Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011
100% Televoting
Selection date(s)26 February 2011
Selected entrantA Friend In London
Selected song"New Tomorrow"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (2nd, 135 points)
Final result5th, 134 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011, organised by Danish broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR).

Before Eurovision[edit]

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011[edit]

Less than a week after the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 concluded, Danish broadcaster DR started preparing the 2011 edition of its national selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. As in recent years, the selection was a one-off event.

Format[edit]

Ten songs competed in one show where the winner was determined over three rounds of voting. In the first round, the top four songs based on the combination of votes from a public SMS vote and a six-member jury panel qualified to a second round of voting. In the second round, the four qualifiers competed against each other in two duels, with SMS voting selecting the winner of each duel to progress to the final round. In the final round, the winner was determined exclusively by SMS voting.

The six-member jury panel was composed of:

Competing entries[edit]

Songs could be submitted to DR until 27 September 2010. Performers or songwriters were required to hold Danish citizenship or have correspondingly strong relationships with Denmark, while there was no restriction on the language of the entries.[1] The broadcaster received 663 entries, 101 songs more than the previous year.[2] A preliminary jury selected seven songs from the entries submitted to the broadcaster, while an additional three acts: Anne Noa, Jenny Berggren and Stine Kinck, were invited by the broadcaster to compete based on editorial considerations. The competing artists and songs were announced on 3 February 2011.[3]

Artist Song (English Translation) Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
A Friend In London "New Tomorrow" Lise Cabble (m & l), Jakob Glæsner (m & l)
Anne Noa "Sleepless" John Gordon [da] (m & l), Lene Dissing (m & l), Peter Bjørnskov (m & l)
Christopher Brandt "Emma" Christopher Brandt (m & l), Sisse Marie Søby (m & l)
Jeffrey "Drømmen" (The dream) Lasse Lindorff (m & l), Svend Gudiksen (m & l), Daniel Fält (m & l), Kim Nowak-Zorde (m & l)
Jenny Berggren "Let Your Heart Be Mine" Jeppe Federspiel (m & l), Thomas G:son (m & l), Lars Sjelle (m & l)
Kat & Justin Hopkins "Black And Blue" Patric Johnson (m & l), Joakim Övrenius (m & l), Justin Hopkins (m & l)
Le Freak "25 Hours a Day" Erik Bernholm (m & l), Henrik Sethsson (m & l), Thomas G:son (m & l)
Lee Hutton "Hollywood Girl" Matilde Kühl (m & l), Sune Haansbæk (m & l), Ian Mack (m & l)
Sine Vig "You'll Get Me Through" Henrik Janson (m & l), Hanif Sabzevari (m & l)
Stine Kinck "Hvad hjertet lever af" (What the heart lives on) Pharfar (m & l), Rasmus Allin (m & l), Fresh-I (m & l), Stine Kinck (m & l)

Final[edit]

The final took place on 26 February 2011 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Ballerup (a north-western suburb of Copenhagen), hosted by Felix Smith and Lise Rønne.[4][5] In the first round of voting, the votes of a jury (50%) and a public vote (50%) determined the top four to advance to the second round: "Sleepless" performed by Anne Noa, "25 Hours a Day" performed by Le Freak, "Hvad hjertet lever af" performed by Stine Kinck and "New Tomorrow" performed by A Friend In London. In the second round of voting, the four qualifiers competed against each other in two duels, with a public vote selecting the winner of each duel to progress to the final round: "Sleepless" performed by Anne Noa and "New Tomorrow" performed by A Friend In London. In the final voting round, the winner, "New Tomorrow" performed by A Friend In London, was selected solely by a public vote.

Final – 26 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Anne Noa "Sleepless" Second Round
2 Jenny Berggren "Let Your Heart Be Mine" Eliminated
3 Jeffrey "Drømmen" Eliminated
4 Le Freak "25 Hours a Day" Second Round
5 Sine Vig "You'll Get Me Through" Eliminated
6 Stine Kinck "Hvad hjertet lever af" Second Round
7 Lee Hutton "Hollywood Girl" Eliminated
8 Christopher Brandt "Emma" Eliminated
9 Kat & Justin Hopkins "Black And Blue" Eliminated
10 A Friend In London "New Tomorrow" Second Round
Second Round – 26 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Result
Duel 1
1 Anne Noa "Sleepless" Final Round
2 Stine Kinck "Hvad hjertet lever af" Eliminated
Duel 2
1 Le Freak "25 Hours a Day" Eliminated
2 A Friend In London "New Tomorrow" Final Round
Final Round – 26 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Place
1 Anne Noa "Sleepless" 2
2 A Friend In London "New Tomorrow" 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Denmark performed in the second half of the second semi final of the contest, with starting position 18 on the 12th of May 2011. Denmark qualified for the grand final on May 14, 2011, placing 2nd with 135 points. Shortly after the completion of the second semi final, Denmark drew starting position 3 for the grand final on Saturday night. After a solid performance from the Danes, and at the completion of the voting, they finished 5th with 134 points rounding out the top 5.

Split results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final 2 Denmark came 2nd with 135 points: the public awarded Denmark 4th place with 115 points and the jury awarded 2nd place with 129 points.
  • In the Final Denmark came 5th with 134 points: the public awarded Denmark 18th place with 61 points and the jury awarded 3rd place with 168 points.

Points awarded by Denmark[6][edit]

Points awarded to Denmark (Semi-final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Denmark (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-06-04). "Denmark calls for songs for Melodi Grand Prix 2011". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  2. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (2010-09-27). "DR received 663 songs for 2011 selection". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 2010-09-27.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (2011-02-03). "Danish hopefuls revealed in Copenhagen". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  4. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-10-15). "Denmark: National final on February 26th". EscToday.com. Archived from the original on 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-12-11). "Denmark: Felix Smith and Lise Rønne to host Melodi Grand Prix 2011". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  6. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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