ICELAND – It was indeed (whether some of us liked it or not) one of the most catchy and clever songs for Eurovision 2020. Daði Freyr Pétursson and his Eurovision 2020 entry was one fo the tp favourites for actually winning the contest.
It was the song that sparkled rumours and conspiracy theories concerning NETFLIX’s Eurovision movie which according to them was aiming to bring the trophy to Iceland (for the very first time since their first participation in 1986).
Söngvakeppnin 2020 winner told Visir.is that, while he appreciates everything Eurovision has given him, his attention is elsewhere now. Therefore we will not see him as a singer (at least) in Eurovision 2021.
“For my career, this has been a really big springboard, so I can’t complain much,” he said. “Now I have a bookkeeper and am talking to a publishing company and all the record companies are trying to catch up with me. No, I will not take part in the singing competition. We have won this competition once and if I went back then you would feel like people should just pick a person because we had won once and did not go to the competition. It would then not come out well for me to re-enter and not win the race. I might be ready to compose a song, but I’m not going back to the singing competition.”
Recently Daði Freyr Pétursson published a video of his own version of FUEGO (2018 by Eleni Foureira) which became viral! The description in the YouTube video makes it clear that Daði and his band feel like they’ve gained a lot from Eurovision, even if the experience was unexpectedly cut short.
“I would like to thank the Eurovision community for the support in the last few weeks,” he writes. “Eurovision is cancelled but I am really excited for the future. Now on to make more music!”