About a month ago, Iceland broadcaster RUT posted a fascinating documentary spotlighting 2020 and 2021 Eurovision Song Contest entrant Dadi Freyr and his performance art backing group Gagnamagnid. The look behind the scenes at how the group has grown together since they first attempted but failed to make it into ESC in 2017 with first song “Is This Love?” is a fascinating glimpse inside an incredibly complex, talented artist, and inside the inner workings of the Eurovision competition in general. The two part documentary includes extensive interviews with Dadi, wife Arny, and the rest of the group, as well as family, friends, and music insiders, and is well worth the watch!
I watched the whole thing a couple of weeks ago, and if you’re a fan of Freyr’s marvelous 2020 entry, “Think About Things“, which was the odds on favorite to win before AND after the 2000 contest was cancelled (and was TKR’s #1 pick for the 2020 contest too!), you’ll get a kick out of this. Both halves of the just slightly longer than 60 minute documentary are included below, and is in Icelandic with English subtitles. Enjoy!