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The Eurovision In Concert held a couple of weeks back within The Netherlands is known to be the premier dress rehearsal for the competing countires at the Eurovision Song Contest and the team of Radio International had the pleasure of speaking to all of the artists present, amongst them Gianluca who will represent Malta with the song Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Denmark is the outright favourite in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with Emmelie de Forest and her entry Only Teardrops co-written by Lise Cable, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard. As a matter of fact, there is always a favourite which does well, along with another who will fall flat when it comes to the live performance. This is yet to be seen. In the meantime, Emmelie who is an extremely nice individual speaks to team of Radio International about competing in such a major showcase, her ancestral background and what she makes of the current situation in the polls, bookmakers and fan clubs. Moving onto another entry competing in the first semi-final, there is Zlata Ognevich who will be representing Ukraine with the song Gravity and according to the bookmakers, this currently ranks second behind Denmark. Zlata who has slight difficulty to speak in English is nevertheless a great performer and she speaks to Radio International and escflashmalta.com about her upcoming surprises, without revealing too much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k59E7T0H-Us

Apart from focusing on the first semi-final, it is always important to note that there is a second show and one which also includes a number of great songs including some fan favourites in the form of Greece whose entry Alcohol is Free performed by Koza Mostra featuring Agathonas has been setting the dancefloors alight. The team who have a great spirit speak about the song, the meaning behind it and what their expectations in Sweden during the Eurovision Song Contest are, especially considering that Greece has a reputation to uphold. One final interview from this semi-final is with PeR from Latvia whose entry bears the name Here We Go. It will be the opening act of the show but has not been receiving a lot of promotion as of late whilst somewhat destined to be another disappointment for the Baltic nation. The duo are great fun though and this adds to the spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3k2MOJOkKg

The final nation in the spotlight for this evenings' programme will be Amandine Bourgeois who will be representing France with L'Enfer et Moi. She has received great comments since her performance at the Eurovision in Concert and could surprise. There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including Żarbun by Chiara which has already racked up more then 80,000 views in less than a week. In the meantime, there will also be a number of cover versions as recorded throughout the year, a feature which will be returning at the hands of David Mann. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. A spotlight on the Eurovision Song Contest will be switched on metaphorically of course by Dermot Manning as he chooses a topic for the week. Follow the show through the official website and also send your requests through the contact link which is found on the aforementioned website.

Source: Team of Radio International

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQJaab8j4fU

Malmö, Sweden will be hosting this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest as it had done back in 1992 when Linda Martin romped to victory with her ballad, Why Me? In 2013, escflashmalta.com has engaged a panel of professional individuals to assess the competing entries. The tracks are supported by biographies, other music from the respective performers involved along with a background on the participating country. The formal introduction of each entry continues. All of the information is obtained from the official website of the international spectacle and indeed, pertaining to the running order as decided by the producers, Denmark will be performing in slot number five (5) from the sixteen (16) entries which will be competing during the first semi-final. DR, the broadcaster resposible for the participation of Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest will be represented by the song Only Teardrops co-written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard with vocals provided by Emmelie de Forest.

Growing up in the town of Mariager in the North Denmark region, Emmelie started singing professionally from an early age. Since she was 14, she has been touring all over Denmark with the Scottish musician Fraser Neill, performing both own songs and folk/blues-versions of hits from e.g. Nirvana and Johnny Cash. An important part of Emmelie's stage performance has always been her footwear - or the lack of it. "I have always preferred singing without wearing high heels or shoes. Being barefoot makes me feel closer to the ground, the earth and makes me feel more relaxed, Emmelie says. Royal roots: Emmelie is very much down to earth, despite her family tree. She is the great-grandchild of none other than Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. "Her son, Edward VII, had many children outside marriage. One of them was my grandfather, whom he had with an Austrian princess of the Habsburg family. 

