Iceland's Eurovision Entrant Won’t Perform After Positive COVID-19 Test

Written by on May 19, 2021

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Iceland’s in style Eurovision Tune Contest entrant, Dadi og Gagnamagnid, is not going to carry out reside on the occasion after a member of the group examined optimistic for coronavirus, organizers introduced Wednesday.

“Dadi og Gagnamagnid have taken the troublesome determination to withdraw from performing on this yr’s reside Eurovision Tune Contest reveals, as they solely wish to carry out collectively as a bunch,” organizers stated.

Their tune, “10 Years,” will stay within the competitors. A recording of the group’s costume rehearsal from final week will likely be broadcast in Thursday’s second semi-final.

Lead singer Dadi Freyr stated in a publish on Instagram that members of the Icelandic delegation within the Dutch port metropolis of Rotterdam for the competition “have all been extraordinarily cautious the entire journey, so this comes as an enormous shock.”

The 65th version of the tune contest is underway in Rotterdam amid strict testing and hygiene protocols in an try to stop the unfold of the virus. As much as 3,500 followers are allowed to attend costume rehearsals, the semi-finals and Saturday’s last if they’ve examined destructive for the virus.

Ten performers from every of Tuesday’s and Thursday’s semi-finals on the Ahoy Area progress on to Saturday’s grand last, the place they are going to be part of the so-called large 5 of Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK, together with the host nation, the Netherlands.

On Tuesday evening, voters selected singers or teams from Norway, Israel, Russia, Azerbaijan, Malta, Lithuania, Cyprus, Sweden, Belgium and Ukraine to go on to the ultimate.

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