Daði & Gagnamagnið won Söngvakeppnin 2020 and will send “Think About Things” to Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
They beat surprise Super-finalists and metal band DIMMA and will represent Iceland. This is Berlin, Germany based Daði’s second attempt at Eurovision after entering Söngvakeppnin 2017.
Daði & Gagnamagnið went into this evening’s final on the back of a lot of hype – none other than Academy Award winning actor Russell Crowe shared “Think About Things” on his Twitter, helping spread the song like wildfire after several British and European journalists and musicians had shared the video.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 19, 2020
The songs were performed in the following order:
Ísold & Helga – “Meet me Halfway”
Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think about things”
Nína Dagbjört – “Echo”
Iva – “Oculis Videre”
DIMMA – “Almyrkvi”
In between the Final and the announcement of the two entries going through to the Super-Final, Hatari performed their 10th placed Eurovision 2019 entry “Hatrið mun sigra,” after a brief performance of “Klefi” with Bashar Murad in front of the Palestinian flag.
This was followed by Iceland’s Eurovision 1990 entry Stjórnin (duo Grétar Örvarsson and Sigríður Beinteinsdóttir) reprising their 7th placed entry “Nei eða já.”
Afterwards, it was announced Daði & Gagnamagnið would be going head to head with DIMMA. After a more than 20 minute technical delay that occurred during Daði & Gagnamagnið’s performance (there was an issue with syncing), Daði & Gagnamagnið performed and were followed by DIMMA.
KEiiNO also performed their “space age” era single “Black Leather,” which they announced is the lead single from their forthcoming debut album, followed by their Eurovision 2019 televote winning entry “Spirit in the Sky.” Alexandra Rotan is also one of the judges, along with Hatari’s Klemens Hannigan, for tonight’s final.
Daði & Gagnamagnið will perform in Semi-Final 2 on May 14, 2020. They are scheduled to perform in the first half.
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