My grandmother descends from old Swedish nobility, so thanks to that link, I have spent much of my childhood in Stockholm, where my brothers and sisters still live. I see Sweden as my second home", Emmelie explains. Now based in Copenhagen, Emmelie only has to cross Øresund to enter the stage at Eurovision Song Contest with her song Only Teardrops, which won an impressive victory in the Danish national final, gaining 50 percent of the televotes in the finale. "As soon as I heard the song, I fell in love with it. It has a melancholic feeling to it, and it is about war and peace, both in a relationship and in the world as a whole. I believe these are issues that people all over the world can relate to", she says. Lise Cabble is a Danish songwriter and used to be the songwriter and lead singer in the former girl band Miss B. Haven. She has had 12 songs in the national grand prix and has won it 3 times. The latest one was this year with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest. First time in 1995 with the popular song Fra Mols til Skagen. Second time in 2011 with the song New Tomorrow. Both songs went Top 5 in the Eurovision.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxZKf9C32k

The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has become an annual spectacle for both local and international viewers noting that the competition is organised in extremely high quality ranking amongst some of the best selection procedures in the continent. At the end of the submission deadline, 692 entries were entered for the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, making it one of the highest number of submissions ever dating back to at least, 1988. 15,000 people were in attendance during the final in Herning to watch ten acts competing against each other to represent the Scandinavian country at the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in a town which is practically reachable by bridge. Simone with the song Stay Awake was the second runner-up behind Mohammed Ali and his entry Unbreakable. The latter track for the favourite of the jury but the public overturned the result giving Emmelie the victory with Only Teardrops.

1957 was the first year in which Denmark took to the stage of the international competition and started on a high having managed to finish in third place with the track Skibet skal sejle i nat performed by Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler. The first victory would eventually come with the track Dansevise performed by another duet made up of Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann. In 2000, the Olsen Brothers and their stunning track Fly On the Wings of Love surprised pundits and bookmakers when it managed to overcome strong competition to finish on top. Since the introduction of the semi-final system, Denmark has only failed to qualify on two occasions whilst finishing in the top five in two of the past three years. They are the outright favourites to win this years' edition of the international spectacle. 

Professional Critics Voice their Opinion

Rating: 83%

Magnus Kaxe: The favorite this year according to all betting companies. Emmelie sings very well with a Björk-ish vibe. Folk-music intro and swirling verse bursts into a simple and child-song-like chorus - in a great way! This will definitely be a strong candidate for the overall victory this year.

Lina Eriksson: I simply love this song and Emmelies characteristics voice.This kind of hybrid of Irish folklore meets popmusic is close to my heart. Good lyrics, good topline. I like it a lot!

Matt Mercieca (Muxu): I like the folky beginning, I think this is such a good mix of the usual typical eurovison sound, but still has something that is current. The more I hear it, the more I like it. I love the bridge, the way it opens up, this one should do well.

Source: eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k59E7T0H-Us

Published in Editorials

Only Teardrops, co-written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard with vocals provided by Emmelie de Forest will represent Denmark in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malmö, Sweden. In a recent interview given to the official website of the international showcase, the young yet extremely talented Emmelie spoke of her excitement to take on the stage in a country which is her second home whilst adding 'we will definitely be top five'. This might be the right attitude in the mind of a performer but definitely not the right one in front of the cameras to be honest. 

One of the most intriguing cases in the Eurovision Song Contest is surely that one track which is said to do quite well ends up performing badly for example, Denmark in last years' competition was definitely one of the favourites but despite qualification the song entitled Should've Known Better performed by Soluna Samay could only muster up twenty-one (21) points to finish in a disappointing twenty-third (23rd) place. Only Teardrops will be performed on behalf of Denmark in the fifth slot of the first semi-final, a slot which has never managed a qualifier in the past. Emmelie de Forest will most likely change their statistic come May. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more of the latest news.

Source: Eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k59E7T0H-Us

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 16:10

Radio International: Special Programme Tonight

The Team of Radio International is back from sunny Malta and invites you to the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 & cable 88.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when Eurovision fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

This weeks' focus of Radio International is definitely on the Malta Eurovision Song Contest which was indeed won by none other than a debutant in the form of Gianluca Bezzina with the song Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek We had the opportunity to have a chat with the twenty-three year old doctor about his experience in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and the track itself which is very cheerful. Well mannered, and spoken like a true gentlemen, he paid tribute to the artists that competing saying he just wanted to get through to the show on Saturday night. Nevertheless, at the post-result afterparty, we also had a chat with last years' representative, Kurt Calleja who was relishing his status to someone new. This Is The Night was quite the hit in Baku, Azerbaijan where it qualified and received eight (8) points from the nations' voting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XVmeA3pPpA

