Iceland’s entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be pre-recorded as one of the group have tested positive for COVID 19.

Their dress rehearsal video will be used on the night – but the group won many hearts on social media with a photo waving their national flag and the pan flag.

Following a positive test for COVID-19 amongst the Icelandic delegation on Sunday 16 May, the whole team has been in quarantine and undergone PCR testing (on 16 and 19 May).

Today (Wednesday 19 May) a member of the Icelandic group Daði og Gagnamagnið also tested positive for COVID-19. The rest of the delegation has again tested negative for COVID-19.

In close collaboration with the EBU and the host broadcaster, Daði og Gagnamagnið have taken the difficult decision to withdraw from performing in this year’s live Eurovision Song Contest shows, as they only want to perform together as a group.