Iceland band will not play at Eurovision after constructive check

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Iceland’s standard Eurovision Tune Contest entrant Dadi og Gagnamagnid is not going to carry out stay on the occasion after one of many group examined constructive for coronavirus, organizers introduced Wednesday.

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

Their track, “10 Years,” will stay within the competitors. A recording of the group’s gown 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 sixty fifth version of the track contest is underway in Rotterdam amid strict testing and hygiene protocols in an try to forestall the unfold of the virus. As much as 3,500 followers are allowed to attend gown rehearsals, the semi-finals and Saturday’s closing if they’ve examined damaging for the virus.

Ten performers from every of Tuesday’s and Thursday’s semi-finals on the Ahoy Enviornment progress on to Saturday’s grand closing, 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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