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🇮🇸 Daði Freyr covers ‘Jaja Ding Dong’

After releasing an acoustic version of his Eurovision entry ‘Think About Things’, Daði Freyr has given into the fan pressure and posted his own version of ‘Jaja Ding Dong’ on YouTube.

Think About Covers

Daði’s cover is now part of the merging world between the Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision movie. For those unfamiliar with the Netflix original movie, Jaja Ding Dong is a song sung by lead characters Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams). It has become a running gag in the Eurovision community, who echo the request that was repeated in the movie: “Play Jaja Ding Dong!”

As an Icelandic artist who has become a popular name in Eurovision, Daði was bound to have received this request numerous times. In the beginning of his video, he shows many commenters that have asked him to play ‘Jaja Ding Dong’. Always one to please his fans, he performs the song in his signature style: with his synthesizer and laptop, creating a fun atmosphere against a lovely sunset background.

There is bad news for those who are hoping to hear it again, for example at one of his upcoming concerts. Before starting his performance, he assures the viewer that “this is the first and last time that I play this song.” Check it out below!

Daði og Gagnamagnið at the Eurovision Song Contest

Daði and his band Gagnamagnið won the Icelandic national final with the song ‘Think About Things’ and were set to represent their country in Rotterdam 2020. They were in good fortune, quickly becoming one of the favorites to win and stealing the hearts of many fans. Unfortunately, they were unable to represent Iceland in Rotterdam this year, but perhaps 2021 will create new opportunities for them. There is much speculation on whether Daði og Gagnamagnið will be internally selected, especially since Iceland’s Head of Delegation revealed that they have not ruled out the possibility.

What do you think about Daði Freyr’s cover of ‘Jaja Ding Dong’? Do you want to see Daði og Gagnamagnið on the Eurovision stage next year? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the over the coming months.

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