From Iceland — Daði Freyr Confirms: One Of Gagnamagnið Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Daði Freyr Confirms: One Of Gagnamagnið Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Published May 19, 2021

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Following reports that one member of Iceland’s Eurovision team has tested positive for the coronavirus, Daði Freyr has now confirmed that a member of his band, Gagnamagnið, has the virus.

“A member of Gagnamagnið got a positive test result this morning,” he tweeted. “Unfortunately this probably means that we will not take part in the rehearsal today or live show tomorrow and a recording from our second rehearsal will be used instead.”

As such, Iceland will still be participating in tomorrow’s show, albeit remotely.

How this will affect Iceland’s chances at a win remain to be seen. Currently, it ranks fifth across multiple betting sites to win, with an aggregate chance of about 6%. Italy is currently the crowd favourite, followed by France, Malta, and then Ukraine.

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