In the meantime, moving slightly away from Malta, there will also be another three interviews on the show, two conjoined into one because it features Christer Bjorkman and Edward Af Sillen who speak to Radio International about the challenges that the country faces in terms of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest and the Melodifestivalen noting that the standard of both has to be high considering the viewing figures of both shows in the nation. Scandinavian countries are known to follow the event in large numbers and therefore, production values have to be quite strong. One of the earlier acts to be chosen this year is also Emmelie de Forest with Only Teardrops and we had the chance to get a word with her as well thanks to our colleagues from escXtra.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KeiXPxUodw

Radio International is always keen to present songs during the show apart from the weekly features and therefore, collaborating the two ideas together will see the emergence of Eurovision UnverCover whereas tracks performed at the Eurovision Song Contest will be covered by other singers. The actual tracks will be played first followed by the cover and this will make things interesting. Apart from this feature which will officially commence as of tomorrow, there will be new material played on the show by a number of former representatives. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. The same applies with Dermot Manning who confirms national finals and this week, he turns to Lithuania and Switzerland. Follow the show through the official website and also send your requests through the contact link which is found on the aforementioned website.

Source: Press Release

Saturday, 26 January 2013 21:45

Denmark: Emmelie De Forest Off to Malmö

DR, the broadcaster responsible for the Danish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest has to be commended for a stunning production which befits the Scandinavian region and following what was somewhat a strong set of entries, the selection was clear by the public who offered the role this time round to none other than Emmelie De Forest with the song Only Teardrops. This means that for the second year in a row, the nation will be sending a female to the international competition and will thus be hoping to make it through to the final for the sixt year in a row which seems very likely through the first semi-final which comprises of sixteen entries in total.

The song quality this evening whilst being well above average was treated to a couple of mediocre performances and one has to be thankful to the Danish public on making the right choice noting that the judges had Emmelie tied in first place with Mohammed whose entry Unbreakable was typically crafted in Sweden and had elements belong to Eric Saade and Danny with the only issue being that the guy could definitely not hold a tune but ultimately, justice prevailed. The second runner-up for the second time was Simone whose entry Stay Awake managed third place from both the jury and the public. The evening including performances from a number of former Eurovision Song Contest participants including Niels Brinck, Soluna Samay, Brotherhood of Man, The Herreys and Johnny Logan. The winning entry as already been said will compete in semi-final one. She will be competing alongside the chosen entries from Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Belgium and in my opinion, is the best by far thus far. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news about the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: DR, Eurovision.tv (Image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL17Pdghdvo

Saturday, 26 January 2013 19:01

Denmark: Dansk MGP 2013 Final - LIVE

Throughout the month of December, five countries selected their entries for the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which is set to take place in Malmö, Sweden thus leaving the month of January somewhat selection free apart from the early stages of a number of countries including Norway, Finland and Iceland amongst others whose final showcase will be taking place at several points in February. Tonight, all eyes will be on Denmark as the sixth entry will be selected from a pool of ten songs which were selected by an internal panel of judges. Following the disappointment of Soluna Samay and her entry Should’ve Known Better, several songwriters wanted to try their hand at writing a track which could succeed internationally and hence a large amount of submissions were received and DR, the broadcaster chose the ones which stood out.

The spectacle this evening will be definitely be one to follow and indeed, a live stream is being offered on the official website. The favourites for the evening are most notably females with Stay Awake by Simone being the public favourite as per a poll on the official broadcasters’ website and Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest receiving the most international acclaim. The showcase is set to be hosted by three females who are none other than Lise Rønne, Louise Wolff and Sofie Lassen-Kahlke whilst the broadcaster also pulled out stunning names for the jury which will include professional individuals such as Jørgen de Mylius, Lis Sørensen, Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg, Mich Hedin Hansen, and Thomas Kato Vittrup. Follow our live report of the show and let us know your thoughts about the performances as the selection takes place in the Boxen Arena in Herning.

The Show (Part 1)

The show has just started and it seems that the hosts for this evening are being introduced through a pre-recorded video with a choir of boys singing the Te Deum which has been adapted as a hymn by the European Broadcasting Union. This is a huge arena but they have managed to fill it up nicely and the warm crowd is definitely a positive addition. The stage is stunning and it shows that DR, the broadcaster have put in a great deal to make sure that this evening is a success. The hosts are now on stage and they are clad in black leather outfits. The voice of reason, the oracle is calling out all of the performers on stage in the respective running order. Following the performers, the jury is introduced along with what they have achieved in their careers and why they have been selected.

