Daði Og Gagnamagnið will not perform live at this year’s Eurovision

In an update to an article we published earlier, the EBU have now released a statement saying that the band have now decided that they will not perform live at either Thursday’s Semi Final, or at Saturday’s Grand Final if they qualify.

The EBU statement reads:

Following a positive test for COVID-19 amongst the Icelandic delegation on Sunday 16 May, the whole team has been in quarantine and undergone PCR testing (on 16 and 19 May).

Today (Wednesday 19 May) a member of the Icelandic group Daði og Gagnamagnið also tested positive for COVID-19. The rest of the delegation has again tested negative for COVID-19.

In close collaboration with the EBU and the host broadcaster, Daði og Gagnamagnið have taken the difficult decision to withdraw from performing in this year’s live Eurovision Song Contest shows, as they only want to perform together as a group.

Their song will remain in the competition and we will broadcast their rehearsal performance, recorded on the stage on 13 May.

The Icelandic delegation will remain in quarantine and be monitored by the Health Authorities.

We wish the band the very best and will update you of any further news.

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