Photo: Birta Rán

Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið's song for Eurovision 2021 released – Listen to "10 Years"

Iceland will be represented by Daði og Gagnamagnið at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "10 Years". Listen to the song here

Daði & Gagnamagnið won Söngvakeppnin 2020 with the song "Think About Things" before Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the bookmakers Iceland was one of the favourites to win Eurovision 2020 but instead went on to win several alternative Eurovision 2020 shows around the world.

Following the success, the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV decided to internally choose Daði & Gagnamagnið to represent the island in Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

The waiting time is now over as the official song for Iceland "10 Years" has been released:

Iceland 2021: Daði & Gagnamagnið – "10 Years"

Daði & Gagnamagnið

An artist who obsesses over the intricate craft of the pop song, Daði is a student of Eurovision. He will perform together with the group Gagnamagnið – which translates as ‘data plan’.

Daði was born in Reykjavík but grew up in Denmark until the age of nine, then his family moved to Iceland and settled in the Southern Region, first in Laugaland and later in Ásahreppur. Daði graduated from Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurlands (Sudurland College) in 2012 and received a BA in Music Management and Audio Production in Berlin in 2017.

In his youth, Daði practiced drums and studied piano and bass guitar. He co-founded the band RetRoBot with his friend Kristján Pálmi. Later, singer Gunnlaugur Bjarnason and guitarist Guðmundur Einar Vilbergsson, whom he had met at the South Iceland Multicultural School, joined the band. In 2012, the band RetRoBot won the Músíktilraunir ("Music Experiments") and Daði was chosen as the best electronic musician of the year. RetRoBot released one album, Blackout, a year later.

Iceland in Eurovision Song Contest

Iceland 2009: Yohanna - "Is It True?"

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 2009: Yohanna - "Is It True?"

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.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

Eurovision News