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Daði og Gagnamagnið return for Iceland

Daði Freyr, together with Icelandic broadcaster RÚV, has confirmed that he’ll be returning with his group Gagnamagnið to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021.

Fans have been speculating about Daði og Gagnamagnið’s return in 2021 since the cancellation of this year’s event. Recently, the rumour mill went into overdrive when Daði Freyr released his concert tour dates for next year with the month of May completely cleared. The speculation ended when Daði finally announced the good news on his Twitter account.

In February, Daði Freyr and the group Gagnamagnið (which translates as ‘data plan’) won the Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin with their song ‘Think About Things’. The song was directly inspired by becoming a father and by changes in life; things that brought Daði closer to those around him. It is not yet sure what Daði’s new song will be about, but the family aspect will stay with him as his wife, Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir, plays keyboard in the group Gagnamagnið, and his 2 sisters provide backing vocals.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place in Ahoy, Rotterdam in The Netherlands on 19, 21 and 23 May 2021. Eurofans in New Zealand can watch all three shows live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, without commentary.

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