Danemark 2014

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Denmark hosted and participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song « Only Teardrops » performed by Emmelie de Forest. The Danish entry was selected through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014, organised by the Danish broadcaster DR. Basim represented Denmark with the song « Cliche Love Song« , which placed 9th in the final, scoring 74 points.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 was the 44th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the music competition that selects Denmark’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The format of the show featured one show consisting of ten songs where the winning song was selected by a combination of the viewers’ SMS votes and votes cast by a professional jury. DR opened a submission period between 20 August 2013 and 7 October 2013 where a total of 872 songs were submitted, marking a new record for submissions and an increase of 180 entries over the previous year.[1][2] A selection jury selected six songs from the entries submitted to the broadcaster, while four participants (SONNY, Nadia Malm, Anna David and Michael Rune) were invited based on editorial considerations.[3] The ten songs taking part in the competition were revealed on 28 January 2014.[4]

Final

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 took place on 8 March 2014 at Arena Fyn in Odense, which has an audience capacity of up to 5,000 people.[5][6] The competition was hosted by Louise Wolff and Jacob Riising.[7] In addition to the winning entry representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the composers of the winning song were rewarded 100,000 Danish kroner by the Danish songwriting association KODA.[8]

The winning song was selected in two rounds of voting. In the first round, the combination of viewer SMS voting and a professional jury selected the top three songs to proceed to the superfinal. In the second round, viewers and the professional jury voted again, however, each member of the jury awarded 1, 2, and 3 points to the songs, with 3 points being awarded to the song they preferred the most. The five members of the jury awarded a total of 30 points. The SMS viewer vote was also be translated into 30 points, with each song receiving the proportion of those 30 points based on the percentage of the total votes they earned. For example, if a song received 50% of the viewer votes, it would be awarded 15 points. In both voting rounds, the viewer’s SMS vote accounted for 50% of the results, while the jury votes accounted for the remaining 50%.[9]

The professional jury consisted of the following members:[10]

  • Jørgen de Mylius, journalist; 23-time Danish Eurovision Song Contest commentator
  • Camille Jones, singer-songwriter and producer
  • Søs Fenger, singer-songwriter
  • Lars Pedersen, better known as Chief1; DJ and music producer
  • Mich Hedin Hansen, better known as Cutfather; songwriter and music producer

« Your Lies » performed by Rebekka Thornbech, « Cliche Love Song » performed by Basim and « Wanna Be Loved » performed by Michael Rune featuring Natascha Bessez qualified to the superfinal. In the superfinal, « Cliche Love Song » performed by Basim was selected as the winner.[11]

Draw Artist Song Composer(s) Result
1 Bryan Rice « I Choose U » Bryan Rice, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Shanna Crooks Out
2 Rebekka Thornbech « Your Lies » Danne Attlerud, Gustav Eurén, Niclas Arn Superfinalist
3 SONNY « Feeling the You » Sonny Fredie Pedersen, Frederik Tao Nordsøe Schjoldan, Thomas Lumpkins Out
4 Danni Elmo « She’s the One » Engelina, Alexander Brown, Søren Vestergaard, Marcus Linnet Out
5 Emilie Moldow « Vi finder hjem » Engelina, Ole Brodersen, Kasper Larsen, Basim Out
6 Glamboy P « Right By Your Side » Mathias Kallenberger, Andreas Berlin, Jasmine Anderson Out
7 Nadia Malm « Before You Forget Me » Nadia Malm Out
8 Basim « Cliche Love Song«  Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Daniel Fält, Basim Superfinalist
9 Anna David « It Hurts » Anna David, Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Jeremy Huffleman, Marli Harwood, Michael Harwood, Nick Keynes Out
10 Michael Rune feat. Natascha Bessez « Wanna Be Loved » Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Larsson, Luke Madden, Lemare Obika Superfinalist

Superfinal

Draw Artist Song S. Fenger Chief1 C. Jones J. de Mylius Cutfather SMS voting Total Place
2 Rebekka Thornbech « Your Lies » 2 2 2 1 1 7 15 3
8 Basim « Cliche Love Song » 3 3 3 3 3 15 30 1
10 Michael Rune feat. Natascha Bessez « Wanna Be Loved » 1 1 1 2 2 8 15 2

At Eurovision

Basim at rehearsal in Copenhagen

As the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and host of the 2014 Contest, Denmark automatically qualified for a place in the final, held on 10 May 2014. In addition to their participation in the final, Denmark was assigned to vote in the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[12] As the host nation, Denmark’s running order position in the final was determined by draw, rather than being assigned by the producers of the show. On 17 March 2014 during the heads of delegation meeting, Denmark was drawn to perform 23rd in the final.[13] Denmark performed following Malta and preceding the Netherlands.[14] In the final, Denmark placed 9th, scoring 74 points.