01. Frederikke Vedel - Jeg har hele tiden vidst det

The first song, and one cannot help note that this is one of the few being presented in Danish. The camera is clearly focusing on Frederikke before giving her two dancers a bit of time to showcase their early parts of what seems to be a routine choreography. The stage is stunning and is bathed in white and blue lights. The female singer is clad in a white shirt, black trousers and a black jacket to match and suddenly, the dancers closer her in what seems to be a prison of sheets. Mid-way through the performance, three female backing vocalists join in. Vocally, this is superb and it is good to get the feeling of the genre that will be predominant during the evening.

02. Brinck - Human

Brinck, who represented Denmark in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest is back and he is wearing casual attire whilst playing the guitar. The backdrop behind him is completely black and suddenly, some lights are on to match the shooting stars in the lyrics. The vocals are quite off in the beginning unfortunately but the performance is definitely camera friendly. He is joined on stage by a drummer and two male backing vocalists and one could easily see this as a radio hit and nothing else. Such a disappointing entry by someone who'd like to represent his country once more. The lyrics are really bland as well and one cannot get the meaning out of them. The audience though is very enthusiastic and they are clapping along mid-way through the performance.

03. Kate Hall - I am Not Alone

Third performance of the evening and despite the studio version of this entry really putting my hopes up, I have to say that I am very disappointed by the live vocals of the performer who seems to be off from the very first note. Wearing a red dress, she is walking down stairs, dancing and trying to look like a diva but unfortunately, the singing is terrible, especially in the high notes. She is joined on stage by a multitude of dancers who try to add that something special to the performance but if anything, they are extremely distracting. This would crash and burn at the Eurovision Song Contest. 

04. Louise Dubiel - Rejs dig op

The second entry in Finnish this evening and this very much reminds me of We Are Young by the group Fun which could prove problematic should it manage to win the ticket to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest. The female performer is wearing a white jumpsuit and is joined on stage by four drummers whose drums light up every time they are hit. The vocals are slightly off once more but nevertheless, the focus is on the stunning arena which is clearly made to host the international competition. The Ohh Ohh in the middle of the song is a great way to involve the crowd and this could go far because the audience is going mad. A good presentation and first threat to success this evening.

05. Daze - We own the universe

Daze are somewhat legendary in Denmark having achieved success in the nineties for a string of hits in the vein of Aqua. They might have aged but nevertheless, they are still very much recognisable and one could easily notice that this is written by Thomas G:Son considering that it is extremely schlagertastic. The stage is alternating between a night sky and a purple lighting session. The vocals are key on point and this is the first real contender this evening. The people are enjoying the enthuasiasm and one could see that they would really like to do this. Stunning! Daze to Malmo!

06. Simone Egeriis - Stay Awake

 

Simone is the major favourite this evening as mentioned above and she had a stunning ballad a couple of years back which finished in third place. This time round, she is performing a pop/dance track and she is doing it whilst wearing a short gold dress. She is joined on stage by three dancers clad in white attire. The stage itself is once more bathed in purple lights but this is clearly a strong entry which needs a little more oomph. Nevertheless, despite the choreography, Simone is hitting all of the notes and she looks like Ivi Adamou but with blonde her and distinctly stunning vocals. This could very much be the next Danish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest.

07. Jack Rowan featuring Sam Gray - Invincible

Clearly a British performer for this entry considering the accent and his charming looks might appeal to the tele-voters considering that the camera is eating him up. He is joined on stage by a masked man who seems to be featuring in this track as Jack Rowman. There is an arena feel instantly and the warm audience is clapping along to this track, as if at a major concert. The staging is beyond impressive and pyrotechnics are used quite a lot, causing a bit of a fire hazard. This is clearly a party anthem and really follows with the element of a Saturday evening. The vocals are almost perfect but there are a few bum notes here and there. I am not sure about the reception at the Eurovision Song Contest, but it would surely get a lot of attention.

