26 August – Look back into my eyes

That thing when you get all keyed up to represent your country, and what happens? Not one country puts you in your top 10. You could be eleventh with every one, and not score a single point. Remember, it can even happen in 2021.

In 1989, today’s birthday boy Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson went to Lausanne with high hopes. In their three previous attempts, RÚV songs had all come 16th. What would happen? Well, Daníel and his trousers possibly finished eleventh with every jury. And we know what that means. He joined a long lost of illustrious performers who scored a nice round figure. We know what that was. Daníel is still treading the boards these days, so it goes to show finishing 22nd isn’t that bad.

Daniel is 52 today.

Til hamingju með afmælið, Daniel!

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