið. In the video, they play both traditional and home-made instruments. As well as perform the dance moves that have become a significant part of any Daði Freyr song. The children of the Langholtskirkja Church choir perform backup vocals for the song and actor Ólafur Darri appears as the mayor of Iceland.

The song was leaked online just a few days before the scheduled premiere, but the video (and dance moves) can now finally be seen in the official video below.

Think About Things & Dances

Daði captured the world’s attention with his last song, “Think about Things”, which was Iceland’s entry for last year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Bookies and other Eurovision experts had predicted that the song would reach one of the top spots in the competition, perhaps even win it.

Sadly, we will never know how the song would have fared in the competition as it was cancelled due to the pandemic. However, the song gained considerable popularity on social media, with quarantined fans making their own dance videos. 

The video also captured the attention of Hollywood with actor Russell Crowe retweeting the song and actress Jennifer Garner doing the “Think about Things” dance. 

Eurovision 2021

As stated, the new video, “10 Years”, includes some of the quirky dance moves Daði Freyr and Gagnamagnið have become known for. Of course, their signature colourful costumes are present with their pixelated faces on them.

Based on Instagram posts and interviews with Daði Freyr, we should expect a high spirited act with amazing outfits and fantastic dance moves. 

The semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held on May 18th and 20th. Iceland will perform on the second night along with Austria, Moldova, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Check Republic, Greece, Estonia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Finland, Armenia, Latvia, Georgia, Portugal, and Albania. 

The final competition will be held on May 22nd at 9 PM CEST.

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