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Dadi Freyr (Dadi Freyr Petursson)

Some facts about the contestant from Iceland...

Who is Dadi Freyr? Biography of the musician

Dadi Freyr Pétursson is one of the biggest sensations of this year! Born in Reykjavik in 1992, the musician is widely known for his professional drumming and bass playing. Many people know him by his stage name Daði Freyr or simply Dadi. This year, together with his band Daði og Gagnamagnið, the musician was supposed to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2020 with the track "Think About Things"! But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed indefinitely ...

Dadi Freyr (Dadi Freyr)
Dadi Freyr (Dadi Freyr) and his group "Gagnamagnið"

Early life...

Dadi was born in Reykjavik (literally means "smoking bay"), but lived in Denmark until the age of nine, after which the boy's family moved back to Iceland: first in Laugaland, and then in Asahreppur. In 2012, Dadi successfully graduated from Sudurland College, and five years later received a bachelor's degree in music management and sound production!

Musical career

In his youth, Dadi was fond of - and not just fond of, but stubbornly studied drums, piano and bass guitar. At a South Icelandic multicultural school, he met guitarist Einar Vilbergsson, who accepted the talented boy beyond his years into his band RetRoBot.

Together, the team won the annual Músíktilraunir ("Musical Experiments") music competition! And Dadi was named the best musician in the field of electro music!

Eurovision

Eurovision 2020 Iceland: Dadi Freyr
Video entry for Eurovision 2020 Iceland: Dadi Freyr (Dadi Freyr)

Subsequently, Dadi organized his own band Daði og Gagnamagnið. The group included relatives and close friends of the musician, in particular, his wife Dari Arni Fjola Asmundsdottir (dancer). The group developed its own, unique image - at each of their concerts, the participants performed in loose green tracksuits, and sweaters featured their own portraits in pixel art! In their work, they used only modern gadgets, as well as children's musical toys, which became a real sensation for the world of music!

In the national selection for Eurovision 2017, they won second place ... The winner then was the song "Paper" by Svala Björgvinsdouttir.

And now, three years later, Daði og Gagnamagnið decided to try their luck again! In the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the team presented the rhythmic “Think About Things” in the synth-pop style! This time they won a clear victory!

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