08. Emmelie de Forest - Only teardrops

Whoa! This girl looks very similar to Soluna Samay and this entry seems to be very distinct from the rest because it has celtic elements which have already been seen in Iceland Norway. Emmelie has a very peculiar look which makes her memorable to the uaidnece. She is wearing a cream dress which is flowing with the effect of the wind machine. She is joined by three backing vocalists; a female and two males as well as two drummers. The vocals are on point and this is a really strong contender. I coudl understand the reason why the international community liked this because it's appeal goes beyond. Major response from the crowd!

09. Albin - Beautiful to me

One of the songwriters of this entry is Bryan Rice who had finished in the first runner-up position a couple of years back and his genre is very much reflected in this track. Albin is clad in black attire which a long leather coat. He is joined on stage by four backing vocalists but it seems that the focus in this performance is truly the song because there is nothing distracting my sight. The camera loves Albin and he sings into it at the end of the catwalk creating a stunning effect. The vocals are spot on and this could surprise although, am not sure that it would do well at the Eurovision Song Contest because of being very middle of the road.

10. Mohamed - Unbreakable

Mohammed is a former X Factor contestant and therefore brings the reality show feel to the competition making him a popular option. Nevertheless, this type of entry has been presented several times in a number of countries and somewhat echoes the sound that was very much predominant in Danny's runner-up entry in Sweden last year. Mid-way through the performance, the stage is darkened and he is joined by four male dancers. The vocals are completely off in the second part of the song and despite the fact that he is enjoying the performance along with the crowd, I am definitely not. The choreography is brilliant though and the additional pyrotechnics, give it an Eastern touch which would do Denmark proud. I am not too sure, this could go either way in Sweden!

The Show (Part 2)

The hosts are back on stage relatively quickly and the first round of tele-voting has already opened with the first recap of performances currently being shown on screen. We believe that this could be very much a four horse race involving; Daze, Emmelie, Simone and Mohammed. It seems that the earlier songs are very much the no hopers according to the cheers from the crowd during the recap. This will be an extremely packed interval act and kicking off things will be Soluna Samay who represented Denmark at the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry did qualify to the final but did not live up to the expectations unfortunately. The three finalists have already been decided and they are;

01. Simone Egeriis - Stay Awake

 

Simone is the first finalist who takes to the stage for the second time and the stage is once more bathed in a mixture of purple and blue. The blonde performer is really enjoying her performance and dare I say that her vocals are much stronger this time round. The choreography is very hellenic in my opinion and the camera shots are just great for this performance. A pop dance track which would definitely qualify at the Eurovision Song Contest should it be selected this evening. I believe that it is typical of Denmark but nevertheless, not a middle of the road entry. The audience has gone mad and this is the main favourite now.
 

02. Emmelie de Forest - Only teardrops

The internationally sounding entry and the one which in my opinion would get them the best result at the Eurovision Song Contest is this one, because it has a celtic feel mixed with that typical pop/folk type of sound which has done really well in the charts within Scandinavia and has attracted attention from a lot of countries. One has to envy being in that warm crowd, which is giving ample support to the three finalists. The vocals are spot on and Emmelie is enjoying her performance which includes the drummers and fire visuals which fit in perfectly with the yellow and red lighting on stage. 

03. Mohamed - Unbreakable

A slightly blurred feed as we enter the final stages but nevertheless, Mohammed is back on stage for his final performance. He is still clad in his black leather attire and the vocals this time round are slightly better, maybe he realised that his routine was somewhat making him lose his breathe quickly. The choreography is extremely tight and in a Danny Saucedo meets Eric Saade, performance this could very much be the favourite of the public. I just cannot see the jury going for it especially because his vocals were off towards the end. The feel in the hall is just electric and this could be surprising but should this win, this will most likely have a similar result to Norway in 2012.

