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Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið wins Söngvakeppnin 2020 and the ticket to Eurovision

Daði & Gagnamagnið will represent Iceland at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Think About Things". Tonight the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 was held with five finalists fighting for the ticket to Rotterdam

The Icelandic broadcaster RÚV held the final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 tonight live from Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík. Five artists fought for the honour of representing Iceland at Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

In the Söngvakeppnin final there were two rounds of voting. Firstly the top two entries (50/50 televoting/jury) advanced to the superfinal: Daði & Gagnamagnið and Dimma. After another round of voting (100% televoting) it was the band Daði & Gagnamagnið who could raise the trophy as winner of Söngvakeppnin 2020, and Icelandic representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song Think About Things.

Iceland 2020: Daði & Gagnamagnið – "Think About Things"

Think About Things is written by Daði Freyr Pétursson.

Söngvakeppnin 2020 – Result

  1. Daði & Gagnamagnið – "Think About Things" (superfinalist, winner)
  2. Dimma – "Almyrkvi" (superfinalist)
  • Ísold & Helga – "Meet Me Halfway"
  • Nína – "Echo"
  • Iva – "Oculis videre"

Daði & Gagnamagnið

The group Daði & Gagnamagnið tried their luck in Söngvakeppnin 2017, but was knocked out by Svala's Paper. With their choreography and dance moves they are hoping to dazzle Europe on Iceland's behalf.

Gagnamagnið consists of:

  • Daði Freyr Pétursson (lead singer)
  • Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir
  • Sigrún Birna Pétursdóttir
  • Hulda Kristín Kolbrúnardóttir
  • Stefán Hannesson
  • Jóhann Sigurður Jóhannsson

In the Semi-final of this year's Söngvakeppnin, they performed their song in Icelandic ("Gagnamagnið"), but they will perform the English version Think About Things at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Söngvakeppnin 2020

Söngvakeppnin 2020 consisted of two semi-finals and one final. The semi-finals were held in Háskólabíó and the final was in Laugardalshöll.

10 songs were picked to compete in Söngvakeppnin 2020 – Five songs for each Semi-final. Two songs from each Semi-final qualified to the Final, decided by a combination of public votes and an expert judging panel. RÚV had the option to award a wildcard to a fifth finalist, which went to Nína.

In the Final of Söngvakeppnin 2020 an expert jury voted, alongside the public vote and selected two songs for the Super Final. The two super finalists kept their points from the first round of voting and performed their songs again. In the Super Final the winner was decided 100% by public televoting.

The final also featured guest performances from Hatari (Iceland 2019) and KEiiNO (Norway 2019).

Iceland in Eurovision Song Contest

Iceland 2019: Hatari - "Hatrið mun sigra"

Iceland's debut in Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1986, and has been participating 32 times since.

Best result are two second-places with Yohanna in 2009 and Selma in 1999.

Iceland 2019: Hatari - "Hatrið mun sigra"

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Iceland qualified to the Grand Final 9 out of 16 times.

Iceland is the only Northern European country that has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest.




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