On stage, Basim was joined by two dancers: Tobias Ellehammer and Ivan Spahi,[15][16] and three backing vocalists: Ayoe Angelica, Andy Roda and Marcel Gbekle.[17][18][19] The Danish performance featured Basim, the dancers and the backing vocalists performing a choreographed routine which included the release of a banner near the end of the performance which contained the text « LOVE ».[20]

In Denmark, both the semi-finals and final aired on DR1. The DR1 broadcast of the semi-finals were commentated by Anders Bisgaard who took over from Ole Tøpholm due to Tøpholm being ill. Ole Tøpholm was the commentator for the broadcast of the final on DR1. Bisgaard also commentated the broadcast of the final via radio on DR P4.[21][22] Alternative broadcasts of the final aired on DR3 with commentary by the presenters of the DR P3 radio programme Monte Carlo, Peter Falktoft and Esben Bjerre Hansen, and on DR Ramasjang with the performances interpreted by sign language performers for the hearing impaired.[23] The Danish spokesperson revealing the result of the Danish vote in the final was Sofie Lassen-Kahlke.[24]

Points awarded to Denmark

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
Televoting 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

Points awarded by Denmark

Split voting results

The following five members comprise the Danish jury:[25]

  • Lise Cabble – Chairperson – songwriter, singer, composer of the 1995, 2011, and 2013 Danish contest entries
  • Rune Funch – guitarist, filmcomposer
  • Monique Spartalis – singer
  • Mich Hedin Hansen (Cutfather) – music producer, songwriter
  • Sys Bjerre – singer

Semi-final 1

The Danish votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[26]

Semi-final 1 – Danish Results
Draw Country L. Cabble R. Funch M. Spartalis Cutfather S. Bjerre Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Armenia 10 2 9 2 12 5 9 6 5
02  Latvia 15 7 13 13 11 14 7 10 1
03  Estonia 3 16 11 11 15 13 13 13
04  Sweden 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 10
05  Iceland 6 6 12 9 4 6 4 3 8
06  Albania 13 9 7 15 3 9 8 9 2
07  Russia 4 4 4 4 7 3 11 7 4
08  Azerbaijan 12 5 10 3 8 7 14 12
09  Ukraine 9 12 3 5 5 4 6 4 7
10  Belgium 8 13 5 12 16 12 15 15
11  Moldova 16 14 16 14 14 16 16 16
12  San Marino 11 8 14 16 10 15 12 14
13  Portugal 5 11 15 8 9 10 5 8 3
14  Netherlands 2 3 2 6 6 2 1 1 12
15  Montenegro 14 10 8 7 13 11 10 11
16  Hungary 7 15 6 10 2 8 3 5 6

Final

The Danish votes in the grand final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[27]

Final – Danish Results
Draw Country L. Cabble R. Funch M. Spartalis Cutfather S. Bjerre Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 14 12 4 17 7 9 15 10 1
02  Belarus 20 21 18 24 12 21 17 21
03  Azerbaijan 8 8 17 6 19 10 24 19
04  Iceland 10 10 24 11 4 11 4 6 5
05  Norway 2 6 9 12 9 6 7 5 6
06  Romania 17 19 14 8 15 14 19 18
07  Armenia 13 5 7 4 20 8 14 9 2
08  Montenegro 25 17 19 19 14 20 23 23
09  Poland 15 7 22 15 25 18 10 15
10  Greece 11 23 16 9 22 16 11 13
11  Austria 4 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 8
12  Germany 22 16 8 10 11 13 13 12
13  Sweden 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 12
14  France 9 22 12 18 21 17 18 20
15  Russia 6 3 5 7 6 4 21 11
16  Italy 21 25 25 22 18 25 25 25
17  Slovenia 16 24 15 23 23 23 20 22
18  Finland 7 13 6 16 5 7 8 7 4
19  Spain 18 18 20 13 17 19 12 16
20   Switzerland 23 15 21 25 16 22 6 14
21  Hungary 12 20 10 14 8 12 9 8 3
22  Malta 19 14 11 20 13 15 16 17
23  Denmark
24  Netherlands 3 4 3 3 10 3 1 2 10
25  San Marino 24 9 23 21 24 24 22 24
26  United Kingdom 5 11 13 5 3 5 5 4 7

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