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Daði Freyr Wants You To Join His 2021 Eurovision Song

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Photo: Golli.

Daði Freyr Pétursson will perform Iceland’s entry to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this May. He is putting the finishing touches on his song but has posted a video on social media asking for help creating an a cappella choir part.

In the video, Daði states: “I’m almost finished with the song but I need your help because I want there to be a huge a cappella choir part in the song, but I don’t have access to a choir right now. So, I need you to be in the choir.” Daði is releasing examples of the vocal parts he needs to realise his vision of a virtual choir. “There are seven different vocal parts. If you could record yourself singing one or more of these vocal parts and send it to [email protected] that would be very nice, and I would put you in the recording,” Daði states in the video. Further instructions and access to the link is available on Daði’s Twitter account and hopefuls who want to join his choir are asked to send in their audio files by January 11.

“Thank you very much, I hope you want to be on my Eurovision song. If not, then have a nice day and if [you do] then have an even nicer day.”

Daði is making the most of COVID-19 related changes to ESC regulations allowing performing acts to play recorded backing vocals. The changes are temporary and there’s no limit to how many voices can be recorded.

Daði Freyr’s hit song Think About Things won Iceland’s preliminary competition Söngvakeppnin in 2020 and was highly favoured to do well in the competition until the 2020 ESC was cancelled due to the global pandemic. Daði Freyr was asked to compose a new song for 2021, making this his third attempt to enter the competition as his 2017 attempt was runner-up to Svala’s Paper.

 

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