The Show (Part 3)

The three performances of the super-final have just come to an end and the showcase continues with the three hosts back on stage and they introduce a recap for the top three entries this evening. They are being shown an empty suitcase and going crazy for some weird reason and this looks extremely funny for a foreigner. First foreign guests are on and they are Brotherhood of Man with Save Your Kisses for Me. Next up are The Herreys with Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley who will surely be followed by Johnny Logan who is performing his signature track Hold Me Now from 1987. The results are coming and it seems that the jury is going as expected for Emmelie followed by Mohammed and then Simone in third place. After the jury votes and the tele-voting, the final result is;

1st: Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops

2nd: Mohamed - Unbreakable

3rd: Simone Egeriis - Stay Awake

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:41

Denmark: Full Versions Published by DR

A catchy chorus is most noteably very important for success in the Eurovision Song Contest unless the track is generally well written and produced but nevertheless, Denmark is presenting completely fresh sounds, ones which would get anyone dancing and featuring a mixture of newcomers and veterans. The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has become an annual spectacle with the broadcaster, DR going all out on that one special evening to make sure that the people are entertained. This year will be no different and one could listen to the full songs competing on the official website.

A couple of weeks back, it was revealed that within the evening, there will be special performances given by three former winners of the Eurovision Song Contest including; Johnny Logan (1980, 1987), Brotherhood of Man (1976) and The Herreys (1984) adding to the spectacle. The entries that are being presented for Denmark this year reflect on the result that was achieved by the nation during last years' international showcase as Should've Known Better performed by Soluna Samay finished at the latter end of the scoreboard despite being tipped for a possible victory in the betting odds. It was not the typical song that one would enjoy but it was indeed extremely radio friendly. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the news from Denmark as they select their representative and entry on Saturday evening. 

Source: DR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X2r_t-KBk

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 16:10

Denmark: DR Announces Ten Finalists

Since the introduction of the semi-final system, Denmark has only failed to qualify on two occasions, those coming in 2004 with Thomas Thordarsson and his track Shame On You finishing in thirteenth place as well as in 2007 with Drama Queen performed by DQ only managing nineteenth place at the end of the evening. From 2008 onwards, their entries which have been dubbed on more than one occasion as a typical middle of the road type of genre have performed moderately well, with their appearances in 2010 and 2011 being the most significant noting fourth and fifth place finishes with the track In a Moment Like This by Chanée and N'evergreen as well as New Tomorrow by A Friend in London. Earlier today, DR announced the ten acts along with the entries that they will be performing as they aim to represent Denmark in the next Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place in the neighbouring country of Sweden.

Expectations have always been relatively high for Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest and despite their list of successes, it has to be noted that they only finished at the very top on two occasions, the first time in 1963 with 'Dansevise' performed by Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann and the second time being in 2000 when the Olsen Brothers sung their beautiful melody 'Fly on the Wings of Love'. The artists that have been selected bring about dance and pop and the main genres whilst English is also seemingly predominant. One will definitely focus on a couple of names in the list especially if history serves right of course with major nineties group known as Daze making a comeback to music alongside former Eurovision Song Contest representative Brinck who in his national final had beaten Simone Egeriis who is also back for another shot and is a favourite to triumph according to a poll conducted by the official website.

  1. Jeg har hele tiden vidst det - Frederikke Vedel (Georgi, Thomas & Jeppe Reil)
  2. Human - Brinck (Niels Brinck)
  3. I'm Not Alone - Kate Hall (Jensen, Larsson, Bell, Holter, Erixson, Hermansen)
  4. Rejs dig op - Louise Dubiel (Lindstad, Braager, Dubiel)
  5. We Own The Universe - Daze (G:Son, Boström)
  6. Stay Awake - Simone Egeriis (Jensen, Lindberg)
  7. Invincible - Jack Rowan ft. Sam Gray (Darwich, Rowan, Gray)
  8. Only Teardrops - Emmerlie de Forest (Cabble, Jakobsen, Stenggard)
  9. Beautiful to Me - Albin (Clausen, Haugaard)
  10. Unbreakable - Mohammed (Friss, Parsberg, Bjørnskov, Dissing)
You could listen to snippets of the ten finalists on the official website. DR had received a total of 692 submissions for this years' edition of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix which will be taking place in the Boxen Arena in Herning but ultimately selected eight (8) entries from them to compete with another two (2) added later on during the proceedings as wildcards in an effort to make the field as diverse as possible. The voting will be the same as it has been in recent years with a professional jury and tele-voting each having a 50% stake in the choice of the top three finalists before each judge will allocate 1,2 and 3 points to the respective top three (3) choices whilst the tele-voting will have thirty (30) points in total which will be divulged through percentage. At the end of the evening, the winning entry will be performed once more. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.
 
Source: DR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DJy1uC58pQ
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